Hannibal scores all three touchdowns in the first half
The Boonville Pirates JV football team may have took a step back offensively last night in a 18-0 loss at home against the Hannibal Pirates.
While managing less than 50 yards in total offense, the Pirates also struggled defensively early on while giving up all 18 points in the first half.
Boonville JV coach Joe Henke said the Pirates mental approach has got to improve. "We just struggled on offense moving the ball and when we did move the ball we had penalties or turnovers that killed us," Henke said. "I thought our defense played well in the second half, though. We definitely took a step back offensively but I thought defensively we got some stops."
Not early on, at least.
After holding Hannibal on its first drive of the ballgame at the 2, the Pirates seemed to self-destruct a little bit on their first possession while running just three plays before giving up a safety on a high snap to the punter.
Of course one thing led to another after that as Hannibal took the ensuing kick off and marched it 62 yards on four plays for the score with 8:33 left in the half to go up 10-0 after including the two-point conversion.
While running a total of three plays in the first quarter, the Pirates couldn't seem to catch a break after that while throwing back-to-back interceptions. Meanwhile, after Hannibal picked off the second interception at the Boonville 3, the Pirates scored two plays later on a 3-yard run with 2:31 remaining to extend the lead to 18-0.
The second half was a punt fest, at least early on, as both teams traded punts on their first possession. Meanwhile, after the Pirates recorded a fumble at the 49, Hannibal came back two plays later with another interception a their own 39.
The Pirates never threatened after that while running just one play to closeout the game.
Junior Andrea Boykin led all rushers in the game for Boonville with seven carries for 13 yards. Freshman JT Washington, meanwhile, finished the game with five carries for 13 yards while Brenden Meyer added three carries for 11 yards and Ben Rumbaoa with two carries for 10 yards.
The passing game was also non-existent against Hannibal as Boonville failed to complete a pass in six attempts.
On the defensive side of the ball, sophomore Ben Rumbaoa had five solo stops and four assisted tackles.
Freshman Jordan Weaver, meanwhile, finished the game with one solo stop and nine assisted tackles. JT Washington added one solo stop and six assisted tackles, followed by Brenden Meyer with two solo stops and four assisted tackles, Andrea Boykin with three solos and one assisted tackle, Andrew Garrison with one solo stop and three assisted tackles, Jady Reese with one solo stop and four assisted tackles, Austin Henderson with two solo stops and two assisted tackles, Dylan Kaiser and Josh Judd each with two assisted tackles, Jared Bledsoe, Mark Garrison, Daniel Taylor and Devlin Carter each with one solo stop and Adam Lixey and Gary Saunders with one assisted tackle each.