The Worth County Rams threw a handful of surprises at Tift County on Friday night, but none of them were bigger than the final score.
Worth head coach Scotty Ward admitted not many people believed his Rams would defeat local rival 5A Tift County. But his team did team did all the convincing with the 22-14 surprise victory.
The Worth coaching staff made some bold adjustments that led to Friday's upset win. After struggling defensively in the September 9 loss to Cook, the Rams added man-power to their line switching from a three down-lineman front to a four lineman / four linebacker look.
While defensive back turned starting quarterback Savon Farley kept the Tift County defense off guard. The Ram senior amassed over 200 offensive yards, and scored a touchdown on a 65 yard run.
"Everybody came in expecting us to lose that game, but we just pulled it off. I mean...things happen...thank God," Farley said.
Coach Ward hopes last week's success will carry over through the region schedule. The Rams open their 3A-Region 1 schedule with a home game this week against Americus-Sumter.
"Anytime that you come in to a big game especially when it's a rivalry game, fifteen minutes apart from each other...everybody's there, it's a big game no matter what. When you find a way to win the football game, hopefully that momentum that you build carries you in to region play," Ward said.
Farley suffered a left ankle injury during the third quarter of Friday's win. However, if healthy enough to play on Friday, the senior will start at quarterback.