PBHS overpowered the Eagles at Canton-Galva Friday with a 69-24 victory. The Warriors are now 2-1 and have a Friday homecoming matchup with Hope.
Storm Pickens took the opening kickoff and scampered to the Eagle 4-yard line. Hunter Pickens called a quarterback keeper and finished the short drive with a score in the right corner of the end zone. Storm Pickens ran the two-point conversion also to the right corner of the end zone. PBHS took the early lead of 8-0 with 11 minutes, 43 seconds left in the first quarter.
Warrior defensive stops by Clint Jones, Brody Kyle, Derek Price, Abe Eldridge, Storm Pickens Hunter Pickens, and Austin Savage forced the Eagles to punt the ball on fourth down. Storm Pickens fielded the punt and returned it to midfield.
Warrior offense added to the score with 9:32 on the clock. Storm Pickens scored on a first down run around the right side of the defense from the Eagle 36-yard line. The extra point kick was unsuccessful but PBHS increased their lead, 14-0.
PBHS defense with stops by Savage, Trevor Hatton, Spencer Moffett, and Clint Jones again forced a punt. Warrior offense started at the Eagle 38-yard line.
An incomplete pass to Price on first down brought up a second-and-10 at midfield. Eldridge ran the ball on second and third downs. On fourth and six, Hunter Pickens took the ball and ran around the right end of the line for the 34-yard score. The pass conversion attempt was broken up by the Eagles but PBHS had the 20-0 lead with 7:09 on the clock in the first period.
Canton-Galva struck back in the next kickoff, covering the length of the field for an Eagle score. With just under seven minutes to go in the period, Canton-Galva cut the Warrior lead, 20-6.
Price fielded the kickoff for Warrior special teams but a Warrior penalty put the ball back at the Warrior 17-yard line. Storm Pickens gained two yards on the first down. He again got the call on second down and ran right for a 61-yard touchdown. The Jacob Gillet extra point was good and PBHS increased their lead, 27-6, with 5:59 on the clock in the first quarter.
Lucas Larsen and Eldridge teamed up for several defensive stops on the next series and PBHS forced an Eagle punt.
Hunter Pickens 10 ten yards on a first down from the Warrior 26. Eldridge broke through the middle of the line and ran 44 yards for the PBHS touchdown. The kick for the extra point was unsuccessful. The Warriors took a 33-6 lead with 3:35 left in the first period.
Canton-Galva put up the next score of the competition with a 1-yard run. They also added a two-point pass conversion and with less than three minutes the first quarter PBHS led 33-4.
Several offensive series for the Warriors and the Eagles produced yardage but no score in the second period.
The Eagles added two with 8:22 left in the half when an errant Warriors snap went in and out of the end zone.
PBHS added two more scores before the half. A third-down pass from Hunter Pickens to Price took the Warrior to 39 points. A 17-yard run to the right side by Hunter Pickens gave the Warriors 45 points at the half.
The Eagles added a rushing touchdown with seconds left in the half. They also added a run conversion and after a high-scoring first half of play, PBHS maintained the advantage, 45-24.
PBHS scored four more times in the contest. Third-quarter touchdowns were earned by Eldridge on a 5-yard run through the middle and Storm Pickens with another rushing touchdown.
The first fourth-quarter touchdown came from Eldridge through the middle on a first and goal at the 8 and a leap over the Eagle line to finish the contest, 69-24, with 6:44 left on the clock.
According to 8-man rules, the game was called and PBHS won the contest over the Eagles 69-24.
Storm Pickens gained 249 yards on 15 carries and scored four touchdowns. Eldridge had 100 yards on 13 carries and had four touchdowns. Hunter Pickens scored two touchdowns and had 52 yards on nine carries.
Price had two catches for 54 yards and a touchdown. Kyle had two catches for 16 yards.
Price led the defense with 9 tackles. Storm Pickens and Eldridge each had 6.5. Hunter Pickens had 6. Kyle had 5.5. Brent Jones and Larsen each had 3.5. Moffett had 3 and Daniel Martinez and Jones had 2 each. Savage and Trevor Foth each had 1.5. while Gillet and Hatton each had .5.