Musketeers open the season with a win

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TOUCHDOWN–Jayden Birkner dives in for a touchdown at Red Bud’s 25-14 victory over Pinckneyville last Friday night. The team will travel to Wesclin this week to take on the Warriors.

by Brian Magee

Red Bud started off on the right foot this season with a convincing win on the road versus the Pinckneyville Panthers. 

The Musketeer offense showed up in force Friday night scoring in the first quarter. The touchdown came on a one yard dive by quarterback Jayden Birkner capping a nice drive by the team. The point after missed, but Red Bud was on top 6-0. 

The Musketeers added two more TD’s in the second quarter on a 35 yard TD scamper by Birkner, and a 41-yard pass-and-run; Birkner to tight end Parker Van Dorn. The Boys were not able to convert on either point after attempts, but ended the first half up 18-0.

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