MP seventh-grade football finishes season
After defeating Ottumwa in both the maroon and gold games, the seventh-grade football team finished its season last week against Ft. Madison, and each team was shut out by the Bloodhounds, 20-0.
The maroon team finishes with a record of 3-3, while the gold team went 4-1-1 on the season.
Against Ottumwa, the maroon team won by a score of 8-0.
Levi Puig caught a 47-yard pass from Zach Beason with just 3.7 seconds left in the game for the winning touchdown.
Rhett Zeglin ran the ball in for the two-point conversion.
Zeglin had a team-high 36 rushing yards. Tucker Johnson added 14 and Chase Lamm had 12 yards on the ground.
Beason was 8-of-12 passing for 101 yards.
Puig had two catches for 64 receiving yards on the night. Lamm had three receptions for 19 yards, while Zeglin picked up 16 yards on two catches. Jake Stukerjurgen had a 2-yard catch.
Puig, Tabian Waddle and Cody Mertens led the Mt. Pleasant defense in the game. Tucker Johnson recovered a fumble.
In the gold game, Mt. Pleasant topped Ottumwa, 38-6, spreading out the scoring in the game — 10 different players contributed to the final score.
The Panthers had a pair of rushing touchdowns in the first quarter: Alec Gardner made a 5-yard run and then ran for the two-point conversion as well; later, Willie Banks carried for a 15-yard touchdown.
In the second quarter, Corbin Borelli caught a 60-yard touchdown pass from Bryce Anderson, and Jeremiah Miles ran for the two-point conversion, giving Mt. Pleasant a 22-0 lead. Ottumwa scored its only touchdown in the second quarter, making it 22-6 at halftime.
In the second half, Grant Goody caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from Nate Wallace, and Kalib Wilson ran for the two-point conversion.
The Panthers’ final score came when Banks recovered a fumble and returned it 50 yards for a touchdown. Marco Indri found Garrett Maddy in the end zone for the two-point conversion.
On the day, Indri was 3-for-4 passing for 25 yards. Anderson was 3-for-5 for 65 yards, and Wallace finished with a 20-yard completion.
Borelli had two catches for 60 yards; Goody had two catches for 20 yards; Maddy had two catches for 15 yards; and Sam Beatty had a 15-yard reception.
Michal Bagwell, Zion Washington and Jeff Westercamp led the defense in the game.
In its season-ending game against Ft. Madison, the maroon team was led on the ground by Zeglin, who carried for 33 yards. Johnson picked up 31 yards and Mertens had 11 yards.
Beason was 7-for-14 for 123 yards passing.
Puig had four catches for 98 receiving yards. Lamm had two catches for 12 yards and Zeglin had a 13-yard reception.
The defense was led by Tate Shull, Zeglin and Borelli.
In the gold game, Mt. Pleasant was led on the ground by Charles Chapman, who had 32 rushing yards in six attempts. Miles gained 30 yards in six tries.
Gardner had 12 rushing yards and Reece Gardner had seven yards.
The Panthers did not complete a pass in the game.
Borelli, Parker Baugh, Champman and Tanner Box each recovered a fumble.
Wilson, Banks and Miles led the defense in the contest.