Montezuma Braves quarterback Zach Gibson ran for 110 yards and two touchdowns, and running back Colton Maschmann also contributed two rushing scores as the Braves blanked the Trojans of Pleasantville, 39 – 0.
In addition to his impressive ground attack, Gibson also threw for 113 yards in the game that was mostly dominated by the Braves’ defense against a young, inexperienced Pleasantville Team. The Trojans did not record a first down until the third quarter, and failed to convert a third down over the course of the game. Pleasantville also ended the first half with negative total yards.
A shining light for the Trojans was the play of Riley Krichau, who came up with key stops in the first quarter, and broke up a sure touchdown pass downfield late in the first half.
“[Krichau] is beginning to be a leader,” Trojan head coach Gabe Bakker said. “He’s been getting better every day and it’s starting to show on the field, and we’re starting to keep him on the field at all times.”
The loss drops the Trojans to 0 – 3 on the year and 0 – 1 in district play, while the Braves improve to 2 – 1 on the season and 1 – 0 in District 6 play. The Trojans will look for some home cookin’ next Friday as they host a tough Pekin Panthers squad in Week 4 action.