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Pirates remain unbeaten
Poth defenders swarm a Karnes City ball carrier, resulting in a safety and 2 points for the Pirates. Poth picked up the win to remain perfect in district play.
Wilson County NewsOctober 30, 2013 2,583 views 3 comments
Karnes City 13
KARNES CITY -- For the second time in as many weeks, the Poth football team had to deal with a big district rival. The Pirates pulled out a narrow win against Stockdale on Nov. 18, but made things look a little easier this past Friday with a 31-13 victory over Karnes City.
The teams were scoreless throughout the first quarter of play, but the Pirates got rolling early in the second quarter and scored first on a 1-yard run by Koby Pruski. Dylan Sefcik added the extra point to make it a 7-0 lead for Poth.
After a bit of back and forth, the Pirates had the Badgers pinned deep in their own territory in the closing minute of the half. Things went badly for the Badgers, and the Poth defense swarmed in for a safety and 2 points. At the break, the Pirates led 9-0.
When the teams returned to the field, the Badgers wasted very little time, taking less than a minute to score on a 14-yard run. A good extra point made it 9-7, and the Pirate offense went back to work. With seven minutes remaining in the third, Poth quarterback Thomas Krawietz scored from 5 yards out. The point-after attempt was no good, but the lead was intact at 15-7.
After holding the Badger offense at bay, the Pirate offense took over and went back to work. Poth drove down to the Karnes City 4-yard line, and then gave the ball to Pruski to punch in from there. Krawietz ran in the 2-point conversion, and the lead was 23-7 with 2:33 to play in the third.
The Badgers cut the lead early in the fourth quarter on an 8-yard touchdown run. The 2-point conversion was no good, though, and the score stood at 23-13. Poth put together one final scoring drive in the closing minutes of the fourth, as Krawietz ran in his second touchdown of the night from 3 yards out. He then ran in the 2-point conversion, and the score stood at 31-13, a mark that would prove final.
Krawietz accounted for much of the Pirate offense, running the ball 22 times for 179 yards. He also completed three passes for another 41. Pruski added to the effort with three carries for 65 yards and two touchdowns. Sean Clancy ran five times for 34 yards, Rhett Kelley had four carries for 12 yards, and Dylan Sefcik ran once for 4 more. Jerrek Hosek had one catch for 17 yards, Pruski caught a pass for 13 yards, and Clancy caught one that was good for 11.
The Poth defense played a great game, too, holding the Badgers to 226 total yards. The Pirate defense forced a safety, intercepted a Badger pass, and recovered two Karnes City fumbles.
The win puts the Pirates at 6-2 on the year, and 5-0 in District 15-2A DII play.
Poth will have its hands full this Friday, Nov. 1, as the Dilley Wolves visit Jack Lane Stadium. Dilley is also 6-2 with a perfect 5-0 district record. The winner of the game will take sole ownership of the district’s top spot with just one game remaining. The loser will fall to second place, but will maintain a one-game lead over Nixon-Smiley, Stockdale, and Karnes City, who share a three-way tie for third place with district records of 3-2.
Kickoff between Poth and Dilley is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
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