Another tough opponent ahead for Trojans

Caylor Clark looks for an open Trojan receiver. (photo by Steve Woodhouse)

The Pleasantville Trojan varsity football team is looking to rebound this week, following a tough district loss to Pella Christian.

“We got beat in every way and every aspect of the game,” Head Coach Mack Jorth said. “And that is on me. I have to have our guys ready to play at the level they are capable of every game.”

The Trojan players have put the game behind them. Practices so far this week show that the team is focused on Friday’s (Oct. 11) opponent, Woodward-Granger (4-2).

“It will be another tough test for us as WG is a very good football team,” Jorth said. “They are a lot like us in that they like to get in the I formation and run right at you.  And they have some playmakers that will test you.  So we have to be ready for a very physical football game and be ready to execute at a high level and show the level of aggression and physicality that we are capable of – and have shown in the past.”

This week represents the midway point of the district schedule. At 1-1, with only three games left, every outing matters.

“There as been a good sense of urgency and focus that we need,” Jorth said. “It continues to show the quality of young men that are on our football team. They bounce back quickly. They remain positive, focused, and committed. It is impressive. They are impressive. And it is why our coaching staff loves coaching these guys. Win or lose, they are top notch individuals that we can all be very proud of.”

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Woodward-Granger.