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PCM Starts Fast Then Holds On To Defeat Knoxville

Posted: Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at 6:00 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Derek Cardwell

The Knoxville Football Squad fell to P-C-M last night 21-13 as the Mustangs busted out of the gates 21/nothing in the first 20 minutes of the game, but the Mustangs had to hold on and make a defensive play to clinch the win with less than a minute left in the game. P-C-M notched the first score when Luke Cunnings scored form a yard out. The Mustangs would score almost immediately when the Panthers fumbled the ensuing kickoff and gave P-C-M great field position. A few plays later the Mustangs were up 14-0 when Blake McWilliams ran in from four yards out and he added another score from six yards out in the second quarter. Knoxville would grab some momentum with 1:29 left in the first half as Tanner Dunkin hauled in a 59-yard touchdown from Jared McClung. Dunkin would grab another McClung pass from 12 yards out to make it 21-13. The Panthers had one final chance with just over two minutes left but the drive ended with a PCM interception with 30 seconds left at the P-C-M ten-yard line. Knoxville Coach Troy Rider told KNIA/KRLS that his team was not able to establish their offense early on. P-C-M was led by McWilliams with 150 yards on 30 carries plus two touchdowns while Jared McClung countered for Knoxville going 9/16 for 164 yards two touchdowns and an interception. Knoxville is now 0-1 on the season while P-C-M is 1-0h. Knoxville travels to Newton next week while the Mustangs host Pella Christian.