The Peabody-Burns High School football team had a tough Friday at Hope. PBHS lost, 46-0, in a game that ended with five minutes left in the third quarter. The team will travel again this week with a trip to Lincoln.
The contest opened with a Lucas Larsen tackle of the Hope return man at the Hope 15-yard line. Defensive plays by Braxton Kyle, Austin Savage, Christian Gard, Hunter Pickens and Brody Kyle forced the Lions to turn the ball over at the Warrior 31-yard line.
The first Warrior offensive series opened with a run by Braxton Kyle and included a run by Savage. The drive stalled and Hope again took over at midfield.
With 5 minutes in the first quarter, the Lions took advantage of a Warrior fumble and turned it into the first score of the contest. The 8-yard touchdown came with 4 minutes, 28 secons on the clock. The conversion was stopped by a Savage tackle, but PBHS trailed in the first quarter, 6-0. The remainder of the first quarter was scoreless.
The Lions added the next score on third-and-goal from the 1-yard line. The same play added 2 more on the conversion and PBHS trailed, 14-0, with 7:37 left in the second.
Warrior offense continued to struggle in the half but the Hope offense scored with less than 2 minutes left. They added a conversion the gap grew for the Warriors, 22-0.
The third quarter was dismal for the PBHS squad. Three Lion scores went unanswered and with 5:39 left in the competition, the game ended because of the 45-point rule. PBHS was defeated, 46-0, by Hope.
Braxton Kyle had 6 runs for 23 yards. Savage had 7 rushes for 12 yards and Matt Hiebert had 3 runs for 4 yards. Hiebert was 3-for-9 in the passing game for 19 yards and Pickens went 0-for-2. Brody Kyle caught one pass for 24 yards and Pickens caught one for 6 yards. Savage had 4 punts for 78 yards.
Larsen the defense with 6 tackles. Wesley Shaw and Savage each recoded 5.5. Xavier Jabary and Braxton Kyle each had 3 stops. Pickens earned 2.5 tackles and Gard and Brody Kyle each had 2. Brent Jones recorded 1.5 tackles in the contest.