Warriors win and tie in six-man football jamboree

Palatka Daily News

Peniel Baptist Academy’s first taste of six-man football was about as good as it could get.

David Dennin threw for two touchdowns and ran for two in a Saturday jamboree at Gainesville Countryside Christian, where the Warriors beat the host school 14-0 in one period and tied Gainesville Cornerstone 14-14 in the other. Peniel had a 14-0 lead on Cornerstone, gave it up, then drove to the Cornerstone 15-yard-line before time expired.

“All in all, a great two quarters as far as we were concerned,” said Peniel coach Terry Goodwin, leading the team in its first six-man outing after two seasons of eight-man football. “We completed passes to five different receivers. We had two holding penalties but otherwise, a clean day. No interceptions, no turnovers.”

Dennin completed 11 of 17 passes for 120 yards over the two quarters and ran eight times for 60 yards.

Dennin ran 5 yards for the first Peniel touchdown against Countryside, then hit C.J. Prescott for the two-point conversion. He went 15 yards to Blake Comer for a touchdown to complete the scoring in the Warriors’ first period.

Prescott, Brian Passmore and Austin Spedden were identified as defensive standouts in the shutout.

“We played really well defensively, considering we had not worked on it very much in the spring,” Goodwin said.

Dennin ran 10 yards for a touchdown as the Warriors broke on top against Cornerstone, throwing to Passmore for the two-point conversion. Dennin and Spedden hooked up for 40 yards and a touchdown that made it 14-0 before Cornerstone rallied.

“He had a good day running and throwing,” said Goodwin of Dennin.