Weekly Sports Roundup 9/17/23 – 9/23/23


Peru Claims Sole 1st Place Spot In TRC With Win Over Rochester

Peru welcomed Rochester to Bengal Memorial Stadium for a battle for 1st place in the conference. Defense was the name of the game for both teams as the first half was a very low scoring game. Peru struck first with a touchdown with 4 minutes left in the 1st quarter. Rochester could only find a field goal with 8 minutes left in the half and that was the score going into halftime. Both offenses heated up quickly in the third quarter, with Peru scoring first with a touchdown to grab the 14-3 lead. Rochester battled back with a touchdown but couldn’t convert the 2-pt attempt. Peru found the endzone once again and went up 21-9 with 2:30 left in the 3rd quarter. Rochester scored the first touchdown of the 4th quarter but once again couldn’t convert the 2-pt attempt to make the score 21-15. Matthew Roettger exploded for an 80 yard touchdown run to put the Tigers up 28-15. Rochester would score their final points of the game with a touchdown to make the score 28-23, but Peru would pull away with another touchdown to seal the game 34-23. Peru defeated the Rochester Zebras 34-23 to move to 6-0 on the season and 5-0 in the TRC. 

This is the first time since 1983 that Peru has started the season 6-0. That 1983 Tiger team lost to Mississinewa 15-26 after grabbing their 6th straight win. The most wins in a row from a Peru football team was 8 in 1978. 

Peru will welcome the Southwood Knights to Bengal Memorial Stadium for one final home game. Peru is 6-0 overall and 5-0 in the TRC, while Southwood is 4-2 overall and 4-1 in the TRC. This will be the 9th meeting between these two teams, with Southwood leading the series 3-5. Peru is ranked #– by the AP poll, but fell to unranked by the IFCA. Southwood is not ranked by either poll. John Harrell’s prediction has Peru winning 38-17 over Southwood. The Jeff Sagarin Ratings, Southwood was given a rating of 35.13, 218th overall, 23rd in 1A, and Peru was given a rating of 55.94, 132nd overall, 29th in 3A.

Boys Tennis:

Tiger Tennis Sweeps Conference Competition

Peru hosted Maconaquah on Tuesday to play the last conference match of the season. If Peru won, they would grab the sole conference championship, but if they lost, Wabash and Peru would be co-conference champions. Peru made light work of Maconaquah, beating every match 6-0 6-0. Peru moved to 17-4 with the win and swept the conference 6-0, and also won every match 5-0!

Peru hosted Marion for the last regular season match, which was also Senior Night. Ian Potts won at 1S 6-0 6-3, Jayleb Walsh lost at 2S 7-5 2-6 1-6, and Jackson Rogers won at 3S 6-3 4-6 7-6 (7-4). Jacob and Jackson Boswell won at 1D 6-2 6-1, and Jadin Pallante and Lucas Musser won at 2D 6-1 6-2. Peru beat Marion 4-1 and completed their regular season at 18-4. 


Peru Falls To North Miami

The Lady Tigers welcomed North Miami to beautiful Tig-Arena Tuesday for a battle with the Warriors. Peru dropped the first set 26-16, but rebounded in the second set 25-15 to tie the match at 1. North Miami pulled away in the last two sets to defeat the Tigers 15-25, 18-25; 1-3. Peru moved to 4-16 overall and 0-7 in the TRC with this loss.

Boys Soccer: 

Tigers Keep Up With Conference Team, Fall Just Short

Peru hosted North Miami on Monday. The Warriors scored the only goal in the 1st half to go into the half with a 0-1 lead over Peru. Nobody could find the back of the net in the 2nd half and North Miami ran away with a close win over the Tigers.

Peru traveled down US-24 to take on the Wabash Apaches. Peru scored the only goal in the 1st half to go into halftime with a 1-0 lead. Wabash scored 2 goals in the 2nd half to beat the Tigers 1-2.

Girls Soccer:

Lady Tigers Win 1 Out Of 3

Peru traveled to Wabash to take on Wabash on Tuesday. Wabash got out to a quick lead and didn’t look back, beating Peru 1-4.

Peru hosted Rochester to take on the Zebras on Wednesday. Peru scored 1 goal in each half and the Tigers defeated the Zebras 2-0. 

Peru hosted Mississinewa on Saturday. Mississinewa dominated all match to beat the Tigers 0-9. Peru moved to 3-7 overall after the loss and holds a 1-3 record in the TRC.

Girls Golf:

Piercey Dyer Competes Well At Regional

Piercey Dyer traveled to the Battleground Golf Course hosted by Lafayette Jefferson to compete at Regionals. Although she did not advance to the state competition, she played great. We look forward to seeing her improvement next year!

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