In looking back at the 2019 Pleasantville Trojan varsity football season, the squad was 5-4 overall and 2-3 in Class 1A District 7 action.
For the most part, offense was not a problem. In the five wins the Trojans scored at least 45 points in each of the wins, with a season high of 57 against Colfax-Mingo.
In the four setbacks, the Trojans were held to 13 points or less in three of the games.
It was a season where the Trojans had the rare opportunity of playing six home games, while traveling just three times.
Pleasantville’s record was 1-2 on the road and they were 4-2 at home this past year.
The Trojan offense was geared around senior tailback Cale Anthony, and why not.
Anthony rambled for 1,783 yards rushing on 239 carries for 7.5 yards per carry. He powered his way into the end zone 25 times.
Anthony led all of Class 1A in rushing yards.
Isaac Mann was second on the PHS rushing charts with 53 attempts for 358 yards and five scores followed by Caylor Clark with 140 yards on 60 carries and two scores.
Clark was 34-of-77 passing for the Trojans for 401 yards. He threw for four scores and was picked off once.
The top five receivers for the team were Ragan Krichau with five catches for 135 yards, Mann had eight receptions for 93 yards. They were followed by Hunter Oliva with five catches for 81 yards, Bristol Huyck six catches for 76 and Kolbie Jarvis had three catches for 74 yards.
Anthony led the Trojans in scoring with 166 points, Defense
Defensive tackle leaders for PHS were Anthony with 38, Mann 30, Jarvis 23 and Brady Wiseman with 16.
Clark showed the way for PHS with four pass interceptions while Anthony and Jarvis each intercepted two passes.
Wiseman led the Trojans with six fumble recoveries.