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Peabody-Burns football wins thriller over Centre

Peabody-Burns football got off to a promising start for the 2019 season, with a 26-24 win over Centre on Friday at home.

The Warriors opened scoring with a four-yard touchdown pass from Phillip Young to Thomas Page, but couldn’t make the two-point conversion.

A touchdown and conversion by Centre midway through the second quarter put the Cougars up until late in the fourth, but Peabody-Burns always stayed within reach.

Despite battling from behind, Peabody-Burns greatly improved its scoring efforts, racking up 20 points in the second half.

Peabody-Burns’ chance came with less than five minutes left in the game, and it didn’t go to waste. A 20-yard strike from Young to Rocco Weerts put them in the lead for good.

The Warriors’ passing game was their best asset. All four of the team’s touchdowns came through the air, with Weerts catching two and throwing a third.

Each team had its strengths points, but offset those with what they gave up elsewhere. The Warriors surrendered three fumbles, but limited their penalties to 75 yards, compared to Centre’s 120.

Last modified Sept. 11, 2019

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