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Gallatin dominates Warren County 56-7 ahead of huge region tilt

The Gallatin Green Wave take the field for their season-opening night game against Hendersonville. By Brett Berwager

As a date with undefeated Green Hill loomed, Gallatin took care of business at Warren County for a 56-7 win last Friday.

The Green Wave (3-2, 1-1 Region 4-6A) went up 21-0 by the end of the first quarter and led by 49 points at halftime for their second blowout win in as many tries.

Quarterback Jackson Stroup completed 11-of-12 passes for 306 yards and five touchdowns. He connected with Adreanne Barksdale and Jeremiah Williams for touchdowns in the opening frame, then found Abe Goolsby and Ladanian McMurry before halftime to build a more than comfortable lead. 

Goolsby recorded a scoop-and-score, and Za’kyian Brinkley passed the pylon twice in Gallatin’s other first-half touchdowns. 

The Wave went ahead 56-0 on Stroup’s 80-yard TD pass to Williams in the third quarter. Warren County (1-4, 0-3) avoided the shutout with a fourth-quarter run from 12 yards away. 

Gallatin outgained the Pioneers 398-114. On defense it had three sacks and forced three turnovers: on top of Goolsby’s defensive touchdown, Chris Boyd recovered a fumble and Santana Banks picked off Warren County quarterback Brady Swallows.

The Wave travel to face 5-0 Green Hill for their next game. The Hawks – only in their fourth year of existence – have won three-straight tight contests against Summit (41-35), Wilson Central (27-20) and Lebanon (31-21) alongside 30-plus point wins over West Creek and Northeast.