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Peabody-Burns held scoreless at homecoming

Staff writer

Two scores were noted before Friday night’s meeting between the hosting Peabody-Burns Warriors and the top team in 8-Man Division 1, Canton-Galva’s Eagles. 

One was the Eagles’ season-opening 70-23 blowout against Little River’s Redskins.

The other was posted earlier this season when Canton-Galva defeated Chase County, 46-0.

Both the Redskins and Bulldogs shared the same thing. They both defeated Peabody’s Warriors in short games. 

The Eagles continue to prove they will be a force to be reckoned with this November, downing the Warriors, 56-0, during Peabody’s homecoming. Officials called the game at halftime because of the state activity association’s 45-point mercy rule.

The loss dropped Peabody-Burns to 2-3 for the season while Canton-Galva remains undefeated.

Grounding the Eagles requires keeping quarterback Landon Everett and his favorite target, sophomore Tyson Struber, in check. 

When they work well together, the Eagles soar.

The two were a dynamic duo again Friday night, as Everett threw four touchdown passes with half caught by Struber. Everett also carried eight times for 44 yards and one more. 

Struber hauled in high four catches for 95 yards, including a 40-yard completion, that set up the Eagles’ first score.

The Warriors’ held the Eagles to 4-for-8 on point after attempts.

Peabody made it past midfield once on eight of its drives with the aid of a 28-yard completion by quarterback Phillip Young to Noal Reynolds. 

That drive stalled out with Peabody turning it over on downs at the 36-yard line. That was the Warriors’ best scoring chance for the night. 

Young went 7-for-15 passing for 52 yards, a team-high 31 yards going to Reynolds off two completions.

Passing was Peabody’s best offense, with Canton-Galva holding the Warriors to negative yardage rushing, and Young struggling to keep his balance in the slippery backfield. 

Reynolds’ four carries for 20 yards led Peabody’s rushing attack while Canton-Galva racked up 146 on 15 attempts with 97 yards coming from Brayden Collins on six carries, but two scores. 

Peabody-Burns faces Bennington High at 7 p.m. Friday in Bennington.

Last modified Oct. 10, 2019

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