AREA PREP FOOTBALL: Peabody shocks 8th-ranked Hutch Trinity, 20-18

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Peabody-Burns 20, Hutch Trinity 18-The Warriors pulled off a big Heart of America League upset with a win over eighth-ranked and previously unbeaten Trinity.



Peabody-Burns jumped to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter on a one-yard run by Steve Morgan and a 31-yard return of a fumble by Jeremy Sheffler.



After Trinity countered with a score of their own, the Warriors extended their lead to 20-6 at intermission with a 20-yard touchdown run by Tommy Phillips, who rolled up 152 yards rushing for the game on 25 carries.



Hutch made a late charge with 30-yard and 85-yard touchdown runs, but Peabody-Burns (2-4) held on for the win.



This week, the Warriors open district play at Sedgwick (1-5) beginning at 7 p.m.



Canton Galva 24, Sedgwick 8-The Eagles broke an 8-8 halftime tie with unanswered touchdowns in the third and fourth quarters en route to their fifth win of the season against only one loss.



Garrett Thompson opened the scoring with a 10-yard run in the first period and Justin Smith ran the 2-point conversion.



Sedgwick countered with a safety and then a 58-yard touchdown pass to knot the score at 8.



The Eagles scored in the third quarter on a one-yard run by Smith. Darren Yamada scored on a 30-yard pass from Alex Westbrook in the final period to ice the win.



Smith and Thompson teamed up for almost 300 rushing yards-Smith had 172 on 19 carries and Thompson 127 on 21 carries-to pace the Eagles.



Canton-Galva opens district play Friday night on the road against Ell-Saline. Game time is 7 p.m.



Centre 56, Goessel 8 – The Cougars won the battle for eight-man supremacy in Marion County with a convincing win against the Bluebirds at Goessel.



The Cougars scored first and often. David Remmers began the flood with a 31-yard touchdown run two and a half minutes into the game. Curtis Gutsch threw touchdown passes to Greg Klenda, CJ Irwin and Jared Beneke and ran for a fourth to stake the Cougars to a 38-8 lead after one quarter.



Goessel’s only points came with 6:43 to play in the first quarter as quarterback Ben Schmidt found daylight up the middle of the field for a 34-yard touchdown. Ryan Soyez gathered in a defective pass for the 2-point conversion.



The Cougars scored three more touchdowns in the second quarter on an 11-yard run by Mark Pagenkopf, a nine-yard interception return by Kyle Luna, a 47-yard run by Gutsch and a nine-yard pass from Gutsch to Jarod Beneke.



The game was called at halftime.



This Friday, Goessel (1-5) opens district play against Quivera Heights and Centre (3-3) will host St. Xavier. Both games begin at 7 p.m.



Sacred Heart 7, Marion 0-The Warriors lost a heart-breaking defensive battle against the Knights in a key Cottonwood Valley League matchup.



The only score of the game came in the third quarter when Sacred Heart’s Matt Walker scored from one yard out. The extra point made it 7-0.



Both teams punted eight times in the game. Marion (4-2) managed 109 yards total offense and Sacred Heart (5-1) 215.



Marion opens district play Friday at the Hesston, where they will face the undefeated Swathers at 7 p.m.

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