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Hannibal and Phoenix football players earn All-League honors

by Rob Tetro

Section III recently recognized 69 Class C West football players and coaches for its All-League teams.

Fifteen of those honorees came from either the Phoenix or Hannibal football teams.

Avery Chisolm was the leading honoree for the Firebirds. The senior quarterback was recognized as an All-League First Team Offensive Player.

Also honored were Firebirds Tyler Hanna and Bruce Jones. The senior offensive linemen were acknowledged as All-League Second Team Offensive Players.

Senior Billy Cronk was recognized as an All-League Second Team Defensive Player.

Brandon Burnett was the leading honoree for the Warriors. The senior running back was acknowledged as an All-League First Team Offensive Player. Senior Jake Shortslef was also recognized as an All-League First Team Offensive Player.

Hannibal also featured five players who were acknowledged for their All-League Second Team efforts.

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Phoenix football team falls to Port Byron, Senior Day is today

by Rob Tetro

After a quarter of play, the Phoenix varsity football team trailed Port Byron by six points.

Port Byron, however, quickly turned a close game into a blowout, scoring 36 points during the second and third quarters of its 48-6 win over Phoenix.

Port Bryon took a 6-0 lead when quarterback John Kudla scored on a run from 52 yards out. Port Byron then scored on two possessions during the second quarter. Kudla found Austin Parker for a 38-yard touchdown pass to put Port Byron ahead 14-0. Later in the second quarter, Cory Abraham put Port Byron ahead 20-0 following a 45-yard touchdown run.

Port Byron maintained its effectiveness during the second half.

During the third quarter, Cormac Green scored on a run from four yards out, which put Port Byron ahead 28-0. Later in the third quarter, Port Byron made the score 34-0 when Parker intercepted a pass and returned the ball 38 yards for the score.

Before the third quarter ended, Port Byron struck again. Green scored his second touchdown of the day following a run from 23 yards out. Green’s second touchdown run put Port Byron ahead 42-0.

Port Byron added another score during the fourth quarter when Jonah Snyder returned a punt 42 yards for a touchdown.

Phoenix was able to get onto the board before the game ended. Billy Cronk scored on a run from 15 yards out.

Cronk led Phoenix with 35 yards and a touchdown on seven carries. Avery Chisolm ran for 23 yards on 7 carries while quarterback Dakota Belknap tallied 8 yards on 3 carries.

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