Peabody-Burns’s loss last week was enough to give the Warriors motivation to win their homecoming football game, and not only did they win, they dominated.
A Cody Partridge touchdown with 11:48 left in the first quarter was the start of the Warriors rise to victory against the Flint Hills Mustangs. The Warriors scored four more touchdowns and led the end of the first quarter 34-0.
The Mustangs slowed the Warriors slaughter during the second quarter, and the Warriors and Mustangs left for halftime with the score 42-6.
During the third quarter, the Mustangs made another touchdown, but the Warriors added two more, invoking the mercy rule and ending the game 62-12.
The Warriors had 279 rushing yards, led by Austin Reynolds with 8 carries for 122 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Corbin Reeves added for 70 yards and 3 touchdowns on 5 carries.
Both Dakota Reynolds and Cody Partridge caught one touchdown each.
Partridge also had a 73 yard return for touchdown and 2nd was a 65 yard return for a touchdown.
Head coach David Pickens said “One of the main things we were able to do this week that we haven’t been able to do before was throw the ball a little bit. Flint Hills was down some numbers but they played pretty hard and our guys responded even after half time when they scored their second touchdown, but we buckled down and finished the game.”
The Warriors will face the Madison Bulldogs in Madison next Friday, and Pickens is looking forward to it.
“We are looking forward to a pretty good battle,” Pickens said. “This should be interesting to see after we came off of the good game we played Friday. It should be a pretty good football game.”