ATCHISON, KS - The Peru State football team fell to No. 20 Benedictine Saturday afternoon by the score of 62-28. The Bobcats are now 0-4 overall and the Ravens are 2-2 overall.
Below is a breakdown of how the game went…
During the first drive of the game Colin Shields (Wichita, Kan.) hooked up with Justin Kempf (Arlington, Tex.) for a 33-yard gain. The Bobcats were going to settle for a field goal but the Ravens had the attempted blocked.
The Ravens opened with a 25-yard pass play and then marched down the field to score an eight-yard rushing touchdown to go up 7-0.
On Benedictine's second drive of the game, they would again score with the ground game as they hit a 37-yard scamper into the end zone to go up 14-0. On Peru State's ensuing possession, the Bobcats hit Tyler Floyd (Thomasville, Ga.) for an 18-yard pass but then a fumble recovery by the Ravens had them at the Peru State 10-yard line.
The Ravens would this time score through the air with a six-yard touchdown pass to make the score 21-0. To start the second quarter the Ravens tacked on three more points from a 25-yard field goal.
Benedictine then poured it on as they scored a 56-yard touchdown pass to make the score 31-0 early in the second quarter. The Ravens kept the pedal down as an 18-yard passing strike made the score 38-0.
Peru State finally got on the board with a 66-yard touchdown pass from Shields to Keyon Henry-Brooks (Powder Springs, Ga.) as the score was now 38-7 with 4:12 left in the half.
The Ravens scored once more before the half was over to make it 45-7 heading into the break.
The Ravens were up 48-7 after a 22-yard field goal early in the third quarter. There was a lengthy weather delay due to lightning in the area in the third.
Once play had resumed the Bobcats marched down the field and scored its second touchdown of the game as a nine-yard passing touchdown to Kempf made the score 48-14.
Benedictine on its next possession would have a one play 65-yard rushing touchdown drive as the score was now 55-14. Peru State scored its third touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter as Shields found Kaleb Herbel (Lee's Summit, Mo.) for a 37-yard passing touchdown to make the score 55-21.
Benedictine scored its last touchdown of the game via a pick-six to make the score 62-21 with around five minutes remaining in the game.  Quarterback Will Mueller (Springdale, Ark.) was thrust into the end of the game and found Jaden McGrew for a 15-yard passing touchdown.
Peru State fell to No. 20 Benedictine 62-28.
Shields was 14-of-30 for 273 yards three touchdowns and an interception. Torrey Patterson (Georgia) had seven rushes for 53 yards. Henry-Brooks led the way in receiving with four receptions for 109 yards and a touchdown.
Kile Bentley (Cairo) led the way in tackles with nine, five of which were solo.
Peru State will be on the road next Saturday, September 23, at Missouri Baptist in St. Louis, Mo. Kickoff is set for 12:00 p.m.