The Ottumwa Courier

Sports

November 7, 2013

Albia, Pekin play for trips to the UNI-Dome tonight

(Continued)

The Panthers, however, enter this rematch with BGM a much different mindset.

“We came out and played kind of scared against them the first time. We thought maybe they were going to run all over us,” Clubb said. “Once that went away, we played with them. I think if we can come out this time and set the tempo, it’s going to be a much different game this time around.”

BGM quarterback Bryan Kriegel hit six of his first seven passes in the first half, leading the Bears down the field with his arm to a pair of touchdown drives that were finished by quarterback sneaks into the end zone. Pekin kept itself from being able to answer the second score of the night, which snapped a 7-7 tie, as three turnovers helped set up a field goal by Bears’ kicker Kyle Gritsch and prevented two potential touchdown drives for the Panthers.

Aside from those mistakes, Pekin in many ways outplayed BGM as the game wore along. Donovan is hopeful that will serve as a difference in how the rematch between the two teams will play out.

“It helps a ton. It helps our kids understand that not only can we play with (BGM), but it also sends a message that (BGM) has to respect us too,” Donovan said. “It’s going to be a great game, but we can’t have mistakes and we have to keep playing that same great run defense we played against them the first time.”

The Panthers are certainly going into this rematch playing at a high level after shutting out Lone Tree, 43-0, to snap a six-game postseason losing streak that had stretched over 11 years. Pekin also got one revenge victory Monday; avenging a 14-0 shutout loss in the opening round of the Class A playoffs at Lisbon by winning convincingly 27-6 over the Lions in second round action.

Text Only
Sports
  • 0802 OTT Sports Ottumwa Babe Ruth photo Ottumwa 14s clear opening MWP regional hurdle BOONVILLE, Mo. — Joey Mitchell came up with not one, but two bases-clearing doubles in his last two at-bats. After snapping a 3-3 tie in the fifth with his first three-run hit, Mitchell gave the Ottumwa 14-year-olds a big insurance hit to drive in th

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0802 OTT Sports Adam Denniston photo Denniston makes Elite World Series OTTUMWA — Adam Denniston overcame the spitefulness of long odds by earning a spot at the 11U USSSA Elite Class World Series. To secure one of the 15 spots on the roster, Adam Denniston, the younger brother of Austin Denniston (a member of the 2012

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0802 OTT Sports Otis Roby Twin Cedars photo Perfect Rematch DES MOINES — They were the last team to beat Twin Cedars on the baseball diamond. Now, Mason City Newman is the last obstacle for the Sabers to clear in 2014 to cap a perfect summer. Call it fitting. Call it symbolic. Call it much-anticipated. Just d

    August 1, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0801 OTT Sports Mason City Newman celebrates Walk-off win sends Newman Catholic back to 1A finals DES MOINES — Top-seeded Mason City Newman Catholic advanced to the state tournament finals with a walk-off 5-4 win over fourth-seeded Don Bosco in the first of two Class 1A semifinal games Thursday afternoon at Principal Park.Don Bosco scored two run

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0801 OTT Sports 2A State Baseball photo Fast start powers North Polk back into 2A Final DES MOINES — Top-seeded North Polk beat fifth-seeded and Heart of Iowa Conference rival Roland-Story 6-2 in the first Class 2A semifinal Thursday evening at Principal Park.The Comets scored all six runs in the first two innings, three each inning, en

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Southeast Iowa Fishing Reports Rathbun ReservoirThe current lake level is 905.38 feet. The water temperature is 77 degrees. Channel Catfish - Fair: Try using chicken liver. Target areas in coves and bays. Walleye - Slow: Anglers have been having some success trolling crankbaits ar

    August 1, 2014

  • On Tap Saturday Prep Baseball Class 1A State Finals Twin Cedars vs. Newman Catholic at Des Moines (Principal Park), Noon

    August 1, 2014

  • 0802 OTT Sports IHCC Soccer Coach Doug Seigle mug IHCC Soccer Training Camp date set OTTUMWA– Head coach Doug Seigle has announced the date for players on this year's roster, and those who hope to make the squad, to report for the start of preseason workouts. Seigle says all IHCC women’s and men's soccer players who have signed to pl

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0801 OTT Sports RAGBRAI photo Native Ottumwa cyclist sets powerful example VACAVILLE, Calif. — Scott Pettengill has a passion for life and an indomitable optimism that refuses to be dimmed. Pettengill, a native Ottumwan who now lives in northern California, just finished riding the [Des Moines] Register's Annual Great Bicyc

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0801 OTT Sports Bryon Peyton photo Former Pekin coaches reunite at state tournament DES MOINES — For 15 years, Bryon Peyton and Jeff Eeling shared the dream of coaching together at the Iowa High School State Baseball Tournament. It certainly wasn’t the way they may have imagined it, but almost 30 years later, the dream came true. Pe

    July 31, 2014 3 Photos

Sports photo reprints


Obituaries

Facebook