Pennfield improves to 3-0 with win over G-A

Pennfield improves to 3-0 with win over G-A


Pennfield improves to 3-0 with win over G-A


Pennfield started fast and didn’t look back as it went to 3-0 on the season with a 43-20 win over Galesburg-Augusta in Kalamazoo Valley Association action on Friday.

The Panthers scored the first four touchdowns of the game and led 29-8 by halftime.

Jeremy Purcell, who led Pennfield with 146 yards on seven carries, had touchdown runs of 35 and 68 yards. Dominic Arredondo had 87 yards rushing for Pennfield, scoring on a 57-yard touchdown run. Davontae Miller added 48 yards and scored a touchdown.

Hunter Hoogakker had a touchdown pass to Miller and scored a second touchdown on a 32-yard run.

Derek Lipps had 11 tackles for Pennfield.

Jordan Born hit Rick Waite for two touchdown passes for Galesburg-Augusta (0-3).

St. Philip 68,
(at) Litchfield 20

David Downey scored three touchdowns, and Jon Niland and Kevin Greenman scored two each as the Tigers rolled to victory in this 8-man matchup.

St. Philip (2-1) also received single TDs from Alex Doyle, Brendan Gauslin and John Sweeney.

Defensively for the Tigers, Tyrus Sonneborne led in tackles, including several for losses, and Greenman had an interception against Litchfield (0-3).

Union City 21,
(at) Concord 8

Brady Johnson produced a pair of second-half touchdown runs to left the visiting Chargers to this Big Eight triumph. Johnson’s fourth-quarter scores came on runs of 20 and 2 yards. Josh Holton scored in the second quarter for Union City (3-0, 2-0) on a 32-yard run. Scott Allwood booted all three point-after kicks.

Concord (1-2, 1-1) led 8-7 at intermission as it scored just before halftime.

Holton finished with 98 yards rushing on 16 carries, and Johnson had 48 yards on 12. Defensively, Chris Rieger had 10 tackles, including three sacks totaling 29 yards in losses; Tyler Loughman had seven tackles, including one sack, and a fumble recovery; and Alex Watson had six tackles and an interception.

(At) Homer 32, Athens 6

Homer improved to 2-1 overall and 1-1 in the Big Eight with this win.

For Athens (0-3, 0-2), Austin Monk had 13 carries for 100 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, Devin Kinney had 11 tackles, and Hayden Bowersox and Lucas Jenkins had 8 1/2 apiece.

Springport 33,
(at) Quincy 20

Quarterback Connor Bassage scored on a 9-yard run, ran for 84 yards on the night and also passed for 64 yards in the Orioles’ losing Big Eight effort.

Also for Quincy (0-2, 1-2), Tristen Haylett scored on a 68-yard run and had 103 yards rushing, and Jordan Cekander scored on a 4-yard run. Defensively against Springport (2-1, 2-0), Jimmy King had 15 tackles, Jimmy Strock had seven and Cody Trine recovered a fumble.

(At) Colon 21,
Bellevue 18

The host Magi (2-1) led 13-12 at halftime and then outscored the Broncos (0-3) 8-6 in the third quarter to earn this SCAA victory.

Colon’s scores came on a 59-yard pass from Arron Balizet to Ryan Johnson, a 1-yard Balizet run and a 22-yard Balizet burst. Brandon Kauffman kicked an extra point, and also ran in a 2-point conversion.

Balizet threw for 159 yards and rushed for 159 more. Defensively for the Magi, Chase Morris and Brad Yoder had eight tackles each.

One of Bellevue’s (0-3) scores came on a 32-yard pass from Zach Webb to Dakota Rose, and Darren Sommers had 100 yards rushing. Cole Madry was among two Bronco players with eight tackles.

(At) Waldron 54, Tekonsha 14

The Indians fell to 0-3 in 8-man action, while Waldron improved to 2-1. For Tekonsha, Justin Evans scored on a 75-yard kickoff return, Graye Rueppel scored on a 53-yard run, and Jeremy Scherer had a 2-point conversion. Defensively, Scherer had 16 tackles, Rueppel eight, and Greg Fouty seven including a sack.

(At) Bronson 34,
Eau Claire 20

The Vikings’ Hayden Jergens passed for 123 yards and two touchdowns — one each to Yale Crabill and Nick Mitchell — in this non-league victory. Scoring on the ground for Bronson were Scotty Wyant and Mitchell, and Leo Mora had a 90-yard kick return for a TD. Defensively, Jacob Gallup led the way with 16 tackles, and Mitchell had two fumble recoveries.

Constantine 50,
(at) Maple Valley 8

The Lions’ (1-2, 1-2) lone scoring against the Falcons (2-1, 2-1) in the KVA tilt came on a 57-yard run by Garrett Miller and a Ryan Nisse 2-point conversion.


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