Warren Central sure knows how to break in a brand new field.
In their first home game of the season, the Class 6A No. 4 Warriors (3-1) flustered Lawrence Central (3-1) defensively in front of packed stands. They didn’t score early, but once they found the end zone they never lost sight of it, cruising to a 37-0 victory.
What more can you ask for in the first home game of the season, on homecoming no less?
Warriors quarterback Zach Summeier completed 19-of-29 passes for 196 yards and a touchdown, but Tristen Tonte stole the show with his dual-threat prowess and got the best of the Bears three times Friday night.
Tonte, who christened the field with its first touchdown on a 5-yard run with 26 seconds left in the first half, led the Warriors with 98 rushing yards and completed one pass for a 40-yard touchdown.
Tonte also scored another rushing touchdown near the end of the third quarter, his third and final trip to the end zone.
“Great team win,” Tonte said. “We came together in the second half and made it a team game. Getting the running game going changed the game.”