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Warriors lose at home

Staff writer

Peabody-Burns High School football team was defeated by Inman Friday, 24-0.

With a second loss in as many weeks, the team still seeks a victory for the 2009-10 season. A road game this week with a match-up against Remington is the next test for the squad.

PBHS began the game against Inman on defense. Penalties on the Teutons and good Warrior defense halted the drive on the Warrior 26, forcing Inman to turn over the ball on downs.

A huge 55-yard run by Storm Pickens earned a new set of downs on the first play of the first Warrior offensive series. Daniel Brassfield, Derek Price, and Pickens carried the ball on the series, but the drive stalled in Inman territory. The Warriors turned the ball over on fourth-and-6 at the 16.

Teuton offense controlled the remainder of the first quarter with all but one play on their side of the ball. Good PBHS defensive plays by Brody Kyle, Clint Jones, Austin Savage, Trevor Foth, Brent Jones, Joseph Lopez, Jacob Gillet, Spencer Moffett, Pickens, Brassfield, and Price kept Inman out of the end zone.

The first points of the contest came just six seconds into the second quarter. Inman scored on a second and goal from the 4-yard line. The Teutons added a 2-point conversion with a run on a fake extra point kick attempt and the Warriors were behind, 8-0, with 11:54 left in the second quarter.

Inman scored again on a first-and-goal run from the 4-yard line. The Teutons added a PAT and the Warriors trailed, 15-0, with 4:22 left in the second quarter.

Warrior offense had four possessions in the second, but the best ball movement was late in the half. A loss on first down set up a second and 22 from the Warrior 28. Kyle came up with a big catch and run to put the Warriors at the Inman 47. With time running out, a spike on first down set up three attempts to get to the end zone. The half ended with another big catch from Kyle, but time expired and the Warriors went to the halftime break with no points.

The first series for the Warriors ended with a Brassfield punt but Lopez and Foth came up with a huge stop on fourth-and-1 at midfield to put the Warriors in position for the second offensive series for the team in the third.

Pickens and Lucas Larsen combined to take the ball to the Inman 16. However, the drive was stopped on a Warrior fumble at the 16.

Warrior defense did the job and halted the Teutons deep in Warrior territory on the next drive. With just 37 seconds remaining in the third, Inman defense pushed the Warriors back into their own end zone for a safety. The Teutons added two and led the Warriors, 17-0.

Inman offense again found the end zone on a drive that began at the Warrior 37.

Hunter Pickens, Larsen, and Lopez each recorded tackles, but on first-and-goal from the 5, the Teutons added six. The PAT was successful and the Inman lead was 24-0 with 8:06 on the clock.

The last drive for the PBHS offense started at the Warrior 25 and included runs by Storm Pickens and Price. Storm Pickens and Andrew Sheffler also caught passes on the drive. The Warriors turned the ball over on downs with one minute left in the game. The Teutons took a knee to run out the clock. The Warriors lost to Inman, 24-0.

Storm Pickens had 18 rushes for 105 yards. Price ran 12 times for 14 yards. Larsen was 2-for-10 and Brassfield ran six times for 6 yards. Price completed two passes for 48 yards and Storm Pickens had two passes for 13 yards. Kyle had two catches for 48 yards. Storm Pickens caught one pass for 10 yards and Sheffler had one catch for 3 yards.

Clint Jones led the defense with 7.5 tackles. Price had seven and Kyle had six. Hunter Pickens had 5.5, Brent Jones Brassfield, and Larsen each had 4.5. Storm Pickens and Foth each had four, Savage had three and Gillet had two. Lopez had 1.5 and Moffett had one.

Last modified Sept. 16, 2009

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