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MP football prepares for ‘war on 34’

By Ashlee De Wit | Oct 03, 2013

The Panthers travel down Highway 34 this week for a battle between rival teams, each looking for their first district win.

“It doesn’t matter how good either team is, when it comes to Fairfield and Mt. Pleasant, it’s always a good battle,” Coach Shawn Striegel said. “I know their kids will be ready, and our kids will be ready.”

The Trojans are 1-4 on the season, their only win coming against Davis County, 34-7, in a non-district game.

They lost their season-opener to Albia, 47-0, and have lost district games to Washington (59-23), Keokuk (10-6) and Williamsburg (56-14).

The Fairfield aerial attack will be led by freshman quarterback Cameron Baumann, who is 9-of-17 with 133 yards and a touchdown.

On the ground, Nick Jackson leads the Trojans this season with 427 yards in 83 attempts, averaging 5.1 yards per carry. He has scored three touchdowns.

“Baumann is an accurate passer, and so we have a dual threat between both of those kids (Jackson and Baumann),” Striegel said. “We’ll have to contain both of those guys.”

Baumann also has three receivers and a tight end to work with, including Alex Shier, who has a team-high 17 catches for 215 yards.

Alex Crile and Vince Horras each have more than 100 yards receiving on seven and 13 catches, respectively, and Jonathan Hoehne had 91 yards on nine catches this season.

“Horras, their tight end, is a great blocker and he has great hands — when they get in trouble, they look to him,” Striegel said.

The Panthers will have to look out for him as they attempt to shut down the Fairfield offense and claim their first victory of the season.

Kickoff for Friday’s game is scheduled for around 7:30 p.m. in Fairfield.

 

Mt. Pleasant starters

OFFENSE

Pos.:  Name,   Ht.,  Wt.,  Class

QB:  Dustin Amos,  6-3, 180, Senior

FB:  Carson Remick,  6-0, 190, Senior

TB:  Spencer White,  6-3, 175, Junior

WR:  Austin Smith,  5-8, 155, Junior

WR:   Clayle Franklin,  5-9, 170, Junior

TE:  Justin Dilks,  6-3, 220, Senior

C:  Jackson Kelley,  6-6, 297, Junior

LG:  Alex Nunez,  5-7, 200, Senior

RG:  Tyler Ruby,  6-2, 215, Junior

LT:  Matt Scudder,  6-2, 225, Senior

RT:  Justin Nichting,  6-4, 215, Senior

K:  Zoom Gwamna,  5-9, 160, Junior

 

DEFENSE

Pos.:  Name,   Ht., Wt.,  Class

LT:  Ben Canby,  6-1, 220, Junior

NG:  Keegan Pullis,  6-5, 238, Soph.

RT:  Dante Vandenberg, 6-5, 231, Junior

LB:  Dustin Amos,  6-3, 180, Senior

LB:  Justin Dilks,  6-3, 220, Senior

LB:  Carson Remick,  6-0, 190, Senior

LB:  Tyler Ruby,  6-2, 215, Junior

LB:  Austin Smith,  5-8, 155, Junior

LC:  Spencer White,  6-3, 175, Junior

RC:  Justin Chalupa,  5-9, 140, Senior

FS:  Beau Parkevich,  5-10, 144, Junior

P:  Ben Canby,  6-1, 220, Junior

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