Cardinals Fly Past Commerce 49-0 in Bi-District

Pottsboro dominated Commerce Friday night, thanks to a dominant defense and an opportunistic offense, winning 49-0.  Pottsboro advances to the area round where they face White Oak Friday at Terrell’s Memorial Stadium.  Now the bad news, Zane Pritchett the Cardinals engine on offense suffered an ankle injury early in the 1st quarter and did not return to the game.  Backup Carson Rein took over and orchestrated the offense very well throwing 2 td passes and rushing for 1 in the victory.DSC_0292

Rein, who’s just a junior, rushed for 82 yards & completed 6 of 10 passes for 142 yards and the 2 td’s.  Pritchett’s availability for this Friday’s game is unknown at this time.  After the game it was reported by the coaches that it could be a high ankle sprain.  Pritchett spent the rest of the 1st half with his ankle iced and elevated on the sidelines then on crutches the 2nd half.

DSC_0786Let’s not forget the defense, the Cardinals set a new school record with their 5th shutout of the season, accomplishing this feat in today’s football, where scoring happens in bunches, is even more impressive.  The Cardinals were led by their Senior linebackers Patton Lyons & Questin Stumpff.  The appear to finally be getting back to full speed after mid-season injuries.  For the 2nd straight week Lyons had 14 tackles and Stumpff 13.  The Cardinals defense forced 11 Tiger plays that went for negative yardage and held Commerce to 147 yards on the night.

The Area round of the playoffs this week features the White Oak Roughnecks, they are one of the top teams in Region 2.  With a record of 9-2, their only losses were to #1 ranked Mineola(28-13) and a 4A playoff team in Bullard(23-20).  They defeated Winnsboro 59-14 on Thursday night so they have an extra day to prepare.  You can listen to the game on Mix 96.1, online at pregame at 7 pm, kickoff 7:30.

Scoring Recap

 7-0     1st      6:44     PHS     Patton Lyons 1 yard run(2 yards, 2 plays)
14-0    1st      1:41     PHS     Cody Copeland 10 yard pass from Carson Rein(48 yards, 6 plays)
21-0    2nd       :55     PHS     Nate Watson 80 yard pass from Carson Rein(83 yards, 2 plays)
28-0    3rd      9:41     PHS     Myles Mitchusson 27 yard run(27 yards, 1 run)
35-0    3rd      3:03     PHS     Patton Lyons 1 yard run(83 yards, 8 plays)
42-0    4th    11:56     PHS     Carson Rein 11 yard run(40 yards, 3 plays)
49-0    4th      4:51     PHS     Nate Watson 70 yard punt return

stats           PHS              CHS
rush            181                 50
pass            195                 97
total            376                147
fd                  18                  10
to’s                0                    2

rush:  PHS Carson Rein 16-93 td, Patton Lyons 11-46 2 td, Myles Mitchusson 1-27, Trevor Travis 2-19.  CHS Isaiah Askew 16-37.

pass:  PHS Carson Rein 6-10-0(142) 2 td, Zane Pritchett 2-2-0(53).  Jordan Miller 9-19-0(97).

rec:  PHS Myles Mitchusson 5-108, Nate Watson 1-80 td, Cody Copeland 1-10 td.  CHS Malcolm Fragosa 4-88, Tre Wilson 2-33.

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