The Hannibal Falcons semipro football team earned a 39-0 shutout over the Mid-State Thunderbirds on Sunday afternoon at Porter Stadium.
The Hannibal Falcons semipro football team refused to let unseasonable winter weather keep it from another win.
Hannibal earned a 39-0 shutout victory over the Mid-State Thunderbirds on Sunday afternoon in a Mid-American 8-Man Football League game at Porter Stadium.
Airtight defense and opportune special teams helped the Falcons improve to 6-0 on the season.
Bryce Carter was a ballhawk with a pair of interceptions for Hannibal.
Jazmyne James gave the Falcons a boost of momentum by recovering a kickoff.
Andy O'Cheltree led the defensive unit with five tackles, three assists and one fumble recovery.
Collin Sizemore was a force to be reckoned with as he posted four tackles, two assists and two sacks, while Brett Cobb finished with four tackles and a sack.
Turon Thomas made four tackles and three assists.
Selestine Nichols blocked two passes, and Jonathan Turner came up with an interception.
Quarterback Brandon Patterson threw for 100 yards and four touchdowns in the victory.
Brady Brockmiller led with 86 yards receiving and two touchdown catches, while Ronnie Bertelsmeyer reeled in 47 yards through the air and caught two scores.
Marcell Phiffer finished with 40 yards receiving and also one touchdown reception.
Toby O'Cheltree finished with 100 yards passing, 22 yards rushing and one touchdown in the win.
Daylon Jacobs (38) and Stubby Nesbitt (28) combined for 66 yards rushing for the Falcons.
Hannibal hosts the Peoria Punishers at 2 p.m. this coming Sunday for its final home game of the regular season.