Tagen Douma

Tagen Douma makes the tackle for the Trojans as they beat Colfax-Mingo for Homecoming.

The Pleasantville Trojans have the train moving along the tracks in high gear.

The Trojans broke open a close game with a huge fourth quarter to top the Colfax-Mingo Tiger-Hawks Friday at home 57-28.

The Homecoming victory moved the orange and black to 4-1 overall and to 1-0 in Class 1A District 7 play.

In each of the wins this year the Trojans have scored at least 45 points as the offense has generated a buzz that has been tough to slow down.

Homecoming King Cale Anthony had his third game of the season with at least 200 yards rushing. He had four touchdown scampers Friday to bring his season total to 19 touchdowns overall.

Anthony ran 27 times Friday gaining 266 yards against Colfax-Mingo.

Not to be outdone Friday was Isaac Mann. The junior running back plowed ahead for some tough yards as he also scored four touchdowns. Mann totaled 116 yards rushing on 11 totes of the ball. The four scores were all on short bursts.

Quarterback Caylor Clark didn’t have to pass much, but when he did, he was 5-of-8 for the night for 78 yards.

Catching one pass each for the Trojans were Tagen Douma, Bristol Huyck, Kolbie Jarvis, Ragan Krichau and Mann.

Trojan Coach Mack Jorth stated, “In addition to our two backs getting a lot of yards, quarterback Caylor Clark is doing a nice job of making plays. Coach Hoffman deserves credit for the work he has done with our linemen, who are getting the job done as well.”

Pleasantville held a slim 36-28 lead entering the fourth quarter.

The Trojans got some nice stops defensively and the PHS train was unstoppable offensively throughout the rest of the night.

“Our district is very balanced,” Jorth added.

C-M had two passing touchdowns from Brady Berkey and a pair of rushing scores from Jayden Horrach.

Each team turned the ball over once in the game.

The Pleasantville defensive takeaway was by Brady Wiseman with a fumble recovery.

Topping the PHS tackle charts for the night were Isaac Mann with seven and Anthony with 6.5.

Next for Pleasantville on the tackle charts were Kolbie Jarvis with six, Jake DeJoode five, Douma 4.5 and Alex Sampson with four stops.

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In looking ahead, Jorth replied, “We play at Pella Christian Friday night. Despite their 1-4 record, we know they are a very good football team.”

“We will be going into the game confident that we can win. It will be a battle of two good football teams playing each other. It is one game at a time with PC being our biggest game, because it is the next game,” Jorth said.

Kickoff Friday for the Class 1A Marion County showdown is 7 p.m. on Eagle Lane.

Perry Bell can be reached at sports@journalexpress.net or by calling the newsroom at 641-842-2155.

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