WAYNESBORO, MS (WDAM) - To say the war eagle offense has been "getting the job done," might be a bit of an under-statement. After Friday night's 48-0 beat-down of Brookhaven, Wayne County is riding an eight-game winning streak, and during that winning streak, the war eagles have been held under 30 points only once.
A big part of that high-powered offense has been the play of senior quarterback Jaleel "Chuck" Lacey. Other than two scoreless games against Wingfield and Meridian, Lacy has found pay-dirt on the ground six times and has found receivers in the endzone 15 times.
He averages 161 yards through the air and 61 yards on the ground, and has accumulated 1,932 yards both running and throwing the ball. Friday night against Brookhaven, Lacey almost perfectly displayed the best of both worlds.
He completed 73 percent of his passes, connecting on 11 of 15 attempts, for 142 yards and two touchdowns. On the ground, he rushed 12 times for 105 yards and another score. It's the fourth time this season that Lacey has both rushed for and thrown a touchdown.
Based on their record at the start of the season, the war eagles looked to be in trouble after starting off 0-2. But eight straight wins later, Lacey and Wayne County earned its first region championship since 2008, and looks to be the perennial contender in region 3-5A.