Boonville improves to 4-2 overall
Boonville freshman quarterback Jamesian McKee and sophomore running back Andrew Wiser combined for over 260 yards in total offense and four touchdowns to lead the Pirates JV team past Versailles 28-7 Monday night at Gene Reagan field.
Although the Pirates wound up winning by three touchdowns, head coach Seth Brimer said the Pirates came out a little too relaxed and unfocused to begin with but were able to do some good things defensively.
“Once the offense settled in they started to move the ball and put up points quickly,” Brimer said. “What is great about our offense is it is not one person centered. We have 4 to 5 kids who can run and another 2-3 that are good receivers. I am super proud of the team and how they struck together and played through injuries. I can’t wait to start a great week of practice and preparation.”
Despite the slow start, the Pirates were never really threatened by Versailles and took the lead for good in the second quarter on a 57-yard pass from McKee to freshman receiver DJ Wesolak. Then, right before the half, McKee found Landon Williams in the back of the end zone on a 24 yard pass to extend the lead to 14-0.
The second half was pretty much like the first as Boonville came out and hit paydirt for a third time on a 4-yard run by Wiser with 5:42 left in the third quarter to make it 21-0. Then, with 2:51 remaining in the same quarter, McKee hooked up with DaWan Lomax on a 49-yard scoring strike to push the lead to 28-0.
The Tigers came back with a touchdown right after that on a long pass down the middle with 1:15 left in the third to closeout the scoring.
As for McKee, the signal caller completed 8 of 17 passes for 168 yards and three touchdowns.
Wiser, meanwhile, rushed 10 times for 95 yards and one touchdown. Lomax finished the game with six carries for 46 yards while McKee added five carries for 16 yards, Spencer Steakley two carries for 15 yards and Marquies Coleman with one carry for 5 yards.
Wesolak and Lomax each had 57 yards receiving and one touchdown to lead the Pirates while Tyson Franklin added two catches for 27 yards, Williams one catch for 24 yards and one score and Wiser with one catch for 3 yards.
On defense, Harper Stock finished the game with eight solo stops and three assisted tackles for a total of 11. Stock also finished the game with two tackles for losses.
Wiser had three solo stops and two assisted tackles along with one tackle for a loss while Nash McKenzie added three solo stops, one assisted tackle and two tackles for losses, Gauge Offineer with two solo stops, one assisted tackle and one tackle for a loss, Spencer Steakley two solo stops and one assisted tackle, Gabe Thoma with two solo stops, Landon Williams and Harris-Quint Treyshaun each with one solo stop and one assisted tackle, Mason Arnette with one solo stop and one tackle for a loss, DaWan Lomax with one solo stop and James Dorman with one assisted tackle.
The Boonville Pirates JV football team will play next on Monday, Oct. 8th at Eldon starting at 6 p.m.