First loss for 8th-graders

By Steve Sell
September 16, 2016

Derby dealt McPherson’s eighth-grade football team its first loss in two seasons here Thursday by outscoring the Bullpups, 30-18.

Brycen Labertew scored on a pair of runs, with Aaron Powell scoring the other touchdown. The Bullpups pounded out 218 yards on the ground, but had only 25 through the air.

Tackle leaders were Labertew, Devon Frantz and Jayton Alexander.

“We were able to move the ball, however unfortunately, we were not able to stop their offense,” MMS coach Brandon Labertew said.

The Bullpups take to the road on Thursday as they journey to play Derby North.