Warrick County football teams came out of week four with both wins and losses.
Castle defeated Harrison on the road, but Boonville and Tecumseh both took losses on their home turf last Friday. While Boonville’s loss came from a high scoring matchup against Gibson Southern, Forest Park shut out the Braves to force the loss.
At Boonville, the Pioneers and the Titans started strong in the first quarter with the Pioneers trailing at the end of the first quarter, 14-13. In the second quarter, Gibson Southern continued to make their way into the endzone putting up another 15 points before the half.
Boonville put eight of their own on the board, but still trailed Gibson Southern heading into the locker room, 29-21. The Pioneers continued to keep pace with the Titans in the second half with both teams taking 14 points through two touchdowns, but it wouldn’t be enough to topple Gibson Southern’s first half lead and the Pioneers fell, 43-35.
Despite the loss, the Pioneers could celebrate big plays executed by junior quarterback Mason Philllips and senior Devin Mockobee. Phillips threw nine completed passes for a total of 88 gained yards while Mockobee bagged 419 yards on 28 carries for the Pioneers.
Now, Boonville will go on to face Linton-Stockton at home for week five at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18.
In Evansville, the scoreboard above the Lloyd held goose eggs for the first quarter of the matchup between Castle and Harrison, but it was the Knights who would put in the first touchdown and carried the 7-0 lead into the half. If the first half seemed close, the Knights came out in the second half ready to change the game.
Castle went to work bagging two touchdowns in both the third and fourth quarters while holding the Warriors back from the endzone on defense. In the end, the Knights came out with the win, 35-0.
The story for the Knights was told on the ground with Castle outmarching Harrison in rushing yards, 359-41. Now, Castle will face week five against new conference opponents Vincennes Lincoln at home on Friday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m.
In Lynnville, Tecumseh and Forest Park remained locked in a stalemate throughout the first half, but it was Forest Park that answered the silence with a touchdown in the third quarter for a 6-0 lead. The Rangers took a second touchdown and cleared a kick in the fourth quarter while keeping the Braves out of the endzone to force the Tecumseh loss, 13-0.
Now, the Braves will take on Perry Central on the road for week five on Friday, Sept. 18, at 8 p.m.