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Results from Peru for Friday, September 1st & Saturday, September 2nd

Peru Boys Soccer falls to Marion Giants 3-0

Peru Tigers did a wonderful job holding it down defensively against the Giants. Unfortunate PK opportunity for the Giants who do find a goal. Second half Tiger Defense continues to hold against the Marion offense only letting 2 goals slip by. Tigers continue to grow as a team and as soccer players.

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Girls Golf finishes 3rd at CGA Invite

The Tigers were on the road Saturday at Culver Academy for the CGA Invite. The team continued to show improvement, shooting a season low 409 with several personal-bests. Piercey Dyer finished runner-up individually with a two under par 70. Raina Nero followed with 108 and Bailee Beattie shot 114, each personal low rounds. Lainey Wouster contributed a 117 and Annie Dolly fired 124, also a personal best.

The team will enjoy a few days off before returning to action next Wednesday at Dykeman Park against Logansport and Maconaquah. The match is scheduled to begin at 4:30.

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Tigers dethrone the Kings 41-14

Peru welcomed a new(old) rival to the TRC and enjoyed the 1st win over Lewis Cass since before Peru joined them in the MIC in 1998.

The evening started with Tiger Nation joining the Kings in remembrance of a student who tragically lost their life earlier in the week, with a moment of silence, a balloon release, and stickers and ribbons in honor of Suicide Awareness.

Peru took the opening kick. The first drive went 46 yards on 5 plays but ended in a fumble. The defense stood strong forcing Cass to punt after 6 plays. Senior Alex Ross was able to block the punt. On the second drive, the turnover bug struck again when Cass was able to intercept the ball on the 2nd play.

The Kings were able to capitalize on the turnover scoring on a 41-yard run and were successful on the 2-point conversion.

On drive #3 Peru started to find some cracks in the Cass defense. After a near-miss touchdown pass on play #4, Senior Brady Hahn found a hole between the tight end and the blocking fullback and scampered 53 yards to paydirt. The ensuing 2-point attempt failed.

Peru’s defense continued to carry the momentum forcing Cass to turn the ball over on downs.

At the end of the 1st quarter, Peru trailed 8-6, in a game that was starting to look like a heavy-weight fight.

Peru started to deliver body blows by capping off a 14-play 67-yard drive spanning 5 minutes and 38 seconds, with a 6-yard run by Ross. Junior Landen Crowe converted the point after attempt.

Peru forced a fumble on the very next offensive play by the Kings. Peru then marched 40 yards on 7 plays with Ross again finding the end zone from 2 yards out. Senior Fox Huppenthal was successful on the PAT.

The Tigers D came up clutch again on the next drive with Senior Zach Smithers intercepting a Kings pass. Peru again marched down the field going 60 yards on 7 plays with Ross adding his 3rd touchdown run of the quarter from 4 yards out, with Senior Hayden Oldaker adding the extra point.

Peru held the halftime advantage 27-8.

The turnover bug hit Cass to open the 3rd stanza with Senior Lucas Boggs recovering a fumble. Peru’s drive stalled bringing on the first field goal attempt of the season, which ended up being blocked.

Peru forced the Kings into a 3 and out on their next possession, leading the Tigers to deliver a haymaker 6-play 43-yard drive, culminated by a 35-yard pitch and catch from Senior Matthew Roettger to Senior Braxton Strong. Landen Crowe kept the kicking group perfect on extra-point attempts by knocking another one through.

Peru extended the lead to 34-8 after 3 periods.

Cass hit a 10-yard pass for a touchdown less than 1 minute into the 4th quarter to show they weren’t going down without a fight.

Peru delivered the knockout blow 2 minutes later on a 4 play 45-yard drive when Junior Tanner Boggs ran one in from 35 yards out. Huppenthal converted the PAT, leading to the final score of 41 to 14.

The win moves the Tigers to 3-0(2-0 TRC) on the season. Peru hosts old CIC and current TRC opponent Wabash to Bengal Memorial next Friday night at 7 p.m. for the 2023 Homecoming game.

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