Cardinals Tame the Bulldogs 35-7

The Pottsboro Cardinals and Howe Bulldogs met for an important district game Friday at Bulldog Stadium.  The big question, can the Cardinal defense stop the run?  Asked, answered an emphatic YES!!  Howe came in averaging 375 yards per game rushing, at halftime the Bulldogs totaled 45.  After battling 4A schools during non-district the Cardinals were ready for the Bulldogs stopping the Slot-T offense time and again and coming through with their best defense performance of the year.  Do I hear the chant???   DEFENSE!!, DEFENSE!!!!

DSC_0088Pottsboro’s offense did enough for the Cardinals to lead 14-0 at the half, 21-7 after 3 quarters and winning handily 35-7.  Some of the standouts on defense were Ryan Roberts, Carson Rein, Keegan Pritchett but really it was a complete defensive performance by the entire Cardinal team.                                                                                                                                                    Hunter Watson had 2 first half td runs and rushed for the Cardinals with 85 yards on the ground and threw for 155.  The Cardinals keep on rolling with their 29th consecutive district victory and will host Callisburg Friday at 7:30 for homecoming.  You can listen to the live broadcast starting at 7:00 on MIX 96.1 radio.

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter
8:33           PHS         7-0           Hunter Watson 15 yard run(57 yards, 7 plays)

2nd Quarter
11:56          PHS       14-0           Hunter Watson 4 yard run(31 yards, 2 plays)

3rd Quarter
8:42            HHS       14-7           Tyler Grisham 18 yard run(64 yards, 6 plays)
3:45            PHS        21-7           Ryan Roberts 12 yard run(48 yards, 4 plays)

4th Quarter
11:55           PHS        28-7           Carson Rein 1 yard run(50 yards, 6 plays)
1:19             PHS        35-7           Heath Hunter 1 yard run(60 yards, 9 plays)

Team Stats
.                   PHS          HHS
rush             159           136
pass             176             22
total             335           216
to’s                1                2

Pottsboro Passing
Hunter Watson 9-17-1(155), Heath Hunter 2-2-0(21)

Pottsboro Rushing
Hunter Watson 18-85 2 td, Ryan Roberts 8-42 td, Will Cates 6-22, Carson Rein 1-1 td

Pottsboro Receiving
Myles Mitchusson 4-70, Ty Bates 4-45, Matthew Poe 1-30, Jack Arnold 2-11

Howe Passing
Brandon Wall 2-5-2)22)

Howe Rushing
Tyler Grisham 9-65 td, Jaden Matthews 13-55, Brandon Wall 6-37, Mason Riggs 11-30

Howe Receiving 
Jaden Matthews 2-22




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