SYLVESTER -- The Worth County Rams football team is right where it wants to be as it heads into a second week matchup with the Cook High Hornets of Adel.

The Rams are fresh off an opening night 40-14 win over the Lee County Trojans. Leading 14-0 at the half, the Trojans came out in the third quarter and immediately cut the deficit in half. But after that it was all Worth County as the Rams got serious.

By game's end the Worth County offensive unit had amassed nearly 500 total yards, gaining 340 on the ground and another 153 in the air.

"We had a good night," said Worth County head football coach Harold Brantley.

Not only did the Rams have nearly 500 yards in offense, they also secured 20 first downs against the Trojans.

Brantley admitted that Friday night's success might have had a little to do with the Rams' loss to the Trojans last year. After a couple of early miscues in the 2003 edition of this matchup, the Rams became completely unglued as Lee recorded its only win of the season.

"I think some of them were thinking about that game last year," Brantley said. "They remembered it.

"We had a touchdown called back and then a 40-yard pass completion called back and it was just downhill after that. Other than that one night against Tift County, we couldn't get back on track for the rest of the season."

Brantley hopes that his Rams can stay on track this year, but he knows that it will not be easy as the Cook High Hornets come to town tomorrow night.

"Cook has some great athletes," Brantley said of the visitors who will bring a seasoned offensive backfield to town.

Worth will counter with what has become a seasoned backfield of its' own. Running back Daniel Lewis rushed for 146 yards including a long scamper of 68 yards in the third quarter against Lee. The Rams later scored on the drive thus taking the wind out of the sails of the Trojans.

"We know that our kicking game still needs some work and so does the defense," said Brantley.

Senior Ricky Hope led the defensive squad in tackles and also sacked the Lee quarterback three times on the night.

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