It wasn’t what the Trojans wanted, but their 2020 season is the books following their 56-38 home loss to Adair-Casey/Guthrie Center on Friday, as heard on KNIA3.
The Chargers jumped out early by blocking a punt in the end zone for a safety. They followed it up by scoring a touchdown and a two-point conversion as Pleasantville found themselves down 10-0 early. After a score by running back Jake DeJoode to cut the lead to three, sophomore QB Brock Littler of ACGC was able to run the option insanely well and Pleasantville had little answer.
They found themselves down 46-14 with 23 seconds remaining in the first half, but the Trojans wanted to eat into that before the break. A deep shot to Colby Sandholdt from Caylor Clark was the final play of the half, resulting in a 60-yard touchdown. It was 46-22 at halftime, but the Trojans couldn’t get back in it much more and ultimately fell when the clock hit zero.
This wound up being the final game for 16 seniors on this football team, many of which were significant contributors that will be hard to replace next year. Head Coach Mack Jorth was happy to spend the last few years with these guys.
“That’s pretty special for a school of our size and all 16 were great young men. I just couldn’t be prouder of them, everything they’ve done for this program. Everything they did as teammates. As Trojan football players, they’re just a fantastic group of guys to coach and I just wish we could have given them a better exit out of Trojan football.”
Pleasantville finishes the year 5-3, which is their best mark since 2017.