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COTULLA COWBOYS FOOTBALL
Cotulla had just about everything go wrong in each facet of the game and were in a hole before they could get going in dropping a 42-14 decision to Poteet last Friday, October 14 at Aggie Stadium.
The Aggies blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown; had an interception return for a score and had a quarterback strip sack for a third score.
Each time Cotulla seemed to gain momentum, Poteet scored on a big play to turn things around.
“We had some crucial kids out Friday, but the bottom line is that I have to do a better job of getting the kids that play ready to play,” CHS Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Marcus Booker said. “The good thing is that we still control our own destiny, we just need to win a game.
“We should get some kids back this week, but we need to tackle better and execute our plays better and not beat ourselves with a blocked punt, interception for a touchdown and a fumble lost for a touchdown. We just need to eliminate mistakes and play harder, which I know we will this Friday. It was just a bad week for all the Cowboys fans.”
Cotulla played well on offense and matched the Aggies offensive totals. The Cowboys outgained the Aggies 314 total yards to 312. Both finished with 15 first downs. Poteet did its damage through the air with 210 passing yards and 102 rushing yards while the Cowboys ran for 283 yards and passed for 31 yards. Turnovers were the difference as Cotulla coughed up the ball three times, fumbling once and throwing two interceptions. Two of the three turnovers led to defensive scores.
Poteet jumped out to a 7-0 lead on the punt block score. Cotulla tied things up in the second but Poteet answered with a 16-yard score. Cotulla was then intercepted as the pass from Alex Medina was tipped into the air at the line scrimmage and returned for a touchdown as Poteet extended the lead to 21-7. Cotulla pulled within 21-14 in the third and was driving and had the ball at the Poteet 12-yard line when Medina was hit and fumbled and the Aggies returned it 70 yards for a touchdown. Instead of pulling even, the Cowboys now trailed 28-14. Poteet would pull away after that, scoring two more times to achieve the final margin.
The Cowboys were without versatile starting quarterback Joseph Salazar for a second straight week after the senior went down in the win over Crystal City last week.
Cotulla will host Lytle this week for Homecoming festivities. The Pirates are 1-6 this season and have lost four games in a row since a 42-0 victory over winless San Antonio West Campus. Lytle is coming off a 35-13 loss to Hondo last week.