23 Oct Cardinals Blast Pilot Point 45-14
It’s rapidly becoming a rivalry. Close, hard fought games can do that, the last couple of years Pottsboro and Pilot Point have had some classic confrontations, this year not so much. Pottsboro controlled play and won a hard fought victory 45-14 to improve to 3-0 in district play.
The Cardinals scored touchdowns on their first 2 possessions to jump out to a 14-0 lead. Hunter Watson hit Matthew Poe from 40 out and then ran one in from the 3. The Bearcats showed some fight as they scored at the end of the first quarter and just before halftime to make it a 28-14 score at intermission.
In the 2nd half the Cardinal defense dominated and Pottsboro cruised to the victory, both teams suffered injuries. For the Cardinals they lost QB Hunter Watson early in the 2nd to an ankle injury plus OL Hunter Flanagan (knee). For Pilot Point their, do-everything quarterback, Quincy Kemp went out in the 3rd quarter on a big hit during a punt return. It was a scary moment as Kemp collapsed on the sideline and had to be taken off on a stretcher but the good news is, according to Pilot Point, that he would be okay.
Pottsboro got solid contribution from several sources, the defense for the 3rd straight game was outstanding, holding the Bearcats to only 38 yards rushing. Carson Rein carried the ball 15 times for 85 yards and 2 td’s. Myles Mitchusson returned a punt 66 yards to set up a short touchdown drive. The key to the season so far has been solid contributions across the board for the Cardinals.
This game marked a milestone for Head Coach Matt Poe and his staff, it was win number 100 at Pottsboro, that’s 100-28 for a winning % of .781. which is simply amazing. Over the last 6 years the Cardinals are 71-11 winning at an 87% clip. Also the Cardinals won their 31st consecutive district game, which extends a school record.
Pottsboro will travel to Van Alstyne Friday night to battle the Panthers, kickoff at 7:30.
8:00 PHS 7-0 Matthew Poe 40 pass from Hunter Watson(67 yards, 7 plays)
5:07 PHS 14-0 Hunter Watson 3 yard run (27 yards, 3 plays)
:08 PPHS 14-8 Carson Blagg 12 yard pass from Quincy Kemp (2 pt, pass to Jacob Pitts)
4:50 PHS 21-8 Ryan Roberts 14 yard run (38 yards, 3 plays)
1:33 PHS 28-8 Carson Rein 18 yard run (27 yards, 4 plays)
:19 PPHS 28-14 Roy Brown 19 yard pass from Qunicy Kemp (68 yards, 6 plays)
9:11 PHS 35-14 Carson Rein 1 yard run (6 yards, 3 plays)
:00 PHS 42-14 Myles Mitchusson 8 yard run (89 yards, 12 plays
8:45 PHS 45-14 Dane Marburger 41 yard field goal ( 35 yards, 10 plays)
. PHS PPHS
rush 162 38
pass 200 115
total 362 153
to’s 3 3
Pottsboro Passing Heath Hunter 10-16-1 (126), Hunter Watson 3-5-1 (74) td
Pottsboro Rushing Carson Rein 15-85 2 td, Ryan Roberts 3-35 td, Will Cates 7-21, Hunter Watson 7-17 td
Pottsboro Receiving Matthew Poe 4-71 td, Jack Arnold 4-77, Myles Mitchusson 2-23, Ty Bates 2-16
Pilot Point Passing Quincy Kemp 7-14-1 (65) 2 td, Coy Holman 6-8 (50)
Pilot Point Rushing Qunicy Kemp 7-20, Taylor Barrett 3-15, Reagan Gochis 5-(-3), Coy Holman 5-(-36)
Pilot Point Receiving Jacob Pitts 4-43, roy Brown 3-35 td