Peebles, a junior running back on the Marquette Catholic Explorer football squad, was a workhorse in a 16-6 win at South Fork (Kincaid) on Oct. 21.
Peebles hauled the rock a whopping 37 times for 189 yards and scored two second-half touchdowns to help the Explorers top South Fork and win a Prairie State Conference championship. Marquette closed the season at 7-2 overall and 7-0 in the PSC and will now play host to Taylorville at 7 p.m. tonight in the Class 4A playoffs at Public School Stadium.
For the season, Peebles has carried the ball 129 times for 797 yards and 12 TDs. He led Marquette in yardage and TDs in the ground attack, where he shared the backfield duties with sophomore Treven Swingler most of the season.
Peebles also threw for one TD on the season.