From the PMS Boosters:
A steadily improving 7th grade PMS flag football squad shocked the world Wednesday with a thrilling 12-7 win over perennial favorite Stanley Middle School, handing the dreaded Wildcats an extremely rare lost that sent shock waves throughout the league. Playing in soggy Coaches Field conditions before a sellout crowd of 12, Stanley scored first with their typically balanced run and throw offense. But even while failing to score in the first half, PMS responded with tenacious defense, putting pressure on the Stanley quarterback, stunting the vaunted Stanley running game, and keeping the game close.
In the second half, PMS scored first behind the tremendous rushing of the quarterback and half back, aided by brutal blocking along the entire line of scrimmage. Late in the game, and still trailing by an extra point, came "The Play." PMS, with the ball near the 50, went for it on 4th down. During what can only be described as WW I trench warfare-like ferocity at the line, the PMS quarterback had what seemed like eternity to find an open receiver. Finally, a wide receiver broke free from the gritty Stanley secondary right down the middle of the field near the goal line. From the well protected pocket came a mighty quarterback heave, a perfect spiral, and a sterling catch in stride for the go ahead score. The flawlessly executed touchdown was greeted at first by silent disbelief, and then by joyous jubilation from the Piedmont Faithful. It was a great game and the boys showed genuine graciousness in victory. Three cheers for the boys, the coaches, and the parents who wake up early to get the kids to practice!
8th Grade Flag Football - Highlanders vs Stanley
Coming off an intense overtime tie the day before, the 8th grade Highlanders had a disappointing loss 14-12 against Stanley on Wednesday. A touchdown from Nick Price to Nick Pacult gave the Highlanders their first touchdown in the 2nd quarter.
Then down 14-6 with 2 plays to go the Highlanders connected with Goyo Prospero making it 14-12. The Highlanders were unable to complete the 2 point conversion ending the game. Tough plays were made by Luke Eidam, Emmett Smith & Lane Manola-LeClair.
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