By William

LITTLE RIVER – It was the two-headed offensive monster of Jayden Garrison and Graham Stephens that propelled the Little River football team to a season opening 50-0 rout of Peabody/Burns on Friday.

The Redskins scored twice in the first quarter before putting five touchdowns on the scoreboard in the second quarter to end the game at halftime.

Garrison and Stephens supplied Little River with all the running and passing offense they needed as they were split time at quarterback and no other Redskin ran the football.

Garrison was responsible for five of the seven Redskin scores as he rambled into the end zone twice on runs of four and 50 yards, scored on a 26 yard pass from Stephens, threw a scoring pass of 39 yards to sophomore Braxton Lafferty while also returning a Peabody/Burns punt 35 yards for yet another score.

Besides his scoring pass to Garrison, Stephens scored twice on runs of 25 and 17 yards.

For the game Garrison connected on just one of two passes for 39 yards and a score while running for another 72 yards on just four carries while Stephens ran the ball four times for another 52 yards and completed two of three passes for 36 yards.

Stephens also led the Little River defense with nine total tackles while Ty Herzog earned credit for a pair of the teams six quarterback sacks.

While everyone will look at the offense domination and the scoreboard, the game was truly won by the Little River defense as they held Peabody/Burns to a total of a minus-52 yards in total offense on 37 plays, including an eye opening minus-72 yards on 24 carries rushing.

Next up for the Little River Redskins will be on Friday, September 11th when they travel to Clifton/Clyde, a team that won their season opener 62-18 over Onaga.

LITTLE RIVER vs. Peabody/Burns

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SCORING:                 1          2          3          4          FINAL

LITTLE RIVER               14        36        0          0          50

Peabody/Burns          0          0          0          0          0


LITTLE RIVER = Jayden Garrison on a 4-yard run (Two Point Conversion) 8-0

LITTLE RIVER = Graham Stephens on a 25-yard run (No Conversion) 14-0


LITTLE RIVER = Jayden Garrison on a 35-yard punt return (No Conversion) 20-0

LITTLE RIVER = Braxton Lafferty on a 39-yard pass from Jayden Garrison (No Conversion) 26-0

LITTLE RIVER = Jayden Garrison on a 26-yard pass from Graham Stephens (Two Point Conversion) 34-0

LITTLE RIVER = Jayden Garrison on a 50-yard run (Two Point Conversion) 42-0

LITTLE RIVER = Graham Stephens on a 17-yard run (Two Point Conversion) 50-0


                                                            LITTLE RIVER               Peabody/Burns

1st Downs                                            6                                  2

Total Yards (Plays-Yds)                       14-207                         37-(-52)

Passing (Atts-Comp-Yds-Tds-Int)       5-3-75-2-0                   8-3-24-0-1

Rushing (Atts-Yds-Tds)                       8-124-4                        24-(-76)-0

Turnovers (Fbles-Lost-Int)                  0-0-0                            1-1-1

Penalties (#-Yds)                                 5-54                             5-43


Passing (Atts-Comp-Yds-Tds-Int): Jayden Garrison 1-2-39-1-0; Graham Stephens 2-3-36-1-0.

Rushing (Atts-Yds-Tds): Jayden Garrison 4-72-2; Graham Stephens 4-52-2.

Receiving (Rec-Yds-Tds): Jayden Garrison 2-36-1; Braxton Lafferty 1-39-1; Trey Rolfs 1-3-0.

Defense (Tackles-Solo-Assist-Sacks-TFL-Int): Graham Stephens 9-5-4-0-1-0; Braxton Lafferty 9-3-6-0-0-0; Cade Young 4-1-4-0-0-0; Jayden Garrison 4-2-2-1-1-1; Kaden Schafer 4-2-2-0-2-0; Trey Rolfs 3-1-2-0-0-0; Keaton Richardson 3-2-1-0-0-0; Grant Stephens 2-1-1-1-1-0; Ty Herzog 2-1-4-2-0-0; Joshua Braden 2-1-1-1-2-0; Kyle Bruce 1-0-1-0-0-0; Dustin Rogers 1-1-0-1-0-0.

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