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DILLEY WOLVES FOOTBALL
A week after claiming their first win of the season, Dilley’s Wolves were knocked down a peg following a 56-6 loss to #7 state ranked Poth last Friday in non-district play.
The Pirates scored twice in each quarter of play, racing to a 28-0 lead at the half and leading 42-0 after the third.
Despite the lopsided setback, DHS Athletic Director and Head Football Coach David Silva said his team remains focused on their season.
“The boys’ attitudes are great,” he said following the loss. “The Poth game was a mental obstacle, you could sense that, getting that game over with.
“Hats off to our defense and special teams, though, they continue to get better every week.”
The team continues to struggle offensively, a factor Silva says must improve if the team is to contend for a playoff spot.
“We have to get it going offensively,” he said. “If we are gonna make a run at a playoff spot, that has to improve.”
Jacob Lopez accounted for Dilley’s only score, coming in the fourth quarter as he broke off a 71-yard touchdown run.
Lopez led the team in rushing with 65 yards on four carries with a score.
Johnny Rodriguez took the bulk of the snaps at quarterback for Seth Cano and went two of seven passing for 42 yards and an interception.
Dilley finished with 120 yards of offense and four first downs while Poth rolled up 444 yards of offense and 20 first downs. The bulk of their offense came via the ground game as the Pirates controlled tempo and time of possession.
The Wolves also turned the ball over twice, fumbling once with one interception.
Dilley has a chance to turn things around this week as they take on the winless San Antonio West Campus Cougars.
“It’s important that we come out and dominate friday night,” Coach Silva said of this week’s contest. “No more excuses, we’ve got five Friday night games under our belt, we’ve played one of the best teams in the region, now we have to get consistent and more creative offensively in order to give ourselves a chance to win games.”
The Cougars, having just returned to the gridiron this season after the campus shut down for several years, have struggled this season in dropping to an 0-5 mark this year.
West Campus is surrendering 44 points per game this year and have scored 18 points all season, a welcome sight for a team struggling on offense and a defense looking to make plays.
Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.