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PCS Keeps Reeling Off Wins in Wake of Tragedy

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27 days after No. 9's last tackle, his memory lives on.

"We just remember how great it was having him here, and I guess that just motivates us and makes us happy we're able to play the game right now," says PCS quarterback Rand Henderson.

At the time of Ryan McLeod's passing, the Bobcats were coming off a 16-14 victory over Simpson Academy.

Three more wins later, the Bobcats are now 6-2, thanks in part to their leading tackler.

"I know Ryan's definitely pushed us to do better and better and motivate us more," says Henderson.

"We miss him a lot but our kids are playing for Ryan," says PCS head football coach Joey Hawkins.

"It's just getting better and better," says Henderson. "That first game after Ryan was gone was tough, but it helped us. We've come together as a team, and that's helped us go three straight right now."

The Bobcats go for five in a row when they square off against Lamar High School tomorrow night.

If only McLeod could be a part of trying to extend the streak.

"Oh he'd love it, I'm telling you," says Hawkins.

"He'd want to be a part of it more than anything," says Henderson.

"He would love this, especially with it cool today," says Hawkins. "He'd be going crazy out here."

The Bobcats may be preparing for game No. 9 without No. 9, but his love for the game promises to be on the field with his teammates tomorrow night.

"Play every play like it's your last, and that's what we're hoping to do," says Hawkins.

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