PCM reigns supreme in Mustang Matchup

by Olin Meinders

After learning that their game against Clarke would not happen, the PCM Mustangs looked to extend their win streak to eight games and finish their regular season 8-1, including the Clarke forfeit, with a victory in Bloomfield over the Davis County Mustangs on Friday, Oct. 13. The recently crowned 2017 District 6 Champions were able to do just that in their final regular season game, easily defeating Davis County 68-12.

PCM’s offense performed extremely well as usual, but the defense truly shined. Turnovers plagued Davis County, fumbling four times and causing four interceptions. With the the hope of getting the first  defensive touchdown of the season, the PCM defensive backs were ready to strike against Davis County.

“Coach Bonnett set up a great game plan. All I had to do was read my keys and make the plays,” junior Nick Dredge said.

Leading the PCM Mustang defense were Dredge and junior Isaac Telfer. Telfer had two interceptions, both of which were returned for touchdowns. Dredge also had two interceptions, taking one back for a PCM score. Dredge and Telfer both have four interceptions this year, tied for second most in the district. PCM’s offense required very little time scoring. In the first half of the game, the PCM offense was on the field for just 15 plays. At halftime the score of the game was 62-6, PCM. Each team scored once more in the game to produce a final score of 68-12.

Junior Reed Worth continued to show why he is considered one of the most efficient quarterbacks in the state, throwing for 150 yards and two touchdowns while only throwing one incomplete pass. Worth also ran for 113 yards and a touchdown. Worth currently leads the state with a 266 quarterback rating, minimum of 50 passes. Junior Wes Cummings ran for two touchdowns and 40 yards on just five rushing attempts. Cummings also had 69 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown.

With the regular season over and the district title already in hand, PCM now turns its focus to the postseason. No matter how far they go in the playoffs, this team will certainly be known for how close its players are. Ask any player, no matter how old or how big of a role he has, and he will tell you that this team is more than just a group of football players.

Dredge said, “We have a very close-knit team, and I wouldn’t want to be on any other team in the world. These guys are my friends, but they are also more than that. They are my brothers.”