In a homecoming game away from home, the Pleasant Ridge Rams were victorious against the McLouth Bulldogs 34-20.
The game was played at Pioneer Stadium at Leavenworth High School. It was moved from the Rams’ stadium in Easton due to unplayable field conditions. In the “home” game for the Rams, Pleasant Ridge came out with a strong first drive, but a failed conversion on fourth down ended the series with no points. McLouth scored first late in the first quarter.
The Rams followed it up with a score of their own on the final play of the first quarter to tie it 6-6. Two more touchdowns in the second quarter by the Rams made it 20-6 at halftime.
The Bulldogs would throw an interception early in the fourth quarter. The following play, Colton Comer scored his fourth touchdown of the game to extend the lead to 34-12. McLouth added a touchdown late to make the final 34-20.
“I was proud of the way our kids played,” McCollim said. “It took us a little while to get started. I would like it if we would come out in games the way that we finish them, but we’re getting better.”
McCollim had praises for how strong the offensive line handled the Bulldogs’ defense to allow the running backs to have success.
McCollim said the team will need to continue to work on discipline otherwise costly penalties could be a bigger issue in district play and playoffs.
The Rams will travel to Atchison County Community High School next Friday.
Bobcats vs. Pioneers
At Basehor-Linwood High School, the Bobcats achieved the 57-13 win over the Leavenworth Pioneers.
Basehor-Linwood will travel to Shawnee Heights next Friday. Leavenworth will travel to play Turner in a conference matchup.