Pottsboro Defeats North Lamar 14-11

“We Will Win” means sometimes you have to find a way to win even when you aren’t playing your best.  That’s exactly what happened on Friday in Paris.  The Cardinals struggled getting their offense going, they turned the ball over at the wrong times but somehow they still managed to find a way to win.

Pottsboro trailed 3-0 at halftime and only had 3 first downs and 45 yards of offense.  In the third quarter North Lamar made a critical mistake, they snapped the ball over punter Travis Coston’s head and he was tackled at the 21.  Three plays later Hunter Watson back-pedaled his way into to the end zone to give the Cardinals their first lead of the game.

In the 4th quarter freshman Braden Plyler broke lose for a 32 yard TD run to make the score 14-3 with only 4 minutes remaining.  Pottsboro was able to stop the Panthers on 4th down near midfield to wrap up the victory.  Credit the defense for coming up with big stops when they were needed, credit the offense for being opportunistic, credit the coaching staff for getting the players ready.  It was definitely a team victory and one the Cardinals might not have deserved to win but that’s what good teams do “Win”.  3

The Cardinals are now 3-1 and will host the Aubrey Chaparrals in the battle of the birds Friday night.  It’s homecoming at Pottsboro, pregame at 7 pm kickoff at 7:30 on Mix 96.1.

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter
3-0         7:01      NLHS          Travis Coston 47 yard field goal(26 yards, 8 plays)

3rd Quarter
7-3         5:35       PHS            Hunter Watson 13 yard run(21 yards, 3 plays)

4th Quarter
14-3       4:08       PHS            Braden Plyler 32 yard run(61 yards, 4 plays)
14-11     2:25      NLHS           Jay Walters 30 yard run(65 yards, 6 plays)

Team Stats
.               PHS      NLHS
rush          133         315
pass           63            4
total          196         319
to’s             2              1

Pottsboro passing
Hunter Watson 6-14-2(63)

Posttsboro rushing
Hunter Watson 13-78 td, Braden Plyler 8-41 td, Eric De La Cruz 3-14

Pottsboro receiving
Drew Edwards 2-46, Ross Hendrix 1-8, Eric De La Cruz 1-6, Braden Plyler 1-4

North Lamar passing
Jay Walters 1-7-0(4)

North Lamar rushing
Jay Walters 23-122 td, Jeremiah Guenther 13-89, Kobey Emeyabbi 14-65, Tyler Hill 7-32

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