Peru State using Labor Day to work on special teams

Peru State using Labor Day to work on special teams
DeOndrae Mayo gets one of his carries. Mayo scored the first touchdown of the game. (Photo Courtesy: Neiman Sneed & Ethan Arnold / Peru State Sports Network)

PERU – During a rare bye week on the second weekend of the season, the Peru State football team is focused improving special teams after the Bobcats dropped their season opener, 25-21, at Hastings on Aug. 25.

Peru State punted four times in the second half last weekend. Each punt resulted in Hastings starting in Bobcats territory. One of the punt attempts was fumbled on the snap, recovered by the Broncos.

Head Coach Steve Schneider says you try to work with guys who really want to be a part of special teams and create that culture.

“Probably got caught a little bit with some inexperience out there. We have better guys that weren’t on the field. That’s not a knock against our guys that were on the field, that’s just decisions that we made as coaches that probably wasn’t the best decision and we’ll try to get that cleaned up going forward.”

Peru State averaged 31.8 yards per punt. On their four kickoffs, they averaged 68 yards.

As they prepare for their second game of the season on Sept. 8 at Central Methodist University, Schneider plans to practice live kickoff and punt coverages this week before giving his team the weekend off.

Peru State at Central Methodist

When: 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8

Where: Davis Field, Fayette, MO

Radio: Otoe County Country – 1600 AM, 105.5 FM, and

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