A trip to Centre Friday ended with the first loss of the season for the Peabody-Burns High School Warriors football team. PBHS was defeated 14-8. Now 3-1, the team will take on Hartford at home.
The Warrior’s Enrique Palazon kicked off to start the contest. Warrior special teams downed Cougars’ Dakota Stimpson at the 20-yard line. Stimpson and Kyle Methvin combined three rushes for a first down. On third-and-9 and the next set of 10, Methvin ran 49 yards for the score with 9:21 remaining in the first quarter. Methvin then hit Conner Montgomery for the conversion and an 8-0 Cougar lead.
Keifer Larsen set up the Warriors on the PBHS 35 with the return of the ensuing kick-off. A first down penalty pushed them back to the 30. Fred Winsor was stopped on the next down for a one-yard loss. A Braxton Kyle pass fell incomplete on second down. On third-and-16, Clayton Philpott ran 15 yards to set up fourth-and-1. Kyle Seeney gained four yards on fourth and earned a first down.
PBHS went in reverse on a quarterback sack before Kyle hit Winsor for a 12-yard gain. Kyle ran for six yards on fourth-and-4 to give the Warriors a first down. Two quarterback sacks followed. Despite an eight-yard Kyle rush, the Warriors were at fourth and 25. Kyle hit DeAndre Edmondson for a 13-yard gain, but the Warriors turned the ball over on downs.
Warrior defense held Centre and PBHS got the football back late in the first.
PBHS started with run by Winsor of three yards followed by a Kyle gain of 10 yards for a first down. Seeney got three yards on first down. Winsor then took the ball twice for a total of 20 yards to set up first and goal from the six-yard line. A first down Sweeney run gained two yards. On second down, Winsor ran in from four yards out for the score with 48 seconds left in the first. Kyle connected with Seeney for the try and an 8-8 tie.
Both teams would have several more series in the half but the score remained knotted 8-8 at the break.
Winsor returned the opening second half kick-off to the Warrior 30-yard line. Winsor followed with three runs that totaled 20 yards and earned a new set of downs. Despite a carry by Seeney and two from Winsor, PBHS ended the series on fourth and 10. A penalty tacked on five. Kyle threw on fourth down but the incomplete forced the Warriors to turn the ball over on downs at the Centre 35.
Warrior defense that included a tackle for a nine-yard loss by Xavier Jabary stopped the Cougars on the next drive. Methvin punted to the Warriors.
Warrior offense could not advance the ball and punted after three downs. Methvin returned it 15 yards and Centre took over at their own 27.
Centre moved the ball with runs from Montgomery and Methvin. Methvin connected with Justin Bina for 19 yards and a first down. Stimpson added a two-yard run as did Methvin. A Stimpson four-yard gain set up fourth and two. Methvin earned the first and goal with a five-yard run to the four-yard line. Three downs later, Methvin added the last score of the contest. Winsor intercepted the conversion pass. Centre led With 11:59 left in the fourth.
Neither offense added more in the contest. Centre took a knee with seconds left for the win.
Kyle was eight for 17 in the passing game for 79 yards. Winsor ran 22 times for 85 yards and one score. Winsor caught two passes for 45 yards. Seeney rushed seven times for 16 yards and caught two passes for nine yards. Larsen had one carry for seven yards. Clayton Philpott rushed twice for 16 yards. Edmondson caught two passes for 13 yards.
Jabary led the team with 10 tackles followed by Seeney with nine. Philpott and Winsor each added seven. Larsen recorded five and Kaden Gibson, Kevin Baatrup and Kyle each added four. Colton Terronez had two and Palazon added one.
Rural Vista defeated the junior Warriors 38-6 Thursday at Hope. Rural Vista had the only scoring offense in the first half and led 38-0 at the break.
Bryant Young put PBMS on the board with 17 seconds left in the contest with a 38-yard pass to Sabastian Sutton. No conversion was added. Chance Elliot recovered the onside kick but time expired.
Now 0-4 on the season, the team plays next at Little River.