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Peabody-Burns head to bi-district playoffs

Staff writer

Austin Reynolds had a career game for the Peabody-Burns Warriors Thursday after he carried the ball 39 times for a total of 412 yards to help the team secure a 78-23 win against Cedar Vale-Dexter Spartans.

The Spartans made the first touchdown of the evening with 6:24 left in the first quarter.

Shortly after, Warriors Austin Reynolds ran 29 yards for the Warriors’ first touchdown, tying the score 6-6.

Three minutes later, Spartans made another touchdown. The 2 point conversion was no good, making the score 12-6.

During the Warriors’ next possession, Reynolds passed to Jayton Scott, who ran 19 yards for another touchdown. Scott also caught a 2-point conversion play, giving the Warriors a 14-12 lead.

Spartans then scored two more touchdowns, bringing the score 14-26. Reynolds wasn’t far behind, scoring a touchdown with 1:41 left in the second quarter, and another with :01 seconds left, giving Peabody-Burns a 28-26 halftime lead.

Bailey Penner ran for a touchdown 37 yards in the third quarter, increasing the lead to 34-26.

Cedar Vale scored two more touchdowns in the third quarter, but the Warriors responded with Austin Reynolds running 37 yards for a touchdown, and 38 for another, making the score 46-38.

Jess Philpott ran 9 yards for a touchdown with :10 seconds left in the third quarter, 52-38.

In the fourth quarter, Cedar Vale scored three touchdowns, while Reynolds and Bryant Young each scored one more each, for a final score of 74-52.

Coach David Pickens said the Warriors had to find a way to not give up pass plays made by Cedar Vale-Dexter in order to win, and that the Warriors made enough plays and interceptions to help secure their win.

“We played a team that had a lot of speed and we knew they could throw the ball,” Pickens said. “Offensively, our guys came to play and we just turned it up.”

Warriors traveled to St. Paul Tuesday to face the Indians in a bi-district game.

Last modified Nov. 3, 2016

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