The Boonville Pirates JV football team dropped a heartbreaker Monday night at home against the Moberly Spartans by a score of 36-34.
While leading at one point by a score of 34-20, Moberly rallied back with 16 unanswered points and scored the go-ahead touchdown and two-point conversion with no time left on the clock.
Boonville JV coach Joe Henke said despite the loss there were many positives in the game. “I thought the kids battled against a tough Moberly team and we were able to do several great things tonight,” Henke said. “We still have many areas to clean up and fix, but overall I thought the kids competed hard and gave great effort.
“I thought several kids stood out tonight. Carson Campbell had two defensive touchdowns (one fumble return and one interception return for a touchdown) and I loved the chemistry between Malik Brazil and Avian Thomas with the option game. I know the kids were disappointed with the outcome, but I saw many great things. It is a hard, learning experience but I think the kids realize just how hard the game of football can be and this game showed just how important taking care of the football can be.”
Boonville had a chance to run out the clock with the ball late in the ballgame. However, a costly fumble gave the ball back to Moberly for the game-winning drive.
In addition to Campbell’s two touchdowns on turnovers, Boonville also hit paydirt on a 55-yard run by freshman Avian Thomas, a four-yard run by sophomore Landon Weaver and a five-yard run by quarterback Malik Brazil.
Boonville’s JV football team will play next on Monday, August 29 at Marshall starting at 6 p.m.