The Woodward Academy football team defeated the West Laurens Raiders on Friday evening 42-31, advancing the War Eagles to the AAAA State Quarterfinals for the fourth consecutive season. Woodward wasted little time jumping ahead of the visiting Raiders as War Eagles held a 28-10 halftime lead. Tahj Gary scored on touchdown runs of 69, 62 and 20 yards, all in the first half, and finished the game with 152 yards rushing and 114 yards receiving.
Woodward Academy will now take on St. Piux X in the quarterfinals, and by virtue of the GHSA universal coin toss, will host the Golden Lion at Colquitt Stadium. Kickoff is set for Friday, November 24th at 7:30 PM with gates opening at 6 PM. All tickets are $12. Presale of tickets will take place beginning at 2 PM on Friday in the Athletic office. Woodward Academy will once again operate a shuttle from the Woodruff Dining Hall and an additional shuttle from Tri-Cities Plaza, both dropping off directly at the stadium gates.