Whit Weeks made his presence felt in all facets last Friday night in his team’s 48-6 win over Franklin County.
Weeks, a junior on the Oconee County football team, was a force for the Warriors both offensively and defensively.
He made his earliest impressions via two rushing touchdowns.
Weeks ran in for two rushing scores in the first quarter. One was a 42-yard dash and the other was a 5-yard scamper.
The Warriors’ offensive line paved the way for both big plays.
“It was definitely the line,” Weeks said. “I just ran through the holes that they were making. On both of my touchdowns, I wasn't even touched. I really didn't do any of the work. It was all the line that was making it happen.”
As has been the case all season, Weeks was also a big part of the Oconee defensive attack.
Weeks finished with seven total tackles, most on the team.
“We had a great week of preparation and a really good game plan going into it,” Weeks said. “We fit our gaps and knew where we were supposed to be every single play, so they just couldn't get nothing going on us.”
Last week’s defensive domination by Oconee continued a season-long trend.
Through their 10 games this season, the Warriors have allowed an average of just 12.1 points per game.
Weeks attributed that to an aggressive mindset.
“We play nasty,” Weeks said. “We're a really aggressive defense. Teams don't like getting hit in the mouth for four-straight quarters.”
The blowout win led the Warriors back to the postseason.
They reached the Class AAA state championship in each of the last two years. Unfortunately for Oconee County, both of those games ended in heartbreaking defeats.
This year, the Warriors aim to reverse their fortunes.
Weeks said he and everyone else within the program have a strong conviction they have what it takes to do it.
“I know everybody on our team believes it,” he said. “Every single player, every single coach in our program believes that we can win a state championship, so that's the goal.”