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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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Hannibal tops Thousand Islands

by Rob Tetro

For the second season in a row, the Hannibal Varsity Football Team earned a victory in a cross divisional contest.

After dominating the first half, the Warriors had a 24-0 halftime lead. Despite Thousand Islands’ best efforts to rally during the second half, Hannibal held on for a 38-28 win.

Even though the Warriors scored only once during the first quarter, their defense quickly made it known that they were ready to play.  Hannibal’s lone first-quarter points came when Tim Webber scored on a run from two yards out.

Hannibal kept it going on both sides of the ball during the second quarter. The Warriors took a 16-0 lead when quarterback Trevor Alton threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Jacob Shortslef. Hannibal added to its lead when Brandon Burnett scored on a run from 25 yards out. Burnett’s run gave the Warriors a 24-0 advantage.

Thousand Islands got some momentum on both sides of the ball during the third quarter. Collin Bourcy rushed for a two-yard touchdown run, which cut Hannibal’s lead down to 16 points at 24-8.

Both offenses were in prime form during the fourth quarter.  The Warriors lead was cut to eight points at 24-16 when Alex Cooley scored on a run from three yards out.

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Hannibal’s Tim Webber looks to break free from the grasp of two Jordan-Elbridge defenders during Friday’s game in Hannibal. Hannibal lost in overtime 19-13. Webber had 5 carries for 57 yards and a touchdown in the 19-13 loss.

Hannibal comes up short in season opening thriller

Hannibal’s Tim Webber looks to break free from the grasp of two Jordan-Elbridge defenders during Friday’s game in Hannibal. Hannibal lost in overtime 19-13. Webber had 5 carries for 57 yards and a touchdown in the 19-13 loss.

by Rob Tetro

Having a Warrior mentality is beginning to pay off for the Hannibal varsity football team.

When Hannibal took on Jordan-Elbridge in its season opener Friday, that Warrior mentality nearly paid off in the best way possible: a win.

Unfortunately for the Warriors, however, they fell short of victory despite a valiant effort.

Riding the momentum of a crucial missed extra point, Jordan-Elbridge came away with a 19-13 overtime win.

After a scoreless first quarter, Hannibal took a 7-0 lead when Brandon Burnett muscled his way for a 72-yard touchdown run. However, Jordan-Elbridge would not be denied. The Eagles tied the score at 7-7 when Colby Trexler scored on a 12-yard touchdown run.

Before the half ended, Jordan-Elbridge struck again. Jordan Van Wart gave J-E a 13-7 lead following a 23-yard touchdown run.

Jordan-Elbridge maintained its lead into the fourth quarter until it seemed the Warriors had hit pay dirt. They tied the score at 13-13 following a 50-yard touchdown run by Tim Webber.

The extra point attempt was blocked, which denied Hannibal the lead.

Neither team was able to take the lead following Webber’s touchdown, run which meant the winner would be decided in overtime.

Unfortunately for the Warriors, they were unable to tally any points in the first overtime possession, which was something that Jordan-Elbridge was ready to take full advantage of.

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