Using a strong running game, the Pioneer Ridge eighth grade boys varsity football team turned back cross town rival WMS, 32-16 last week.
Caden Rodriguez led the way with touchdown runs of one and two yards. Davonte Pritchard and Chase Maxwell added touchdown scores of five yards.
Providing running room up front were Colby Holtgraven, Aaron Mathus, Steffen Krouse, Brendan Oshel, Eric Orrison and Jacob Browning.
“The defense made a huge stand just before halftime and that gave us momentum,” said Coach Kevin Collins. “I was real proud of the effort.”
Now 4-0, PRMS remains home to host Paola this week.