PCMS eighth grade football team improved their record to 3-0 behind the running of Anthony McNeely to top Independence, 32-14. 

PCMS eighth grade football team improved their record to 3-0 behind the running of Anthony McNeely to top Independence, 32-14. 
McNeely rushed 20 times for 193 yards, scored four touchdowns and added two 2 point conversions. Pittsburg scored on their first possession on a McNeely 15-yard toss sweep from quarterback Spencer Bernhardt to make it 6-0. 
McNeely added the two-point conversion to go up 8-0. 
On Indy's first offensive possession, the Dragon defense held strong, tackling the punter in the end zone for a safety with 3:04 in the first quarter to go up 10-0. 
The Dragons marched the ball right down the field on their next possession with McNeely scoring from 20 yards out behind the blocking of fullbacks Garrett Brummitt and Dalton Jude to make it 16-0.  The two-point try failed. 
Pittsburg got the ball back again in the second quarter behind a stingy defense led by Chris Huyett, McNeely and Jude. 
The Dragons once again drove right down the field and McNeely scored from 5 yards out. Again, he added the two-point conversion on a dive up the middle to make it 24-0. 
Independence did manage to get on the board with a fourth and goal run from inches out with just 2:06 left in the half. 
They fumbled the two-point try but he Dragons took a 24-6 lead into halftime.
The Dragon defense shut down the Bulldogs on their first possession in the second half and the offense once again took over marching right down the field with McNeely scoring his fourth touchdown of the game from 2 yards out. 
Trey Lewandowski caught the two-point try from Spencer Bernhardt to finish out the scoring for Pittsburg. That made the score 32-6 with the fourth quarter left to play. 
The Dragons were able to rest their starters in the fourth quarter and Indy did come up with one more scoring drive to make the score 32-14. 
Pittsburg was able to run the last two minutes off the clock and take the victory kneel to claim the victory.
The eighth grade will host Parsons next Thursday on Hutch field.

Seventh-grade falls to Indy
Pittsburg's seventh grade gave up two big plays, one on a reverse and the other on a broken play, which ended in a scramble for an 80-yard for a touchdown to lose their second straight game. 
Hayden Prater carried the workload of the offense rushing 15 times for 80 yards. 
The Dragons play their next game at Home against Parsons next Thursday starting at 5 p.m.

B-team tops Frontenac
The Pittsburg Dragons B-team consisting of seventh and eighth graders, played a tough Frontenac Raider squad last Tuesday night, with the Dragons coming out on top 20-0. 
Zach Woods led the Dragon ground attack with two touchdown scampers of 17 and 7 yards. Shannon Dial added a 33 yard touchdown reception from Riley Cunningham. 
Brett Cobb led the Dragon defense with 10 tackles. 
Pittsburg's next B-team game will be played Monday night at Iola and 6 p.m.