BROOKVILLE — The Brookville Raiders hosted their home-opener Friday night and suffered a disappointing loss, 43-21, at the hands of the Moniteau Warriors.
The Raiders gave up more than 500 yards to a team that is now 3-0 on the season, and Brookville head coach Chris Dworek said he was disappointed with the overall team effort.
"These guys really upset me today, and the coaches and the coaches' office upset me, so I put out a challenge to them, and hopefully, they'll respond (today in practice) and fix some things up next week," Dworek said. "If we get to that point, I'll be happy."
Brookville had a strong first half, scoring its first touchdown just six minutes into the game as quarterback Steven Kennedy pitched the ball back to Zach Vroman for a two-yard touchdown to give Brookville an early lead.
The Raiders scored two more touchdowns during the half and were leading 21-14 at halftime, but during the second half, both the offense and the defense began to fall apart.
The Warriors came out strong, scoring their first touchdown of the second half just four minutes in, and a successful two-point conversation gave them the one-point edge.
Brookville's defense fumbled during its second possession of the half, and Moniteau took advantage, scoring another touchdown and two-point conversion.
On the first play after Moniteau's second touchdown of the half, Vroman fumbled, and Moniteau's Ethan Pry recovered, giving his team the ball on the Raiders' 18.
The Warriors offense once again took advantage of its defense's successes, scoring a 14-yard touchdown after a pass completion from quarterback Kyle Armagost.
Moniteau added an insurance run in the fourth quarter when David Campbell ran in a nine-yarder, and the Warriors had completed the dominating 43-21 victory.
Dworek said he thought his team became discouraged after the third quarter during which the Raiders really started to struggle.
"I think it was just a sign of our team getting rattled and putting too much pressure on themselves," Dworek said.