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PCM continues district dominance

Published: Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 9:50 a.m. CDT

MONROE — The Prairie City-Monroe football team won their 11th straight district game with another rout in Class 2A District 6 play on Senior Night on Friday.

Junior Reed Worth threw for 190 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 99 yards and a score as PCM improved to 3-0 in district play following a 55-6 triumph over Central Lee. The 2A No. 8 Mustangs led 49-0 at halftime. 

Junior Preston Van Wyk hauled in three catches from Worth, and all three went for TDs. He started the scoring with a 5-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter. Van Wyk hauled in a 28-yard TD to start the second-quarter scoring. His final TD covered 62 yards with 1:14 to go until halftime. 

Worth made it 14-0 in the first quarter when he scampered 81 yards for the TD. Senior Noah Anderson scored a 3-yard touchdown to put PCM up 21-0 after one quarter. 

After Van Wyk’s TD catch opened the second quarter, Worth hit junior Brayton Van Dyke from 14 yards out. Junior Jarron Trausch put the Mustangs (4-1, 3-0) up 42-0 with a 3-yard touchdown run.

Neither team scored in the third quarter. Central Lee’s lone TD came early in the fourth, but PCM added one final score with 5:52 to play when junior Olin Meinders got loose for a 32-yard touchdown run. 

Van Dyke finished with 77 yards on three catches and Meinders tallied 54 rushing yards on three carries. 

The Mustangs, who have won four straight games, threw for 203 yards and rushed for 237 yards.

PCM’s defense held Central Lee (3-2, 2-1) to 13 passing yards. The visitors did rush for 162 yards in the loss. Jared Brisby rushed for 62 yards and the lone score on 14 carries. He also had nine tackles to lead the Central Lee defense.

Senior Jacob Ponder and junior Nick Buswell both had four tackles to lead the Mustang defense. Junior Nick Dredge had 3 1/2 tackles and two interceptions, and Trausch and sophomore Seth Greiner each had 3 1/2 tackles.