The Ottumwa Courier


October 1, 2013

Starcevich breaks school record for passing yards, touchdowns in Centerville win


Friday’s game was an emotional game for the team, as the Big Reds played in their coach Chuck Evan’s hometown on the field named after Chuck’s father, Bob Evans, on Mount Pleasant’s homecoming night. Before the game, Mount Pleasant honored the 1963 state championship team from Mount Pleasant that went unscored upon en route to a perfect 9-0 season. Chuck’s father, Bob, was the coach of the team that year.

Another Centerville tie to the team was former Centerville High School coach and teacher Roger Campbell, who was a starter on the team in 1963 and scored a bulk the 270 points Mt. Pleasant scored that season.

Chuck’s father, Bob, passed away last year.

Centerville (3-2, 2-1) will celebrate homecoming as they host Fort Madison this Friday in an important game for playoff positioning in 3A, District 7. The varsity game will kickoff no earlier than 7:30 p.m. The freshman game begins at 5 p.m.

Centerville 37, Mt. Pleasant 16

CEN 20 0 10 7 — 37

MTP 6 10 0 0 — 16

Scoring Summary

First Quarter

M — Nyzaum Gwamna 97 kickoff return (Gwamna kick failed).

C — Grant Walker 6 run (two point failed).

C — Walker 6 run (Brent Jackson kick), 4:02.

C — Michael Starcevich 6 pass to Kolton Gonnerman (Jackson kick), 1:51.

Second Quarter

M — Carson Remnick 1 run (Gwamna kick), 11:37.

M — Gwamna 27 yard field goal.

Third Quarter

C — Graydon Schmidt 1 run (Jackson kick).

C — Jackson 31 yard field goal.

Fourth Quarter

C — Starcevich 40 pass to Gonnerman (Jackson kick), 7:22.

Centerville individual stats

Passing — Michael Starcevich 17-23-0, 294 yards.

Rushing — Starcevich 18-56 yards, Graydon Schmidt 7-45, Grant Walker 11-32.

Receiving — Kolton Gonnerman 10-191 yards, Garrett Moorman 2-45, Garrett Faris 2-28, Schmidt 2-24, Walker 1-6.

Tackles (top-three) — Gabe Cowan 13, Michael Cope 10, Brett Bauman 5, Stephen Cochran 5, Tate Felton 5.

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