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Football Playoff Follow-up: Pleasant Grove

by Brian Tyl | November 22, 2021 at 10:00 p.m.

LAST WEEK: The Hawks edged Glen Rose, 36-34, in double overtime at The Star in a District 8-4A, Division II area playoff game.

THIS WEEK: Pleasant Grove (7-5) clash with Quinlan Ford (12-0) in a Class 4A, Division II regional semifinal playoff football game at 1 p.m. on Friday at Mount Pleasant High School's Sam Parker Field.

OFFENSIVE STANDOUTS: Jaylen Boardley compiled 95 rushing yards on 19 carries and a pair of touchdowns and had two receptions for 30 yards and a TD. QB Jarret Halter completed 5 of 9 passes for 108 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Jojo Bailey rushed for 89 yards on 15 totes. Davion Stewart added a touchdown with 66 yards rushing on 10 attempts. Alex Galvan caught a 31-yard TD pass from Halter.

DEFENSIVE STANDOUTS: BJ Rayfield finished with 14 tackles, including three for a loss, two sacks and two QB pressures. Coy Martin had 9 tackles, including three for a loss, and a sack. Jonathan Ketchum finished with 6 tackles, half a sack and an interception.

COACH JOSH GIBSON COMMENTS: "Throughout the game, I was cool and not panicked at all. But as the defense was getting ready for that play (the final play of the game on Glen Rose's 2-point attempt), things started changing for me. I was just so proud and envisioning what our kids had done to come back. So when that play was made (Glen Rose was stopped), I started crying. I was proud of their resiliency and belief. It was awesome.

"The kids stuck together when we were behind. They kept battling and fighting. They knew that we could come back and they willed themselves to do that. I was proud of the grit, the belief that they had and the togetherness it took to win."

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