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Outside The County-Peru


Results from Peru for Friday, September 23rd and Saturday, September 24th

Peru lost to Rochester 35-6 on Friday night.

Offensively the Tigers racked up 305 yards of total offense. Quarterback Matthew Rotteger was 22-34 for 224 yards passing with 1 TD and 1 interception. Five different Tigers caught passes with Braxton Strong hauling in 6 for 89 yards and Braxten Robbins hauled in 7 for 69 yards and a score. Alex Smithers added 6 catches for 43 yards while Isaac Beam added 2 catches for 17 and Brady Hahn added a catch. Rotteger also led the team in rushing…totally279 yards of offense in passing and rushing.

Defensively Alex Ross led us with 10 total tackles, followed by Josh Watkins with 9 and a fumble recovery.

The Tigers travel to Southwood on Friday.


The Peru Tigers competed at the Culver Academies Invitational today. The team placed 28th overall and the team had two season PR’s and three career PR’s.

Placing first for Peru and 101st overall was Leland Brown with a time of 19:34. Placing second for Peru and 139th overall was Landon Caldwell with a season PR of 20:34. Placing third for Peru and 206th overall was Aireian Knight with a career PR of 22:25. Placing fourth for Peru and 210th overall was Glen Baldwin with a career PR of 22:37, and placing fifth for Peru and 244th overall was Regan McGuire with a career PR of 25:38.

In the girls race, Anna Roush placed 183rd overall with a season PR of 32:39.

The Tigers return to action on Tuesday, 9/27, at the Tiger Invitational at 5:00 P.M.


The Tigers put the finishing touches on their season with Kara Baker carding a 109 at the Lafayette Jeff Regional on Saturday. Battle Ground Golf Club was challenging and the regional field was one of the strongest in the state. While she did not advance to the state finals, Kara represented the golf team and Peru High School incredibly well. I am proud of the entire team and what they accomplished this fall and am already looking forward to what this group can do in the future.


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