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Weddington routs Watauga; Warriors back to 3AA Championship

By Tim Winters, 12/07/19, 12:30PM EST

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The Weddington Warriors are headed back to the 3AA State Championship game, earning the right to defend their title after routing Watauga at home, 49-14.

Weddington, as they have done all season and postseason, jumped on their opposition early, muting a Watauga offense that scored over 50 points per game.

Playoff football games aren't supposed to be so one-sided, but that's what we have seen from this Weddington postseason. I'm not complaining. We are witnessing a historic run, locally and statewide.

Last night's win, Weddington's 25th victory in a row (last loss on September 28, 2018) continues to impress week-to-week. This football program is a finely tuned machine that chokes the life out of their competition. 

You have to hand it to this Warrior squad. There are no long drawn out affairs providing delusions of grandeur to the opposition. They strike early and often, capitalize on opponent's mistakes and let the defense pound away. This is the Weddington way and what the faithful have witnessed this postseason, heck, the whole season. 

Next week in Raleigh, Weddington (15-0) has the unique opportunity to defend their state title as they take on Lee County (15-0). One victory away from putting a bow on a perfect season.

Below, the postgame reaction from Weddington's Dante Casciola, Malik Mustapha, Will Shipley, and head coach Andy Capone after the Warriors' defeat of Watauga to win the 3AA West Final and earn the right to defend their state title.