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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Pleasant Ridge football's upset bid falls short in Rossville

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  • A mistake-filled second quarter doomed the Pleasant Ridge football team’s hopes for a playoff upset Tuesday.
    Taking on 8-1 Rossville, the Rams gave up 27 points in the game’s second period and eventually lost 41-0 to see its season come to close. Ridge finished the year 4-6.
    “We came out and moved the ball for the first couple of drives,” PR coach Pat McCollim said. “It was 14-0 with about eight minutes in the half and we were hanging in there with a very good team, but then we had a bad snap on a punt that they scooped and ran for a touchdown.
    “After that, we kind of let one bad thing turn into three or four bad things on us in that second quarter.”
    Throughout the game, Rossville stuffed the Rams rushing attack. Jason Simonis led the team with 54 yards while Riley Camp ended with 47 and Nick Holmes had 34. Yet, outside of the poor second period, Pleasant Ridge did the same by allowing just a single touchdown in the first and third quarters.
    “The good thing was that we came out in the second half down 35-0 and only allowed one more score,” McCollim said. “We never let up and I’m real proud of that. This season has shown me how much these kids have bought into football around here and how much I love it here.”

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