PCM cleans house; homecoming success

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by Tyler Foster

Friday, Oct. 10 the PCM Mustangs squared off with Clarke in a special Friday night for the
Mustangs: Homecoming. Both varsity and freshmen won big, and for the most part, neither was a very close game. The varsity routed the Indians with a final score of 49-22, while the freshmen started off the night with a 60-0 trouncing behind freshman Colton Warrick’s seven touchdowns.
“The freshmen performed and executed amazingly as a team. We have been building all season to reach our potential and the freshmen have taken leaps and bounds as a team to achieve this goal. Our offensive line did an amazing job blocking up front allowing Colton Warrick and Jack Martin plenty of time to chose where to run. It was the team as a whole that allowed us to score 60 points. Colton is very dedicated player who put his team ahead of himself all the time,” said freshmen coach Alex Stubbers.
In the varsity game, the Mustangs put a stop to early-game struggles. Putting up a 28-point first quarter was a good way to solve the problem. The Mustang offense scored on its first six possessions, all touchdowns.
PCM received to start off the game and marched right down the field, capping off the drive with a senior Ronnie Marshall touchdown run. After a quick three-and-out yet again, the Mustangs drove and scored, this time junior quarterback Logan Gilman connecting with senior captain wide receiver Ricky Reeve in the end zone. Already, minutes into the game, the Mustangs had a two-possession lead.
Again, the Indians punted, and the reoccurring theme continued. PCM capitalized this time with Gilman hitting senior Trey Lindsay in stride for the score, putting the Mustangs up 21-0. On the next possession, Gilman tossed the ball up and hit Reeve for another touchdown, making the score 28-0 at the end of the first.
The second quarter was much like the first, still all Mustangs. Gilman hit his third different receiver for a touchdown, sophomore Luke Greiner. On the next drive, senior Jade Coleman was able to scamper in, giving PCM a 42-0 lead.
From a halftime lead of 42-0, the Mustangs would then cruise to the finish behind the great start winning 49-22.
Senior Connor Warrick said, “We came out the best we ever have this season and got up quick. Our defense was flying around to start the game. It was great to get the win on homecoming and see some people that don’t usually play get in and get to play in front of our great crowd.”
Junior Logan Gilman had another great showing tallying 264 yards through the air to go along with his five touchdown passes. Unfortunately for the Mustangs, running back Ronnie Marshall was injured in the first quarter leaving fellow senior Jade Coleman to take most of the carries. Coleman finished the game with 85 yards on 14 carries and also adding a touchdown.