Undefeated season ends in 45-43 loss for PC football

by Kathryn Van Tuyl

katvant17@pceagles.org

The football team ended its regular season with a record of 9-0 and began their postseason by conquering Sigourney 49-0, giving them a chance to play #1 rated Iowa City-Regina for a trip to the infamous UNI Dome. The Eagles lost a heartbreaker in the final two minutes, losing to Regina 45-43.

 

Although the Iowa City matchup seemed intimidating for some, the team didn’t let Regina get in their heads.

 

“We just practiced plays we’d developed to combat them in their game from what we watched in film,” said senior Connor Dunsbergen. “The team felt confident just as always. Nothing changed, and we were still the same team as we were the rest of the season. Their title didn’t shake us. We just need to play our game.”

 

Much can be said about the Eagles football program this year, as the team has an undefeated record, earned first in the conference, and beat more than a few of their opponents without letting them score a single touchdown. The 2016 season is sure to leave the players with fond memories.

 

“Looking back on the season, by far the best moment for me was probably the first quarter of the Pleasantville game, because they were consider a top ten team and we really took it to them,” said senior David Kacmarynski.

 

Another amazing feat that has been accomplished is PC’s head football coach Richard Kacmarynski earning a top-15 title for most valuable coach, a contest conducted by US Cellular in which he has already earned PC $1000, and could win an additional $5000. In an interview with US Cellular, Kacmarynski asked his supporters to continue their voting, not for him, but for the benefit of the school’s many programs that could use the funding. Voting continues through Nov. 18.

 

“He really is an amazing coach,” said junior Kolten Chapman. “He cares for how all of us men will turn out more than winning a game, but that also doesn’t mean that he doesn’t care.”

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