The Hannibal Middle School 8th grade football team capped a perfect 6-0 season with a 64-22 win over Clark County on Monday night.
The Hannibal Middle School 8th grade football team capped an undefeated season with a 64-22 win over Clark County on Monday night.
The two-headed backfield monster of Tanner VanWinkle and Tanner Leonard combined to score five rushing touchdowns for Hannibal (6-0) in the rout.
John Clubine caught a 30-yard scoring strike from Courtland Watson, and Clubine returned a kickoff for another touchdown in a huge night for Hannibal's special teams.
Kaiser Greenwell also returned a kickoff for a touchdown, while Watson returned a punt for a score.
Zach Freidersdorf scored a rushing touchdown and converted two conversion runs. Harry Oden and Rommel Pinner came through with conversion scores as well.
The Hannibal defense recorded a safety.
Recording fumble recoveries for the Pirates were Franco Miranda, Tyler Hardy, Trevor Wilson and Oden.
Strong offensive and defensive line play paved the way to victory with Hardy, Cayden Graham, Trevor Wilson, Caden Selle, Kanye Washington, Clubine and Oden controlling the line of scrimmage.
The HMS 8th graders end their junior high careers with a perfect 12-0 record the past two seasons.
Hannibal 8th grade defeats Quincy
The HMS 8th grade football team defeated Quincy 34-6 last Tuesday in its second-to-last game of the season.
Leonard scored touchdown runs of 2, 4 and 20 yards.
Watson ran for a 4-yard touchdown and also completed a 30-yard scoring strike to Clubine.
Watson and VanWinkle each had conversion runs.
Freidersdorf and Braysen Douglas both had interceptions.