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Pirates blank Dilley

Pirates blank Dilley
Sophomore running back Rhett Kelley throws out a stiff arm during the Poth Pirates’ 35-0 win over Dilley.

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Lance Malcher
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November 6, 2013
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POTH -- The Poth Pirates took control of District 15-2A DII late in the season with a convincing victory over the Dilley Wolves last Friday night, 35-0.

Each team came into the contest with a 5-0 record in district play looking to solidify first place. An undefeated record in district play was at stake and Head Coach Andrew King’s Pirates were ready to take the lead.

With 5:57 left in the first quarter, Pirate junior quarterback Thomas Krawietz made the first dominant statement of the night with a 44-yard touchdown run. Senior Dylan Sefcik added the point-after kick, and the Pirates took an early 7-0 lead.

The Pirate lead would only increase throughout the first half, as the Pirates’ stifling defense kept the typically potent Dilley offense in check. Jerrek Hosek, Kyle Jiral, and outstanding junior linebacker Marcos Guevara refused to let the Wolves gain any momentum. The Wolves’ running game was hammered constantly, and relentless pressure was put on Dilley senior quarterback Leo Garcia. With no time to look for the heavily covered receivers, Hosek, Guevara, and company sacked him twice and forced one interception by Guevara.

On the offense side of the ball, the Pirate line continued to open gaping holes, which led to three more scoring runs from Krawietz. In total, the Poth quarterback racked up 217 yards on 18 carries to go along with his four touchdowns on the night. Junior Koby Pruski added a 4-yard touchdown run with nine seconds left in the second quarter to give the Pirates a 28-0 lead going into halftime.

Poth went on to score again in the second half, giving the Pirates a 35-0 victory. Poth’s district record now stands at 6-0, giving the Pirates a commanding lead in District 15-2A DII play.

This week, the Pirates will travel to Nixon to take on the very formidable Nixon-Smiley Mustangs, who are 6-3 overall and 4-2 in district play. From there the playoff field will be set, and the Pirates will begin the second season of Texas high school football as the drive for a state championship begins.

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