Cardinals Smack White Oak, win Area

If the White Oak offense was the high school equivalent of Texas Tech, then the Pottsboro defense played like the Crimson Tide.  The Cardinals shut down the high powered passing attack of White Oak to win an Area round playoff game 35-6.

White Oak came in with incredible offensive numbers, nearly 50 points per game, big stats for QB Heath Hood and his group of receivers.  But it was the Cardinal defense that made play after play after play.  Pottsboro picked off 2 of Hood’s passes and knocked down or forced 22 incompletions on the night.

Pottsboro got off to a good start, on the very 1st possession of the game the Cards drove 61 yards in 7 plays and senior Carson Rein followed his blocking for a 21 yard td run, 7-0 Cardinals. Surprisingly, it stayed that way until the start of the 2nd half.  Pottsboro got another great defensive stand and forced a punt from the White Oak endzone.  Myles Mitchusson picked it up and did his thing for a twisting, spinning, incredible 40 yard touchdown._zkh9380

After that the Cardinal offense stepped up, running through the White Oak defense  to put Pottsboro up 35-6 at the end of the 3rd.  Ball game, Pottsboro got great contributions from a lot of areas in this one.  Ty Bates & Myles Mitchusson had interceptions, Carson Rein shadowed the White Oak QB and kept him in check all night.  Hunter Watson powered through the Roughneck defense for 129 yards and 3 touchdowns.  Again, a team effort.

Revenge enacted, Cardinals felt like the owed the Roughnecks one after last years 24-9 injury filled defeat.  Pottsboro will take on old district foe Farmersville in the Region round of the playoffs.  It’s Saturday night at Allen’s Eagle Stadium, kickoff at 7:30, listen to the live broadcast at or on air at Mix 96.1.

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter
7-0         9:00       PHS         Carson Rein 21 yard run(61 yards, 7 plays)

3rd Quarter
14-0     10:40       PHS         Myles Mitchusson 40 yard punt return
21-0       9:45       PHS         Hunter Watson 32 yard run(32 yards, 1 play)
21-6       5:55      WHS         Max Kutch 7 yard pass from Heath Hood(75 yards, 12 plays)
28-6       2:00       PHS         Hunter Watson 18 yard run(49 yards, 9 plays)
35-6         :13       PHS         Hunter Watson 20 yard run(36 yards, 4 plays)

Team Stats
.              PHS       WHS
rush         260         104
pass         158         213
total         418         317
to’s             3             2

Pottsboro passing
Hunter Watson 10-18-0(158)

Pottsboro rushing
Hunter Watson  25-129 3 td, Carson Rein 16-88 td, Will Cates 5-28, Ryan Roberts 2-15

Pottsboro receiving
Matthew Poe 4-69, Myles Mitchusson 3-59, Ty Bates 2-23, Jack Arnold 1-7

White Oak passing
Heath Hood 23-44-2(213) td

White Oak rushing
Conner Hearron 15-79, Heath Hood 8-23

White Oak receiving
Max Kutch 7-74 td, Kason Kinzle 3-25

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