Desmond Pettit

Desmond Pettit runs in a playoff game last week against Eisenhower. The Duncan running back had three touchdowns in the end of the season loss to Bishop McGuiness in the second round of the Class 5A Playoffs. 

After facing off against one of the top state powers in Class 5A, the Duncan Demons season ended in the second round of the playoffs as Bishop McGuiness won 41-21.
The first quarter saw both teams score at will. The Demons got the ball first and showed a little trickery to get the first down on a fourth and short play.
Chance Brooksher took the fake punt snap and ran it for a few yards, however Bishop McGuiness stopped the running offense and forced a punt to the Fightin’ Irish.
Bishop McGuiness’ quarterback Luke Tarmon threw a touchdown from 32 yards out to take the 7-0 lead, but a special teams play got the Fightin’ Irish the ball back quick.
The quarterback’s brother Paul Tarmon got the second touchdown of the game as he ran it in from a few yards out to take the 14-0 lead. 
Duncan’s offense finally got a big drive for a score in their second drive of the game.
Tate Wilkins found Tyson Walker on a big third down and both Wilkins and Desmond Pettit traded huge runs to get into the red zone, though they were down 14-0 late in the first quarter.
Pettit ended the drive with a 9-yard touchdown run to cut Bishop McGuiness’ lead to 14-7 with 32 seconds left in the first quarter.
Turnovers got the Demons behind 41-7 before the next score for the Demons after two major penalties got Duncan into scoring position late in the third quarter.
A taunting call and an illegal hit got Duncan inside the 5-yard line when Pettit punched in his second touchdown of the game from 1-yard out as the Demons cut the score to 41-14 in favor of Bishop McGuiness.
Bishop McGuiness tried to score one final time when Pettit intercepted the pass and gave Duncan possession heading into the fourth quarter of action.
After running down the clock in the fourth quarter, the Demons cut into the lead some more with a big touchdown run from Pettit.
Pettit ran the ball in from 21 yards out with his third rushing touchdown of the game, however Bishop McGuiness ran the clock out to ice the game and secure their spot in the quarterfinals.
Duncan’s season ended with a record of 5-4 and their first playoff victory since 2011. The Fightin’ Irish will advance to the next round of the Class 5A State Playoffs.

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