Eighth grade team finishes 6-0 while LSE Pirates seventh grade team closes out the season at 5-1
The LSE Pirates eighth grade football team capped off a perfect season on Saturday in Hallsville by beating the Hallsville Indians 30-12.
While closing out the season at 6-0 overall, LSE Pirates football coach Curtis Walk said these kids came so far in two years. “They went from 1-5 last year to an undefeated season,” Walk said. “They worked so hard in the off-season. This game was the best they played all year, I’m proud to have coached these hard working kids for two years. The future is definitely bright for Boonville football.”
Although the Pirates wound up winning by 18 points, the Indians actually LSE at the end of the first quarter by a score of 6-0. However it was pretty much all LSE after that with a touchdown and two point conversion in the second quarter to lead 8-6 at the half. The Pirates also hit paydirt twice in the third quarter to extend the lead over Hallsville to 22-6. Meanwhile, in the fourth quarter, LSE outscored Hallsville 8-6.
Colby Caton also saved his best for last against Hallsville by rushing for 155 yards on 12 carries and three touchdowns and hauling in two catches for 12 yards.
Owen Armentrout also had a 100-yard game with 13 carries for 102 yards and one touchdown along with one two-point conversion. Caleb Martin finished the game with five carries for 16 yards while Mike Deleon added two carries for 14 yards. Quarterback Jackson Johns, meanwhile, completed 2 of 4 passes for 12 yards.
Caton also led the team on the defensive side of the ball with nine solo stops and three assisted tackles.
Trevonte Harris Quint, meanwhile, finished the game with six solo stops while Johns had four solo stops and two assisted tackles, Tyson Ellison with three solo stops and one sack and Trent Maxwell and Armentrout each with three solo stops.
As for the LSE Pirates seventh grade football team, they also finished the season on a winning note by blanking Hallsville 32-0.
While closing out the season with only one blemish to their name, the LSE Pirates still managed to finish the 2018 campaign at 5-1 overall.
Walk said the kids came a long way this season. “They only gave up 20 points all season on defense,” Walk said. “The future is bright for this group of kids, who are very hard workers.”
The game against Hallsville was never in doubt as the Pirates led 14-0 after one quarter and 26-0 at the half. LSE also found the end zone in the third quarter to extend the lead to 32-0.
Dakota Troost had another big game for the Pirates with 11 carries for 186 yards and four touchdowns.
Xavier Flippin finished the game with nine carries for 76 yards along with one two-point conversion while Blake Griffin had seven carries for 56 yards and one touchdown and Rhodes Leonard with two carries for 12 yards.
Quarterback Tyson White also completed 1 of 3 passes in the game for 13 yards to Will Stock.
On defense, Flippin led all tacklers for LSE with four solo stops, three assisted tackles and three sacks.
Stock finished the game with six solo stops and two sacks while Troost had three solo stops, three assisted tackles and one interception, Leonard with five solo stops, Eli Stock with two solo stops and two assists and Lawson Edwards and Abram Taylor each with three solo stops.