The Boonville Pirates JV football team had one bad quarter and that proved to be the difference Tuesday night on the road against Southern Boone in a 30-20 loss.
The Pirates, dropping to 1-1 on the season and 0-1 in the Tri-County Conference, trailed Southern Boone 16-0 after one quarter before rallying back with two touchdown in the second period to cut the lead to two at 16-14. However in the second half, the Eagles put up two more touchdowns and a two-point conversion while holding Boonville to one score in the fourth.
Boonville Pirates JV coach Seth Brimer said the kids played very hard and physical for three quarters of football. “The first quarter we came out flat and not ready to play,” Brimer said. “Good thing is that we can correct that mistake. Offensively we moved the ball with our passing game, which is a real strength for us but we have to get things moving in the running game as well. Defensively, we played well for three quarters like I said before but we need to tackle and have great effort for four quarters to be successful.”
Freshman quarterback Jamesian McKee completed 10 of 23 passes for Boonville for 161 yards and three touchdowns.
Tyson Franklin led all receivers in the game for Boonville with two catches for 86 yards. Andrew Wiser finished the game with three catches for 44 yards while Darieus Jones had one catch for 19 yards and DJ Wesolak and Hunter Pethan each with one each for 7 yards.
Boonville finished the game with minus 18 yards rushing.
On defense, Harper Stock led the Pirates with 11 solo tackles, two assisted tackles and three tackles for losses. DJ Wesolak finished the game with eight solo stops, one assisted tackles, four tackles for losses and four sacks while Spencer Steakley added five solo stops and one assisted tackle, Tyson Franklin four solo stops and one assisted tackle, Andrew Wiser four solo stops, Landon Williams and Peyton Hahn each with three solo stops and one assisted tackle, Hunter Pethan two solo stops and two assisted tackles, Gauge Offineer two solo stops and one assisted tackle, Darieus Jones one solo stop and one assisted tackle and DaWan Lomax with one solo stop.
Boonville’s JV will play next on Monday, Sept. 10th at home against Blair Oaks starting at 6 p.m.