Whitwell set the tone early and carried the tone to the final whistle in beating region foe Sale Creek 49-16 at Finley Stadium on Thursday night.

With the win Whitwell pulls into a 2nd place region 3-A tie with Copper Basin at 3-1.

Whitwell and Copper Basin close the season together, that will decide the region runner-up behind South Pittsburg. Both Whitwell plays a non-region game next week and Copper Basin is off.