How do you spell Defense?…………P-O-T-T-S-B-O-R-O. Cards Shutdown Callisbug 42-6

In District 3A-5 there’s a little known secret, and it wears Cardinal red, it’s the Pottsboro defense.  It was on display Friday night as the Cardinals shut down the district’s leading rusher in Callisburg’s Jake Parker and held him to only 47 yards on 16 carries, that’s 2.9 yards per carry.  He entered the contest averaging 168 yards per game and 6.8 yards per carry.  As so often happens with the Cardinal defense it’s not just one standout performance, it was truly a team effort.  From Patton Lyons to Zane Martinez to Zack Lovelady who had 2 interceptions, everyone chipped in to hold the Wildcats to 89 total yards.  Pottsboro now 6-1 and 2-0 in district play dominated the stats in the game but didn’t dominate on the scoreboard until late.  It was only 14-6 Pottsboro late in the 2nd quarter until the Cardinals scored 4 straight td’s to win 42-6.  Zane Pritchett had the 5th most passing yards in school history with 334 on 21-31-2 and 3 td’s, plus he added 159 yards rushing and a touchdown.  Total yardage was extremely lopsided;  Pottsboro 582 and Callisburg 82.  The Cardinals have some huge games left on their schedule with a trip to Van Alstyne up next but on this Friday night the defense dominated.

scoring summary

7-0     Pottsboro     10:47     2nd     38 yard pass Zane Pritchett to Myles Mitchusson(drive info:  49 yards in 4 plays)
14-0    Pottsboro       6:41     2nd     31 yard pass Zane Pritchett to Nate Watson(77 yards in 7 plays)
14-6     Callisburg     7:06     3rd      11 yard run Jake Parker(13 yards in 2 plays)
21-6    Pottsboro      2:30      3rd      14 yard pass Zane Pritchett to Myles Mithcusson(74 yards 11 plays)
28-6    Pottsboro     11:54      4th      6 yard run Thaddeus Flinn(72 yards in 6 plays)
35-6   Pottsboro       8:46      4th      13 yard run Zane Pritchett(51 yards in 5 plays)
42-6   Pottsboro       1:42       4th      3 yard run Thaddeus Flinn(65 yards in 8 plays)

stats    PHS    CHS
rush    239       49
pass    343       40
total   582        89
FD       28          6
to’s       3            3

Individual Stats
rush:  Zane Pritchett 23-159 td, Thaddeus Flinn 16-81 2 td, Patton Lyons 2-15, Trevor Travis 4-5, Team -21

pass:  Zane Pritchett 21-31-2(334) 3 td

receiving:  Myles Mitchusson 9-128 2 td’s, Nate Watson 7-101 td, Zack Lovelady 3-85, Jacob Tol 2-21

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