MACON — Ross Worsham and the Westwood football team rode back from Macon Friday after their two-year, 27-game winning streak came to an end.
They were shocked, stunned and saddened after a 17-0 loss to Stratford.
Out of the darkness, however, came some hope.
“Now we get to start another streak,” said Worsham, who doesn’t remember ever being shut out in his seven years as coach of the Wildcats.
Westwood (1-1), which had won back-to-back GISA Class A state titles the last two years, got in the red zone just twice all night against the AAA runner-up from last year and never could punch it in against a physical Stratford D.
“Overall, our defense played good enough to win,” Worsham said. “If you can hold somebody like Stratford to 17 points … it was all on the offense (Friday night). We just couldn’t produce anything.”
Greer Smith led Stratford in rushing with 107 yards and a TD on eight carries, while Austin Simmons added 86 yards and a TD on 14 carries. The Eagles’ Williams Ham put the game away early in the fourth quarter, booting a 35-yard field goal for the final margin.
The Wildcats will attempt to start their next winning streak Friday at home against Dawson Street Christian.