West topples Muscatine to become district champs

West hosts Muscatine for the Homecoming Game on Friday, Oct. 12.

The night began with a recognition for the Homecoming Court and seniors in band. Marcus Morgan ’20 set the pace of the game by throwing a 62-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Gaudet ’19 in the first 30 seconds of the game. Muscatine gave up a safety to add three points to the Trojan’s score. Muscatine fought back with a touchdown, but West’s strong offense prevailed throughout the game. Will Hoeft ’20 ended the quarter with a touchdown making the score 16-7. Owen McAreavy ’19 added two more touchdowns along with a touchdown run from Morgan to end the first half 37-7. Gaudet started the second half by making another touchdown. Grant Henderson ’20 ran in a fumble recovery to add another seven points to West’s score. At the end of the third quarter Peter Breitbach ’19 had a 14-yard touchdown run. The Trojans went into the fourth quarter 58-7. During the fourth quarter Muscatine added one last touchdown to make the final score 58-14. 

West will take on City in the annual battle of the boot on Friday, Oct. 19. The game will begin around 7 p.m. at West High. 

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  • Brendan Mott '19 jumps to trip up Muscatine's Takpor Tiah '20 during the first half on Friday, Oct. 12.

  • Marcus Morgan '21 calls what play to run during the first half on Friday, Oct. 12.

  • Mason Sorge '19 high-fives Cole Mabry '19 after Muscatine kicked a safety during the first half on Friday, Oct. 12.

  • Chloe Gretter '20 dances during the poms halftime performance on Friday, Oct. 12.

  • Nick Biancuzzo '19 guards Muscatine's Carson Borde '19 during the second half on Friday, Oct. 12.

  • Head coach Garret Hartwig talks to a group of players during a timeout in the second half on Friday, Oct. 12.

  • Alex McKay '21 turns around after catching a pass in hopes of getting to the end zone on Friday, Oct. 12.

  • Jalen Gaudet '19 carries a punt return to the end zone on during the first half of the game on Friday, Oct. 12.

  • Grant Henderson '20 celebrates with Noah Aanestad '19 after Henderson scored a touchdown during the second half on Friday, Oct. 12.

  • James Mons '19 plays a solo during the marching band's halftime performance on Friday, Oct. 12.

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