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PCM Battles to Claim Hard-Fought Victory Over St. Edmond in 2A Football Playoffs

Posted: Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 at 6:01 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-David Hecht

The PCM Football team kept its season alive last night with a hard fought win over the number two seed in district 7, St. Edmond of Fort Dodge in Monroe.  The Mustangs were able to pull out the victory thanks in part to Quarterbacks Nate VandeWall and Joel Wiggins.  VandeWall started for PCM and went 6-10 including his tenth touchdown of the year.  PCM Head Football Coach Greg Bonnett said that Joel Wiggins had strep throat earlier in the week and missed some time so he wanted to make sure the junior was ready.  VandeWall played the first three series for the Mustangs and came out of the game after he threw his second interception of the year.  Wiggins took over and added some speed to the backfield and threw for over 90 yards in the first half.  Combined, the two had 192 passing yards in the first half alone, and took a 14-0 lead into the half.  In the second, PCM was stopped by a tough Gaels defense until the fourth quarter when Hutch Burns took over.  Burns, who was keyed on for most of the game, was able to find some holes and carry the football on three plays for 71 yards during their final drive of the game.  PCM did give up a touchdown late in the game when St. Edmond was able to take the kickoff that followed a Cody Wilkie field goal into Mustang territory.  The drive resulted in the lone score for St. Edmond, on a 4 yard touchdown run by Niel Flattery.  With the 17-7 win, PCM will advance to the third round of the class 2-a playoffs and will meet West Marshall in Monroe Monday night.  The winner will advance to the UNI-Dome.