ALBIA — The Class 2A No. 9 Prairie City-Monroe football team returned to the field in a big way, rushing for 311 yards and blowing out Albia for the second straight season as 2A District 6 play kicked off Friday night.
Junior Wes Cummings rushed for 97 yards on six carries, hauled in 2 catches for 52 yards and scored three total touchdowns for PCM during the 61-6 victory.
Junior quarterback Reed Worth rushed for 72 yards and a touchdown on three carries, and he threw for 144 yards and four TDs on just six completions. Senior Noah Anderson also rushed for 70 yards and one TD on four carries.
In a backup role, freshman Sage Burns was 3-for-3 for 15 yards and a TD, and he also rushed for 45 yards on seven attempts.
PCM (2-1 overall, 1-0 in district play) led 27-6 after one quarter before turning on the continuous clock after leading 54-6 at halftime.
Worth connected with seven different receivers on the night. Only Cummings and junior Brayton Van Dyke had more than one catch.
Van Dyke finished with 59 yards and a score on two catches, junior Isaac Telfer had a 40-yard touchdown catch and junior Jarron Trausch’s only catch went for a 15-yard touchdown. Sophomore Dane Owens hauled in a 3-yard touchdown.
The PCM defense, led by Trausch’s 8 1/2 tackles and four tackles for loss, held Albia to 189 yards and 70 of that came on the Blue Demons’ only TD play of the night. The Mustangs kept Albia to 2.5 yards per carry.
Sophomore Seth Greiner had six tackles, junior Cole Dustin had 5 1/2 tackles and two tackles for loss and Cummings had 5 1/2 tackles.
Senior Dayton Boell and junior Brycen Rogers each had four tackles. Rogers also had a fumble recovery.
Albia (0-4, 0-1) has been outscored 215-20 in its first four games. Cade Crall led the Blue Demons with 89 passing yards and a TD.
Albia rushed for 92 yards. Tyler Stringfellow’s only catch went for a 70-yard touchdown.
PCM plays at home the next two weeks. The Mustangs host Centerville (1-2, 1-0) at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Monroe.