I hope, that after analyzing the situation carefully, you decided to deploy some magic herbs on the topping as an expediency.
But if not, what were you thinking?! How could you expect to even slay ordinary dragons without a little sprinkling of magic, much less a master chef?
It turned out that there was no pizza-cook-off. I prepared a pizza, Silas prepared a salad. Both were good.
Sometimes it is good when both sides can cautiously emerge from their battle positions, advance to a meeting point under the Flag of Truce, shake hands, and for a few hours ignore the killing fields for a shared meal of good salad and pizza.
But hostilities can always can always erupt again, and against such a possibility it is always good to continue working away on pizzas that can vanquish any master chef.
Just imagine: if North Korea, with their advanced missile technology, had a sufficiently good pizza they could weaponize, and miniaturize to the point where it could be fitted to the missile tips, what good anymore would our relatively crude osage orange counter-battery fire be?
I would suggest learning to throw it. It's actually a stupid skill; there are much simpler ways to stretch the crust. However a thrown crust is one of the things that differentiates American pizza from Italian and it's not particularly hard to do. People think you know what you're doing it you throw the crust and it will favorably bias their appraisal of the pie. Nobody needs to know that you learned to do it while working as a delivery driver for Dominos (which I did).