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Warriors dropped by Inman; look ahead to homecoming

Sports writer

On a rain soaked field Friday at Inman, the Peabody-Burns High School Warriors were beaten by the Teutons 28-14.

The Warriors are still looking for their first victory, and will face Remington Friday in a homecoming match-up.

Inman opened the game on offense but Warrior defense forced a punt on a fourth-and-17 at the Inman 12-yard line.

The Warriors’ first offensive possession was successful with runs from Jacob Simmonds, Henry Hammann, and Elliott Spechtenhauser, but it stalled out in Inman territory.

The Warriors turned the ball over on fourth-and-three at the Inman 23.

The first PBHS scoring drive of the game came with two minutes, 49 seconds left in the first quarter.

The Warrior offense started the drive at the Inman 41.

Spechtenhauser rushed six times, earned two first downs, and put the team at first-and-goal on the seven-yard line.

Spechenhauser moved the ball another two yards on a first-down carry.

On second down, Simmonds threw an incomplete pass.

Simmonds then called a QB keeper on third-and-goal from the five, and put the first points on the board. Derek Price kicked the extra point, and the Warriors lead 7-0 with five seconds left in the first quarter.

On the following series, Inman started the drive at its own 29-yard line.

Despite defensive plays by Spechtenhauser, Simmonds, Hammann, Caleb Hilliard, Isaac Hilliard, and Trevor Foth, the Teutons came up with a big run on fourth-and-15 from the Warrior 35 that resulted in a score.

They added a two-point run up the middle and took the lead 8-7 with 6:50 left in the first half.

Inman added the next score of the contest with an 80-yard pass play.

The extra point kick was unsuccessful, but Inman extended its lead to 14-7 with 1:49 left in the half.

Two Inman interceptions late in the quarter stopped drives, one close to the end zone, and the Teutons ran out the clock to take the halftime edge to the locker room.

The Warriors’ first scoring drive in the second half was set up early in the third by an Inman fumble at its own 33-yard line.

Simmonds rushed for a first down and Hammann put the ball over the goal line on a second-and-5 from the 12.

Price added the extra point and the game was even at 14, with 8:03 left on the clock in the third quarter.

The remainder of the quarter went scoreless, but the Teutons put up two scores in the fourth.

The first was a first-and-goal run from the one with 8:14 left in the period, followed by a five-yard score with less than two minutes left in the game.

The Warrior offense struggled in the fourth with incomplete passes and penalties. The team suffered its second loss of the season, losing by 14.

Simmonds was 1-13 in the passing game, and had 10 carries for 35 yards and a touchdown.

Hammann had six carries for 34 yards and a touchdown, Spechtenhauser carried 20 times for 54 yards.

Simmonds led the defense with 9.5 tackles, Brooks had 7.5 and I. Hilliard had six.

Other leading tacklers included Price (4.5), Spechtenhauser (3.5), C. Hilliard (3), Tyler Slater (3), B. Pickens (2), Clint Jones (1), Abe Eldridge (.5), and Hammann (.5).

Last modified Sept. 17, 2008

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