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Local Sports

Mustang football shuts out Clarke

Prairie City-Monroe junior Sage Burns ran for 123 yards and two touchdowns during the Mustangs' win over Clarke on Friday night. Burns now has 13 rushing TDs on the season, which ranks tied for 10th in Class 2A.
Prairie City-Monroe junior Sage Burns ran for 123 yards and two touchdowns during the Mustangs' win over Clarke on Friday night. Burns now has 13 rushing TDs on the season, which ranks tied for 10th in Class 2A.

MONROE — Prairie City-Monroe’s football team rushed for 293 yards and got back on the winning track with a 35-0 win over Clarke on Friday night during Class 2A District 8 action.

Junior Sage Burns opened the scoring with a 64-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and sophomore Aidan Anderson made it 14-0 with a 63-yard TD run.

Burns added a 1-yard TD plunge in the second quarter and finished with 123 rushing yards on the night. Anderson added 135 rushing yards and junior Connor Bennett tallied 49 rushing yards.

Freshman August Stock threw for 86 yards and a pair of touchdown passes. He hooked up with junior Jacob Van Winkle for a 59-yard TD pass at the end of the second quarter and then found junior Gatlin Boell for a 7-yard TD in the third to put the Mustangs up 33-0.

Junior Andrew Mitchell made a tackle in the end zone to give PCM (6-2 overall, 3-1 in district play) a safety in the fourth quarter.

Mitchell finished with six tackles, four tackles for loss and a fumble recovery for PCM’s defense, which held Clarke (3-5, 1-3) to 61 total yards and 61 rushing yards on 35 carries.

Junior Colby Tool led the defense with 6.5 tackles, junior Cooper Sloan and Boell each had six tackles and senior Rayce Kohlhof added an interception.

PCM had an 18-3 advantage in first downs.

The Mustangs end their regular season against Centerville at 7:30 p.m. on Friday in Centerville.

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