Pella Christian

The Pella Christian defense lines up against Sigourney-Keota

Who: No. 10 (1A) Pella Christian (4-1, 1-1) vs Pleasantville (2-3, 0-2)

Where: Pleasantville High School Football Field in Pleasantville

When: Friday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m.

Matchup history

First meeting in VarsityBound era (since 2006).

One key player for Pella Christian

Look for PC to get their running game going against the Pleasantville front seven. It could be a big night for Eagle running back Benny Schirz. The sophomore currently leads the team in rushing with 282 yards on 64 attempts with four touchdowns. Expect him to get a good amount of looks in the ground game to establish the PC offense.

Keys for Pella Christian

This could be viewed as a trap game for Pella Christian being sandwiched between Sigourney-Keota and Cardinal next week but this should be a good opportunity for the Eagles to bounce back. Offensively, look for PC to get the run game going with quarterback Isaac Kacmarynski picking his spots to move it downfield carefully against a Pleasantville team with seven interceptions including two returned for touchdowns this season. The Trojan offense has struggled to get much going on the ground and in the air so look for the Eagle defense to be aggressive as they try to bounce back after suffering their first loss last week.

Colin Peters can be reached at 641-672-2581, by email at or on Twitter @ColinPetersOH.

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