Palmyra loses for first time this season

Clark County's London Brunk (4) pushes forward for a touchdown against Palmyra during a Clarence Cannon Conference game Friday night.
Posted: Oct. 6, 2018 1:44 am

The Palmyra football team gave up 30 unanswered points in a 30-8 Clarence Cannon Conference loss at Clark County on Friday night.

Palmyra out-gained Clark County 257-234 and posted an equal number of first downs with 16. But the visiting Panthers only punched one drive into the end zone.

Palmyra falls to 6-1 overall and 4-1 in the CCC.

Corder Lehenbauer threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Jarom Alexander in the first quarter to give Palmyra an 8-0 lead.

Clark County's first three touchdowns were rushes from three or fewer yards. London Brunk recorded a pair of scoring runs for the Indians in the second quarter to take a 12-8 lead at the intermission.

Spencer Gregory ran for a 3-yard touchdown in the third quarter to give Clark County an 18-8 advantage. 

Brunk intercepted Lehenbauer and returned the ball for a touchdown in the final period before Gregory capped the scoring with a 31-yard run. 

Lehenbauer led Palmyra with 119 yards rushing and 48 yards passing. Alexander posted 39 yards rushing, while Brady Barnett had 34 in the loss. Alexander made three catches for 40 yards.

Dylan Redd led the Palmyra defense with nine tackles. Barnett finished with 6 ½ tackles, and Parker LaFoe made 5 ½ stops.

Palmyra is scheduled to host Macon next Friday night.

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