No where to run — Greenfield senior running back Kadeem McDonald (front) was never allowed to get untracked by the Peabody Tide defense in their win over the Yellowjackets on Friday night. Photo by Sara Rachels
Two first downs plus 3
Peabody 14 17 7 7 — 45
Greenfield 0 0 0 0 — 0
PHS — Tyler Gadlen 29-yard run, (Matt Nicholas kick), 7:10.
PHS — Jerry Rogers 6-yard run, (Nicholas kick), 00:32.
PHS — Rogers 52-yard run, (Nicholas kick), 8:07.
PHS — Nicholas 22-yard field goal, 4:35.
PHS — Gadlen 22-yard pass from Rogers, (Nicholas kick), 00:48.
PHS — Tavarian Barnett 4-yard run, (Nicholas kick), 5:26.
PHS — Noah Allen recovered blocked punt in end zone, (Nicholas kick), 10:25.
First Downs 15 2
Rushes-yards 36-361 23-29
Passing yards 27 8
Comp-Att-Int 1-4-0 1-11-3
Punts 2-37 3-32.3
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 8-36.5
Penalties-yards 5-50 1-5
Rushing — Peabody, Qua Johnson 21-124, Jerry Rogers 8-118, Juwan Anderson 3-43, Tyler Gadlen 2-61, Tavarian Barnett 2-12; Greenfield, Dalton Potts 2-37, Chance Black 2-6, Blake Miller 6-4, Steven Sawyers 1-0, Austin Pence 3-(-8), Brady Medling 1-(-3), Kadeem McDonald 8-(-13).
Passing — Peabody, Rogers 1-4-0 — 27; Greenfield, Potts 1-11-3 — 8.
Receiving — Peabody, Gadlen 1-27; Greenfield, Tyler Jones 1-8.
Records — Peabody 2-2 (2-0 District 14-A), Greenfield 2-2 (1-1 District 14-A).
Next Game — Peabody will visit Milan with kickoff at 7 on Friday night, while Greenfield will entertain Bruceton with a start time set for 7:30 on Friday evening.7 total yards usually don’t equal a victory.
Such was the case this past Friday night when Greenfield, confident from its second win of the season by knocking off West Carroll, took on fellow District 14-A opponent Peabody and was blanked, 45-0, on the Yellowjackets’ home turf.
The Yellowjackets gained three yards on their first series and were forced to punt. Peabody, however, quickly gave the ball back on a Juwan Anderson fumble. Greenfield couldn’t capitalize and picked up just eight yards on a Dalton Potts pass to Tyler Jones and the home team had to punt again.
At the Peabody 37, Jerry Rogers kept the ball for an 18-yard run, Qua Johnson gained 17 on two carries and Tyler Gadlen swept around the defense for the 29-yard touchdown. Matt Nicholas kicked the extra point and the visitors took a 7-0 lead with 7:10 left in the first quarter.
Another quick three-and-out series and negative yardage had Greenfield punting again to conclude its short series. Peabody took over and on steady ground gains punched in a six-yard touchdown from Rogers with 32 seconds let in the first quarter. Nicholas kicked the extra point and the Tide led 14-0 after one.
Opening the second quarter on the Greenfield 18, Kadeem McDonald rushed for two yards on three carries and the Yellowjackets punted. Johnson took two straight handoffs eight yards and Rogers lost a yard, but found a hole on his next carry and ran 52 yards for Peabody’s third touchdown. Nicholas added the PAT and the Tide led 21-0 with 8:07 to go in the second quarter.
Potts threw two incompletions and was intercepted by Anderson and, though Peabody was kept out of the end zone by the Greenfield defenders, Nicholas kicked a 22-yard field goal to put the Tide up 24-0 with 4:35 left to go before halftime.
Another Greenfield three-and-out gave the ball back to Peabody and the Tide scored again just before the break on a 22-yard pass from Rogers to Gadlen. A Nicholas kick made the score 31-0 at the half.
Peabody opened the third quarter with a long, clock-eating drive that ended in a Tavarian Barnett four-yard run to the end zone and with a 38-0 Tide lead, the clock began to run.
The visitors’ last score came on a big defensive play — a blocked punt and recovery in the end zone by Noah Allen — to seal the 45-0 victory for Peabody.
The loss evens Greenfield’s record at 2-2 overall and 1-1 in District 14-A. The Jackets will next face Bruceton as their homecoming foe at 7:30 on Friday night in Greenfield.