Peabody-Burns Junior High School football finished the season with a win at home Thursday. They defeated Centre, 46-36. The team had four wins and three losses overall and finished 4-2 in the Wheat State League standings.
Kevin Baatrup put the Tomahawks on the scoreboard first with a 25-yard pass to Corbin Rives. A Rives to Braxton Kyle two-point conversion pass added two and PBJHS had the early 8-0 lead with 6 minutes, 38 seconds on the clock in the first quarter.
Kyle scored the next points in the game on a 26-yard run. Baatrup hit Brooks Hodges for the extra two points and the Tomahawks led, 16-0, with 4:25 remaining in the first.
The next offensive score came again from PBJHS when Kyle finished the series with a 21-yard run and Baatrup connected with Kyle for the conversion. PBJHS took the 24-0 lead with 4:47 left in the half.
Cougar offense did get on the scoreboard late in the second quarter, but PBJHS had the big lead at the half, 24-6.
Centre added to their total early in the third with a touchdown pass and a conversion. With 6:07 on the clock, the Cougars cut the PBJHS lead to 10, 24-14.
Another Centre touchdown and conversion in the third quarter made the PBJHS edge only two, 24-22, with less than five minutes remaining in the period.
PBJHS finally got on the scoreboard in the second half with a Baatrup to Rives 21-yard pass. The conversion failed, but the Tomahawks increased their lead, 30-22, with 3:44 left on the clock in the third.
A Baatrup pass hit Rives for a score early in the fourth. Baatrup connected with Kyle on a conversion pass play and PBJHS had a 38-22 advantage with 7:29 left in the game.
PBJHS offense scored once more in the fourth with a drive that ended with a 2-yard plunge into the end zone by Kyle. Baatrup found Vince Newman in the end zone for the extra two points and PBJHS had a big lead, 46-22, with 4:24 left in the contest.
Cougar offense made a comeback and scored twice in the last two minutes of the game.
Tomahawk defense held a last drive by the Centre squad and defeated the Cougars, 46-36.