Isaac Kacmarynski

Pella Christian's Isaac Kacmarynski warms up before a game last season. Kacmarynski had a big game in the Eagles' opening win against Des Moines Christian

URBANDALE — The offensive firepower of the Pella Christian Eagles was on full display on Friday as PC was able to pick up a 56-22 blowout win over Des Moines Christian in their 2021 season opener.

The Eagles jumped on the Lions early, leading 10-0 after the first quarter only to score four more times in the second to take a 39-8 lead into halftime.

The two teams would exchange scores in the second half with the Eagles rolling to the win.

The versatility of the team was on full display with junior quarterback/linebacker Isaac Kacmarynski finding four different ways to score with a total of six touchdowns to his name on the night. He was 5-of-7 passing for 120 yards and two touchdowns while also rushing for 51 yards on nine carries with a touchdown. Defensively, he had 6.5 tackles, one sack and recovered two fumbles, one in the end zone for a touchdown, while also taking a kickoff 97 yards to the house for another TD.

Bennett Spronk caught five passes for 83 yards and a score while Eric Mulder saw his two catches for 99 yards both go for touchdowns. Sophomore Benny Schirz led the ground attack with 15 carries for 69 yards and one TD.

Defensively, Drew Geetings had himself a nice night with a team-high 7.5 tackles including 2.5 tackles for loss, one sack and a 29-yard pick six as part of five forced turnovers from the Eagle defense.

Pella Christian (1-0) will return home to host Panorama (1-0) on Friday at 7 p.m. in a rematch of last year’s round of 32 playoff matchup.

Pella Christian 56, Des Moines Christian 22

PC 10 29 7 10

DMC 0 8 6 8

Pella Christian Individual Stats

Passing — Kacmarynski 5/7 120 yards 2 TD 1 INT, Bush 5/6 81 yards 1 TD, Geetings 0/1

Rushing — Schirz 15-69 1 TD, Kacmarynski 9-51 1 TD, Bush 4-27, Geetings 2-10

Receiving — Mulder 2-99 2 TD, Spronk 5-83 1 TD, Veenstra 1-22, Schirz 1-3, Ritzert 1-(-6)

Top-three tackles — Geetings 7.5, Kacmarynski 6.5, Diehl 6

Sacks — Kacmarynski 1, Geetings 1

Fumbles recovered — Kacmarynski 2-0 1 TD

Interceptions — Geetings 1-29 1 TD, Van Arendonk 1-19, Mulder 1-11

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

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