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DILLEY WOLVES FOOTBALL
State-ranked Poth overcomes slow first half to rout Dilley 62-0.
Dilley had its opportunities to make things interesting against third-ranked Poth last Friday but could not capitalize on the Pirates ‘off night’ in a 62-0 loss in district play.
Poth turned the ball over and Dilley’s defense made several stops in the first half as they trailed only 21-0 at intermission.
The Pirates entered the game averaging over 60 points a contest and Dilley seemed well on its way to holding them below that average. Unfortunately, the offense couldn’t generate enough big plays to turn the momentum.
“We were close going into halftime trailing only 21-0,” DHS Head Coach and Athletic Director Lamar Rodriguez said. “A series of miscues allowed the Pirates to eventually open up the score.”
Poth looked to be getting off to a quick start with three touchdowns in the first quarter but Dilley pitched a shutout in the second.
The Pirates had a pair of touchdown passes in the first and a 10-yard run for a 21-0 lead. They could not maintain drives in the second as the Wolves played tough defense and forced turnovers.
Three scores to open the third put the contest quickly out of reach as the Pirates immediately took command in the second half.
Poth drove the length of the field for a 10-yard scoring pass to make it 28-0 with 10:24 to play in the third. Less then three minutes later it was 35-0 following a 40-yard touchdown pass. Less than a minute later it became 42-0 when the Pirates picked off a Cristian Aranda pass and took it 35 yards for a touchdown.
Poth added a two more scores in the fourth to take a 56-0 lead going into the fourth.
Aranda passed for 122 yards on nine of 31 passing with a pair of interceptions.
Jacent Cantu led all receivers with 4 catches for 38 yards. Carlos Gonzales also added 47 receiving yards on three receptions. Tony Silva finished with 55 yards rushing on six carries.
“Defensively, Gabriel Tijerina played an outstanding game on the defensive line and promising freshman linebacker Roman Martel made some impressive hits,” Coach Rodriguez said.
Dilley will hit the road for its third district outing of the year against Karnes City this Friday. The Badgers are 0-4 this season and are coming off a 31-20 loss to the Odem Owls.
The game will mark the final one of the first half of the Wolves’ district schedule. The team has a pair of bye weeks scheduled on October 2 and October 9. The team will return to action against Stockdale on October 16 for Parents Night.