Perryville football coach Brent Roth is still looking for a time in which his team’s offense was a prolific as it was on Friday. The Pirates scored in every possible way and got everyone involved in a 62-6 victory over Bayless on Friday.
It was the most points the Pirates have scored since they scored 56 in a victory over Scott City in 2015 and it’s the most since the turn of the century.
“After looking at the state website, there is no record of us reaching 60 points, so I don’t know how long it’s been since we scored that many points,” Roth said. “But I’m sure it’s been quite awhile.”
Perryville had seven different guys score a touchdown and was up 28-0 at the end of the first quarter and 49-0 at the half. Perryville scored with 9:12 left in the first quarter on a 12 yard touchdown catch by Chase Richardet. Perryville followed that up with an interception on the Bronchos first drive and cashed it in for points with a three yard run for Barrett Wheeler midway through the first quarter and a 13-0 lead.
Richardet scored again on the defensive side of the ball with an interception that he returned for a score. Drew Lueckel ran in the two-point conversion for a 21-0 Perryville lead.
Probably the most unexpected touchdown was that of Eli Hemingway. The defensive lineman returned a blocked punt in the endzone and was the favorite moment for Roth in the game.
“It couldn’t happen to a nicer guy,” Roth said. “He just works his butt off and has improved so much this year.”
Ty Peeler, Wheeler and Lueckel each scored in the second quarter to put the game out of reach early for the Pirates. It seemed like everything was working for Perryville, but Roth said that he noticed some things his team needed to fix going forward.
“There’s a lot of things we need to clean up,” Roth said. “We weren’t blocking well and making mistakes on defense. We were playing well physically, but the mental part of the game wasn’t there at times. We have to be better because the competition will continue to get better the next three weeks, so we have to step up our game too in order to keep winning. There were some plays that weren’t run exactly right, but it was going for a 60-yard touchdown. It’s a credit to our guys for playing physical football.”
Perryville had scored 19 points in the three games prior to the 62-point explosion last Friday and Roth was happy to see his offense finally click.
“It still think our best game of the year was against Windsor,” Roth said. “We had a lot of offensive success that night, but were unable to put it in the endzone. We’ve clicked at times and have the guys to do it. We have to have everyone on the same page at the same time.”
Perryville continues its season Thursday against Grandview.
The Eagles (2-2) fell to Hallsville 42-7 in week 4.