It didn’t take the Granite City Warriors long to bounce back from a disappointing loss last week to Jersey.
The Warriors improved to 1-1 with a 33-14 victory over the Carbondale Terriers on Saturday on the road. Granite City came back from a 14-7 halftime deficit to pick up the win.
The Warriors and the Terriers were originally scheduled to play on Friday, but a water main break postponed the contest to Saturday.
Senior quarterback Kendrick Williba rushed for 74 yards on 10 carries with three touchdowns and threw for 103 yards with a touchdown. Senior Raheem Beckwith rushed for 116 yards on 23 carries.
The Warriors outscored Carbondale 26-0 in the second half. In the third quarter, freshman Freddie Edwards tied the game at 14-14 by scoring an 85-yard touchdown kickoff return and Williba broke the tie with an eight-yard TD run. In the fourth quarter, Austin Bonvicino scored a 29-yard TD catch and Williba scored his third touchdown of game – a 15-yard run – to complete the scoring.
Williba also scored a touchdown in the first quarter. He now has five touchdowns for the season.
Also for Granite City, junior Richard Graham had six tackles and Beckwith, seniors Kyle Thompson, Brandon Bettag and junior Adam Marmion each had five tackles.
Last week, the Warriors lost 39-35 to Jersey after leading 35-20 with seven minutes left in the game.
Granite City travels to Belleville East on Friday.