The Peabody-Burns High School football team took the first possession down the field for a score Thursday in its game against Goessel, and the Bluebirds’ deficit only grew from there.
Goessel had to punt on their first possession, and then the Warrior points came in a deluge in the last game of the season for both teams. The PBHS defense was in the Bluebird backfield regularly, rushing all attempts to pass. Bruce Benjamin wrestled for a fumbled kick, giving the Bluebirds good field position, but the possession ended in another Bluebird punt. The Peabody defense was quick enough to shut down the running game of the Bluebirds and the Warriors scored seven touchdowns in the first quarter entering the break, 46-0.
After putting some of the underclassmen in on offense, PBHS did not score again until the 5:14 mark in the second period making the score 52-0. Nic Buller intercepted a pass early in the quarter and Alex Schmidt recovered a Warrior fumble, but the Bluebird offense was only able to secure two first downs. Trey Schmidt intercepted a pass late in the quarter to prevent another PBHS score. Leading tacklers for the Bluebirds were Trey Schmidt, Alex Schmidt, Buller, and Zach Showalter with four tackles each. Kellen Froese caught two passes from Trey Schmidt for 21 yards.
The Bluebirds ended the season with a record of 1-8 and finished in a tie for sixth in their district with a record of 1-5. Central Plains and Little River move on to the playoffs from the district.