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IGs Peat piles up 255 yards, 5 TDs in rout of Hornets
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IowaGrant senior halfback Brady Peat rushed for 255 yards and five touchdowns in Fridays 3814 season-opening victory over Richland Center. - photo by photo by Erik Olsen / The Richland Observer

MIFFLIN — Iowa–Grant’s Brady Peat gave Panther fans a glimpse of what’s to come in Friday night’s season opener.

The senior halfback, who rushed for 1,328 yards and 13 touchdowns a year ago, appears to be even better this fall.

Peat piled up a career-high 255 yards rushing and five touchdowns to carry the Panthers to a dominating 38–14 non-conference victory over visiting Richland Center Friday night at IGHS.

I–G senior fullback Clayton Kite opened the scoring with a 1-yard run midway through the first quarter, but it was the Peat show after that.

Peat toted the rock 28 times in the game, scoring on runs of 19 and 5 yards in the second quarter to give the Panthers (1–0) a comfortable 18–0 halftime lead.

He broke free for a 60-yard third quarter score, then added TD runs of 21 and 3 yards in the final period to close out the scoring.

Richland Center (0–1) added a pair of late scores on a Keon Miller 3-yard run early in the fourth quarter and an 85-yard kick return by Quin Tydrich, that was sandwhiched by a pair of Peat scores.

“Our blocking, including backs and receivers, was ok for a first game and Brady ran very hard,” said Iowa–Grant head coach Gary Allen. “Brady is a very hard worker and that translates to the field. He has experience, he is quick, he has good vision, but mostly he runs very hard. He gives everything he has for the team.”

Iowa–Grant held he Hornets to 193 yards of total offense and just nine first downs.

Clayton Kite led the Panthers defense with 12 stops.

“Clayton had a good game,” added Allen. “He makes our defensive calls and on field adjustments. Clayton flies all over the field and gives great effort.”

The Panthers will look to move to 2–0 Friday when they travel to Wauzeka–Steuben/Seneca for another non-conference game. The Blue-Golds were 38–0 winners over Boscobel in their season opener.


Iowa–Grant 38,

Richland Center 14

(from Friday, Aug. 18 @ Iowa–Grant)

Iowa–Grant 6 12 6 14 ­— 38

Richland Center 0 0 0 14 — 14

First quarter

IG: Clayton Kite 1 run (kick failed)

Second quarter

IG: Peat 19 run (kick failed)

IG: Peat 5 run (conversion failed)

Third quarter

IG: Peat 60 run (kick failed)

Fourth quarter

RC: Keon Miller 3 run (conversion run)

IG: Peat 21 run (conversion failed)

RC: Quinn Tydrich 85 kick return (conversion failed)

IG: Peat 3 run (run good)

Team Statistics

First downs RC 9, IG 14. Rushing — RC 36-134, IG 43-272. Passing (comp-att-int, yds) — RC 7-13-0, 59, IG 6-10-0. Fumbles–lost RC 0-0, IG 0-0. Penalties-yards RC 4-30, IG 1-10. 

Individual Statistics

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