Cards win district opener, whip Farmersville 38-24

The 2014 Pottsboro Cardinals showed they are serious about continuing their domination in district play as they knocked off the Farmersville Farmers 38-24.  With storms approaching the Cardinals defense was a force of nature in it’s own right.  Pottsboro forced 3 turnovers and kept Farmersville’s outstanding running back senior Darrin Pennington at bay,  to come away with a district win on the road.  Throw in superb special teams that recovered a free ball on a kickoff, forced a fumble on a kickoff return and blocked a punt and the anticipated nail biter never materialized.  Pottsboro scored on a 34 yard TD run by Zane Pritchett with 23 seconds remaining in the first period and never trailed again.  The Cardinals were up 17-10 at half, recovered their own 2nd half kickoff, it was  a high short kick into no-man’s land, which led to a short TD drive.  Pottsboro built the lead to 31-10 before the Farmers added a couple of 4th quarter touchdowns to make it look a little closer.  Zane Pritchett was the standout on offense, he ran for 151 yards and 3 touchdowns and threw for 2 more.  Patton Lyons was all over the Farmers Darrin Pennington, along with the rest of the defense they held Pennington to only 118 yards on 19 carries.  Winning on the road against a formidable foe is not easy and the Cardinals did it with elan.   With the victory Pottsboro extends their incredible streak of 19 consecutive district wins and starts off 1-0 in district 3A D1-5 and 5-1 on the season.  Next Friday it’s a home meeting with the Callisburg Wildcats.  Farmersville falls to 0-1 in district and 4-2 overall.

scoring summary

3-0      Pottsboro       8:28  1st    28 yard FG Abdul Mall(drive info:  68 yards in 8 plays)
7-3      Farmersville   1:40  1st    4 yard run Darrin Pennington(50 yards in 5 plays)
10-7    Pottsboro         :23  1st    34 yard run Zane Pritchett(69 yards in 4 plays)
17-7    Pottsboro       8:38 2nd   4 yard run Zane Pritchett(8 yards in 2 plays after a blocked punt)
17-10  Farmersville   4:42 2nd   35 yard FG Fernando Salas(61 yards 9 plays0
24-10  Pottsboro     10:30 3rd   15 yard pass Zane Pritchett to Myles Mitchusson(41 yards in 6 plays)
31-10  Pottsboro       2:17  3rd    5 yard run Zane Pritchett(34 yards in 7 plays)
31-17  Farmersville   7:21  4th     12 yard pass Shane Hacker to Caleb Twyford(69 yards 15 plays)
38-17 Pottsboro       6:02   4th     32 yard pass Zane Pritchett to Nate Watson(31 yards in 3 plays)
38-24 Farmersville   4:10   4th     16 yard pass Shane Hacker to Brady Elliott(77 yards in 6 plays)

stats  PHS     FHS
rush  242       143
pass   94        206
total  336      349
FD      16        16
to’s      2          5
pen    2-20     6-60

Individual Stats
rush:  Zane Pritchett 13-151(3 td’s), Thaddeus Flinn 20-84, Hunter Mullinex 6-8, Patton Lyons 1-(-1)

pass:  Zane Pritchett 4-9-0(94) 2 td’s, Hunter Mullinex 0-6-1(0)

receiving:  Nate Watson 2-66(td), Myles Mitchusson 1-15(td), Chris de la Cruz 1-13

  • JoAnn
    Posted at 13:24h, 13 October Reply

    What about those Cardinals! Great Defense! Defense! Defense! That is what keeps the Offense on the field!

    • Bob
      Posted at 14:29h, 13 October Reply

      Agree totally, Cardinals have a great defense. Thanks for the comment.

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