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Bittersweet homecoming for Peabody-Burns Warriors

Staff writer

Peabody-Burns Warriors boys team took a beating in their homecoming game Friday, both on the scoreboard, 61-18, and physically.

Cody Partridge was chasing after a loose ball along with a Moundridge player when he fell and hit his head.

“I didn’t think it was anything dirty or violent,” coach Caleb Good said. “Two guys went for the ball and he fell awkwardly and hit his head.”

After being inspected by Good and other individuals on the court, Partridge got up and walked to the locker room, where he was examined for a possible concussion.

“He was pretty loopy,” Good said. “He wasn’t quite down to earth so they thought they needed to take him (to the hospital).”

Good said that while they lost the game, he was proud of the improvements his team has made over the season.

“Moundridge is a very good team,” Good said. “We battled hard. There were a bunch of little things in the game from a bunch of players that I thought we made improvements on.”

Good said he feels the team is ready for their remaining two games before substate.

“We got beat badly, but I’m not disappointed because I know we are getting better,” Good said. “We are ready to attack the next couple of games. We know if we play well, we can go compete and do well.”

Katy Benson almost single-handedly kept the Lady Warriors in contention in the girls game, scoring 30 of the team’s 39 points.

The score was close in the third quarter, but Moundridge pulled away to win 66-39.

“I was extremely impressed with how the girls battled,” coach Scott Bauer said. “We started slow, but battled back. It was fun to see the girls compete against an extremely tough opponent in all facets of the game.”

Last modified Feb. 25, 2016

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