Freshman football rallies for win over Bloodhounds, 34-28
The Mt. Pleasant freshman football team upped its season record to 3-1 with a 34-28 victory over Ft. Madison on Friday.
The Panthers trailed by a score of 28-16 at halftime, but were able to hold Ft. Madison scoreless through the last two quarters while more than doubling their own score.
Mt. Pleasant got off a rough start in the game as Ft. Madison took the opening kickoff to the house for an early lead.
The Panthers fumbled the ensuing kickoff, leading to another Bloodhound score just two plays later.
Trailing 14-0 just two minutes into the game, the frazzled Panthers fumbled the next kickoff, but this time they were able to keep the Bloodhounds out of the end zone.
Mt. Pleasant cut Ft. Madison’s lead to six when Zach Ebeling put the Panthers on the board with a 35-yard touchdown run. Dshundric Foster scored on the two-point conversion.
Later in the first quarter, Brock Wilson scored on a 1-yard run and passed to Ryan Moutrie for the two-point conversion as Mt. Pleasant took its first lead, 16-14.
However, the Bloodhounds fought back with two more scores in the second quarter to regain the advantage.
The second half, however, belonged to the Panthers.
Foster scored on a 56-yard run and then again on a 10-yard run to tie the game. He then returned a punt 70 yards for another score to give the Panthers a lead they would not relinquish, and finished the game with 182 rushing yards on 16 attempts.
Ebeling had 71 yards on 11 carries.
The Panthers will host Centerville at 5 p.m. Friday.