We were in Putnam County on Friday night to witness No. 12 Winfield take on No. 8 Sissonville. Unfortunately, the recent trend of blowouts amongst some of the top teams in the state continued as the Generals had the game in control by halftime.
Both teams’ opening drives resulted in punts before Winfield seized all momentum. The Generals defense opened up the scoring, forcing and recovering a fumble for a 26-yard touchdown early in the first quarter.
It only escalated from there.
The Winfield offense made quick work of the Indians defense to add to its lead. The Generals used a quick 2-play drive capped off by a 10-yard quarterback run to stretch their lead 14-0. Sissonville showed life at the end of the first quarter, scoring from 15 yards out to cut the deficit to just 7. Not to be outdone, however, the Generals hooked up on a 76-yard pass to go up 21-7 before Sissonville found paydirt for the final time on the evening to make the score 21-14.
Winfield scored twice more before the half to take a commanding 35-14 lead. In the second half, the Generals scored 12 more points and held the Indians scoreless to chalk a decisive 46-14 win.
Next week, we will be in Charleston to watch Capital take on Spring Valley.