Blocked punt sparks Pershing County in win over The Meadows

Marcus Nester’s 7-yard touchdown run with 4 minutes, 4 seconds remaining Friday lifted Pershing County to an 8-0 win at The Meadows.

Pershing County blocked a punt to set up the winning drive, which started on The Meadows’ 35-yard-line with 6:43 to play. Quarterback Angel Ramirez ran for 17 yards to get the visitors inside the red zone, and Nester scored on a fourth-down run later in the drive. The Meadows (0-2) got the ball back, but three sacks by Pershing County (1-0) sealed the victory.

Ramirez finished with 84 rushing yards on 15 attempts and completed six passes. Nester ran for 57 yards on 11 carries and caught five passes for 37 yards.

Bryson Navallo led the hosts with 35 rushing yards on 14 attempts and caught three passes for 10 yards. Quarterback Mike Gleason completed 5 of 16 passes for 37 yards. Ethan Fridman caught two passes for 27 yards.

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