Peabody-Burns football game against the FlintHills Mustangs ended early Friday when the Warriors won 62-12 in the third quarter.
Coach David Pickens was proud of the team, and said a hard week’s practice contributed to their win.
“We started working on being disciplined on some of the things we needed to work on,” Pickens said. “We worked on those things all week long, and practice was kind of hell for the guys, but they responded tonight and played sharp and we executed things we wanted to execute.”
In the first quarter, Jess Philpott returned a punt from the Mustangs for 51 yards to score the first touchdown of the game. A two-point conversion pass from Bryant Young to Jayton Scott was good, giving the Warriors an 8-0 lead
Jess Philpott scored another touchdown after running 8 yards, with a complete conversion pass from Young to Austin Reynolds, for a score of 16-0.
Reynolds ran for 57 yards to score the next touchdown, with a complete conversion pass from Young to Scott, bringing the score to 24-0.
Tyler Entz intercepted a pass and returned it for another touchdown for the Warriors, and another two-point conversion by Reynolds for a 32-0 lead.
Reynolds ran for 48 yards for another touchdown at the beginning of the second quarter. The conversion point was no good, leaving the Warriors at 38-0.
Young ran for 14 yards, giving the Warriors another touchdown, 44-0.
Young passed to Austin Reynolds with 4:57 left in the second half, securing another touchdown, bringing the score 50-0.
It looked like the game would end at half, but with 1:17 left in the second quarter, the Mustangs managed to score two touchdowns, ending the first half 50-12, and taking the game into the second half with a running clock.
With 11:27 left in the third quarter, Philpott ran for 38 yards, making the score 56-12, and with 8:05 left, scored yet again, ending the game due to mercy rule, and leaving the final score 62-12.
Reynolds averaged 17 yards rushing and 47.5 receiving, while Philpott had 13 yards rushing, 10.5 kickoff returns, and 25.5 punt returns.
Landon Rives and Marcus Sanders had four tackles each,
“We still had a few mistakes, but you can’t play perfect,” Pickens said. “I’m really happy with the way our guys came out tonight and from the get go they played hard, and it paid off.”