The Ottumwa Courier


September 21, 2013

Pekin puts away Pleasantville with turnovers

PEKIN — Cole Reighard put a fitting end on a second straight district win for the Pekin football team Friday night.

The Panther junior stepped in front of a fourth-down screen pass thrown by Pleasantville quarterback Hagen Fouch and raced 75 yards untouched to the end zone, capping a night where Pekin’s defense proved to be more than just a little opportunistic. Five turnovers led to 28 points, including a fumble recovery in the end zone and Reighard’s long interception return for a score to cap a 49-23 Pekin win over the Trojans Friday night at Tom Stone Field.

The win moves the Panthers to 3-1 overall on the season and 2-0 in Class A, District 6 while dropping Pleasantville to 1-3 and 0-2.

“We’re just taught to get in there and watch for the pass while looking the run,” Reighard said of the interception. “They passed a little bit more than I expected. We just had to be ready for any trick plays they ran against us.”

Senior Petie Clubb also rushed for two touchdowns in the victory and was given credit for the Panthers’ other defensive score. Fouch lost a high shotgun snap in the second quarter and couldn’t corral the football in the end zone for a safety, allowing the ball to squirt free into somebody’s hands.

Clubb, however, said it wasn’t his hands the ball wound up in.

“It kept slipping away from everyone down there. I think one of our linemen fell on the ball,” Clubb said. “I didn’t know they announced that I had recovered it. I didn’t come up with it, but I guess as long as the team gets credit for it that’s all that matters.”

Pekin hits the road next Friday for an area battle in 1A, District 6 at New Sharon against North Mahaska at 7 p.m. The Warhawks fell to 2-3 overall and 1-1 in district play with a loss at No. 7 Montezuma.

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