Cody used a balanced offense and a big stop late in the fourth quarter to defeat Jackson 21-12 in a 3A West Conference game Friday night.
Sophomore John Beaudrie had his first varsity start at quarterback and settled in well after the game's first drive stalled after 12 plays. He completed nine of 13 passes for 73 yards in the first half. Then the second half was controlled by the Cody running game. Sophomore Tate Pehringer only gained 14 yards in the first half, but exploded for 96 in the second, including touchdown runs of 22 and 38 yards.