Peru State looked like a different team during the second half of last Saturday’s game, turning a 10-3 halftime deficit into a 30-17 win over previously unbeaten Central Methodist.
Coach Casey Creehan offered a simple explanation for the turnaround.
“Our execution wasn’t where it needed to be” in the first 1½ games, said Creehan, whose team lost its opener 41-2 before last weekend’s comeback. “In the second half, we just executed better.”
It’s understandable that it took the Bobcats time to get on the same page.
Creehan, who coached Lyon College in Arkansas last season, took over at Peru at the beginning of March — just ahead of COVID-19 shutting down campuses for the rest of the spring.
Peru’s first two scheduled games were postponed