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Bakker Looking for More Run-then-Pass in Season Finale

Posted: Thursday, October 18th, 2012 at 5:59 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports - Cory Houser

It’s not the fact that the Pleasantville Trojans football team have rattled off two convincing wins over Class A District 6 opponents these last two weeks that head coach Gabe Bakker is most proud of. It’s the play of his starters and having them work together to “up” everyone’s game to a higher level that he takes the most pride in. The last two weeks, senior running back, Trey Busick, has ran for over the century mark in yardage, which has helped sophomore quarterback, Hagan Fouch, open up his pass game and be more accurate with his throws. Coach Gabe Bakker told KNIA/KRLS Sports that with Busick being able to break off runs of even three and four yards on first down, has helped Fouch relax in second and third down situations, more so than what was seen earlier in the season with his team facing third-and-long predicaments and being forced to punt the ball away. Coach Bakker added that they’ve been waiting for this facet of their game to come in to play since the beginning of the season, and now they’re finally able to reap its benefits. The Pleasantville Trojans are 2 – 6 on the year, and a win this Friday would assure them fifth place in Class A District 6. Tomorrow night’s game kicks off at 7:00 p.m.