PALMYRA’S QUICK 14 POINTS POUNCES THEM INTO DISTRICT TITLE GAME
Scott Lunte with the call on Superstation KRES of Corder Lehenbauer’s 14 yard completion to Cooper Hinkle for the opening score. Palmyra then executed an onside kick on the ensuing kickoff to keep the Monroe City offense off the field. The Palmyra signalcaller then rewarded his special teams.
Monroe City didn’t see the ball on offense until halfway through the first quarter. Palmyra coach Kevin Miles says getting those 14 points right out of the gate was huge.
On Monroe City’s first drive, senior Antwaun Battle scored an eight yard touchdown late in the first quarter. Palmyra answered back with Lehenbauer connecting with tight end Abe Haerr from 21 yards out to make it 20-8 after the first quarter. The two schools traded scores in the second quarter, and it gave Palmyra a 28-14 lead at the half. Monroe City turned the ball over on downs on their opening possession of the second half, which resulted in Lehenbauer capping off a big night with an 11 yard touchdown run. Miles says his quarterback was in a zone.
Lehenbauer unofficially passed for 132 yards and three touchdowns, and rushed for 101 yards on 10 carries and two touchdowns to take home player of the game honors. Monroe City finishes the season 7-4, coach David Kirby says Palmyra’s quick 14 points was tough…
The 44 points for Palmyra matches a season high they set last week against Highland. 8-3 Palmyra plays Clark County for the Class 2 District 6 title up in Kahoka next Friday.
Palmyra coach Kevin Miles:
Monroe City coach David Kirby:
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