Pekin defeats Lynnville-Sully with running gamePanther defense creates turnovers
A botched field goal that became a touchdown is the only thing standing in between the Pekin Panthers football team and an undefeated record.
The Panthers lost to Sigourney-Keota on the last play of the game on Sept. 6 and were visibly shocked. Pekin recovered and defeated Lynnville-Sully Friday by the score of 33-12.
Petie Clubb led the Panthers with 123 yards rushing on 17 carries. Clubb found the end zone twice. Kolby Allsup ran for 61 yards and a touchdown. Chase Copeland ran for a touchdown as well.
Pekin’s defense was suffocating. Lynnville-Sully completed 14 passes but only gained 56 yards off of them. The Hawks turned the ball over five times. Allsup, Clubb and Cole Reighard each caught an interception. Clubb returned his interception for a touchdown. Tanner Adam and Christian Wittrock each recovered a fumble.
Reighard led the Panthers with 15 total tackles. Jared Bond and Eric Adam each had eight tackles, and Clubb racked up nine
Pekin (2-1) will host Pleasantville Friday, which is only 1-2 on the season. After that, the Panthers travel to North Mahaska, whose only win of the season occurred because of a forfeit. The road will get tougher for the Panthers as they get further into conference play. The last game of the year is against BGM, who is 3-0 and has scored at least 62 points in all of its wins.