The bitter cold and the wind were a great equalizer Friday night when the Pleasantville Trojans traveled to Woodward to face the Hawks of Woodward-Granger on the gridiron.
The temperature was in the 30s at the start of the game through the end of the night.
The combination of bitter cold and the wind, made both times one dimensional offensively.
There simply wasn’t very much effective yards gained by the passing game.
The score was only 60 at the half, but the Trojans were never able to punch one into the end zone as the Hawks grounded out a hard fought 20-0 Class 1A District 7 win.
W-G quarterback Reese Jamison was 5-of-20 passing for 106 yards and one score. The touchdown pass was to Bryce Achenbach from 22-yards out.
Pleasantville was 7-of-17 passing with Caylor Clark at the controls. The Trojan passing yards for the night was 30 yards.
Cale Anthony worked hard to get his 114 yards on the ground on 35 attempts.
The Trojans struggled to move the ball if Anthony wasn’t in control.
Isaac Mann was the second leading rusher with four yards on three carries.
Tagen Douma had three receptions for PHS for 16 yards and Kolbie Jarvis snagged one pass for 12 yards.
The Hawks had a pair of backs that churned out yards on the ground for them. Tate Lettow was the leader with 144 yards on 28 attempts while Kade Polich gave balance to the backfield with 121 yards on 11 attempts.
Polich scored on a 69-yard touchdown scamper while Lettow put a ball in the end zone on a 9-yard dash.
Pleasantville actually won the battle of turnovers two to one.
The two Trojan takeaways were both by Brady Wisecamp on a pair of fumble recoveries.
Cale Anthony led the Trojan defense with 13 tackles followed by Wiseman with 8, Mann 7 and Kolbie Jarvis with 5.5.
Odds and Ends
For the sixth time in seven games, Anthony has rushed for over 100 yards in a game.
Pleasantville now stands at 4-3 overall and 1-2 in district 7 action.
The Trojans will play host to the Interstate-35 Roadrunners Friday at 7 p.m. for their annual Pink Out Game.