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RUN—Junior Tupak Kpeayeh rushes in the Presidents’ Bowl. He had 228 yards on 44 carries.
Football team remains perfect with 28-17 win
Junior Tupak Kpeayeh rushes for 228 yards, three TD’s
By Cyler Melvin and Zach Heins
The Warrior football team is the only perfect team left in 11AAA football as they defeated No. 2 O’Gorman 28-17 in the opening game of the Presidents’ Bowl Saturday at Howard Wood Field to improve to 3-0 on the season.
The Warrior offense was lead by junior Tupak Kpeayeh who had 228 rushing yards on 44 carries, including three touchdowns. Junior quarterback Jayden Johanson had one touchdown and 156 yards passing on the night.
On the defensive side of things, the Warriors forced four turnovers, three interceptions and a fumble.
Senior Logan Uttecht broke the WHS record of most receptions in a career Saturday. Uttecht has been a starter on the Warrior offense since his sophomore year.
Senior Trevor Burkhart said it was a challenging game.
“O’Gorman came to play,” Burkhart said. “But so did we, and we just came out on top. Simple as that. It was a slow first half, and then we found our momentum in the locker room for the second half.”
Coach Chad Stadem said it was a well-played game by both teams.
“I am very proud of our team for stepping-up when we needed to,” Stadem said. “We showed great maturity.”
WHS next faces Mitchell, the only undefeated team remaining in AA, Friday in Mitchell.