Peabody-Burns High School football 2013-14 hit on all cylinders at the home opener Friday night. The squad defeated White City 60-14 in three quarters of play. Up next for the team will be a road game at Little River.
The first series of downs for PBHS started at the Warrior 29-yard line and included runs by Braxton Kyle and Fred Winsor. However, a sack and an incomplete pass forced a punt that landed at the White City 1.
White City gained a yard on first down. On second down, Xavier Jabary tackled the Huskies ballcarrier in the end zone. The Warriors earned a 2-point safety for the first points in the contest with 9:34 left on the clock.
The White City free kick was picked up by Kyle and returned to the Huskies’ 32. Kyle Seeney gained 2 on first down. A Winsor run earned a first down at the White City 18. Winsor got the call on the next play and bounced through the middle of the line to the left end zone for an 18-yard score. The conversion pass failed. The Warriors led 8-0 with 8:24 left in the first quarter.
The next Warrior score was set up when Kiefer Larsen recovered a Huskies fumble at the White City 34-yard line. Winsor again found a hole in the middle and exploited it all the way to the end zone. The conversion pass was off the mark but just 30 seconds after the last score, PBHS added 6 to go up 14-0 with 7:56 on the clock.
For the remainder of the first, PBHS defensive plays by Clayton Philpott, Jabary, Larsen, Kevin Baatrup, and Winsor kept White City off the scoreboard.
Warrior defense started the second period with a stop on fourth and 1 at the White City 23. Seeney ran on first down for a gain of 3. A bad snap was advanced to the end zone on second down but was called back for a block in the back penalty. Two downs lost a yard and set up a fourth-and-23 pass play to Philpott that ended in a score. The conversion run was stopped but PBHS had the 20-0 lead with 10:05 on the clock in the second.
Baatrup and DeAndre Edmondson stopped the Huskies return man at the White City 19 yard line. Three plays later, the Huskies completed a pass to get their first score in the game. At 9:44, White City cut the Warrior lead to 20-6.
The White City kickoff ended in the end zone for a touchback to set up PBHS offense at their own 15-yard line. Winsor moved the sticks with a 22-yard first down run. Winsor gained 2 on the next down. On second and 8 from the Warrior 39, Kyle rolled out and completed a pass to Baatrup for the score. The conversion failed but PBHS had the 26-6 edge with 8:27 left in the second.
On the next two Huskies series, Kyle returned a White City pass for touchdowns and PBHS added two scores in less than 20 seconds. Winsor added a 2-point conversion on the second score. The Warriors went up 40-6 with 8:06 left in the half.
One minute later the Huskies series that was set up by a kick from Enrique Palazon ended with a Seeney fumble recovery. Larsen took the ball on the next play for the 10-yard score. PBHS led 46-6 with 7:27 left in the second.
White City added one more score to make the halftime edge 46-12. PBHS Tackles were recorded by Austin Berry, Winsor, Vince Newman, Dakota Reynolds, Philpott, and Baatrup in the remaining minutes of the second.
The first score in the third was set up by a Baatrup fumble recovery at the White City 21. A keeper run from Kyle put the margin at 52-14. Seeney added 2 with a conversion push through the middle.
Late in the quarter a PBHS offensive series that opened at the Warrior 33 had 4 runs from Winsor and 2 from Seeney. Winsor ended the game with a first and ten line of scrimmage spin move to score the final points in the contest. Due to the 45 point rule the game ended with less than 30 seconds left in the third. PBHS defeated White City 60-14.
Kyle was 5 for 8 in the passing game for 625 yards and 2 passing touchdowns. He also had 9 rushes for 34 yards and a TD. Winsor had 17 runs for 165 yards and 3 scores. Seeney had 9 runs for 42 yards. Larsen was 1 for 10 and a score. Baatrup caught 3 passes for 97 yards and a TD. Philpott caught 2 for 67 yards and 1 score.
Seeney and Philpott had sacks in the contest. Kyle had 2 interception returned for scores. Baatrup led the team with 7 tackles. Philpott had 6. Winsor recorded 4 and Seeney and Jabary each had 3. Reynolds and Kyle each had 2 stops and Kaden Gibson, Larsen, Ian Orrock, Newman, Filip Suskarcevic and Edmondson each added 1 in the contest.