Freshmen win big
The Mt. Pleasant freshman football team topped Centerville by a score of 44-6 on Friday, upping their overall record to 4-1 on the season.
The Panthers got out to a big lead early, going up 30-0 by halftime.
Dshundric Foster made a 57-yard touchdown run to give Mt. Pleasant a 6-0 lead and then made a 48-yard touchdown run on his way to 287 yards on the ground on the night.
Brock Wilson’s pass to Levi Parkevich was good for the two-point conversion, and the Panthers went up 14-0.
Zach Ebeling’s 10-yard run into the end zone and Wilson’s pass to Ryan Moutrie made it 22-0. Wilson threw a 49-yard touchdown pass for the Panthers’ last score before halftime, and the Mt. Pleasant quarterback ran the ball for the two-point conversion.
In the second half, Ebeling — who finished with 82 rushing yards — had a 36-yard touchdown run and Foster had an 84-yard carry for the Panthers’ final touchdown of the game. Wilson ran the ball for the 2-point conversion, and Centerville made one touchdown run before time expired for the final score.
Wilson was 5-of-7 for 63 yards on the night.
Coach Kirby Booton highlights the defensive efforts of Julian Schwartz, Moutrie, Ebeling, Tre Cosgrove and John Anderson as being key to the game as well.
"The kids are working harder each week,” Booton said. “Everything we practiced this week worked — the on-side kick, tunnel screen and sweep, resulting in four scores.”
The Panthers play again Friday at Fairfield. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m.