WARRENSBURG - The season-opening matchups Sept. 11 for the Warrensburg Youth Football teams ended up with plenty of action - although they yielded mixed results on the scoreboard.
In the oppressive heat, the Warrensburg and Whitehall teams took turns dominating each other.
Warrensburg ccoach Gary Baker had his junior squad ready for battle, and young quarterback Evan MacDuff lead the team to a 27-6 victory over Whitehall. Tailback John Kelly had two touchdowns as he tallied 131 yards on the ground. Evan MacDuff contributed 98 yards and Peyton Olden added 30 - all following excellent blocking by fullback Scott Watson.
Brandon Bailey and Chris Wilson gave outstanding defensive performances as Thor Larson added a touchdown and Scott Watson provided the extra-point conversions in the Junior Warrensburg win.
As for the Warrensburg senior team, prospects looked bleak even before the game started, because the entire Burgher front line was either injured or absent.
As diligent as the limited squad's attempts were in attempting to stay in the game, Whitehall was too powerful to contain. Junior railroader Daryl Hillman scored three touchdowns and teammate William Jones accomplished one as Luke Morse and John Mosher provided the extra-point conversions. Dan St. Clair grabbed an interception and tossed a touchdown pass to Dawson Procella in Whitehall's 33-0 romp over Warrensburg.
This Saturday, Sept. 18, Warrensburg hosts Corinth at the Warrensburg Recreation Field. The junior game starts at 10 a.m. with the seniors following soon afterwards.