Pirates claim Area championship over Boling, head to Regional playoffs

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The Poth Pirates celebrate Nov. 18, after their 42-34 triumph over Boling to claim the Area championship. Poth will now face Taft for the Regional playoffs this Friday, Nov. 25, in Victoria. DAWN DYLLA/Contributor

The Poth Pirates celebrate Nov. 18, after their 42-34 triumph over Boling to claim the Area championship. Poth will now face Taft for the Regional playoffs this Friday, Nov. 25, in Victoria. DAWN DYLLA/Contributor

Playoff Round 3

The Poth Pirates (11-1) will take on the Taft Greyhounds (10-2) this Friday, Nov. 25. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. in Victoria.

The Pirates celebrate a fumble recovery by Aidan DeHoyos (1) Nov. 18, as Poth battled Boling in Yoakum for the Area title. DAWN DYLLA/Contributor

The Pirates celebrate a fumble recovery by Aidan DeHoyos (1) Nov. 18, as Poth battled Boling in Yoakum for the Area title. DAWN DYLLA/Contributor

With great blocking by his teammates, Poth’s Zane “The Bull” Raabe (2) powers through the Boling defense Nov. 18, on his way to his second of five touchdown runs of the night. Poth won, 42-34, and will face Taft this Friday in the next round of football playoffs. JAMES RICHTER/Contributor

With great blocking by his teammates, Poth’s Zane “The Bull” Raabe (2) powers through the Boling defense Nov. 18, on his way to his second of five touchdown runs of the night. Poth won, 42-34, and will face Taft this Friday in the next round of football playoffs. JAMES RICHTER/Contributor

Boling’s running back Ryan O’Neal (22) fumbles the ball, with Pirates Colin Ramzinski (28) and Bryce Burke (8) hot on his heels. Ramzinski tipped the pass and Burke, in the game-winning move, intercepted the ball. The Pirates ran out the remaining time on the clock to claim the Area title. JAMES RICHTER/Contributor

Boling’s running back Ryan O’Neal (22) fumbles the ball, with Pirates Colin Ramzinski (28) and Bryce Burke (8) hot on his heels. Ramzinski tipped the pass and Burke, in the game-winning move, intercepted the ball. The Pirates ran out the remaining time on the clock to claim the Area title. JAMES RICHTER/Contributor

Pirate Seth Drzymala (9) dances through a clear space Nov. 18, helping Poth to a playoff victory over Boling in Yoakum. RUSSELL DICKERSON/Contributor

Pirate Seth Drzymala (9) dances through a clear space Nov. 18, helping Poth to a playoff victory over Boling in Yoakum. RUSSELL DICKERSON/Contributor

Pirate Matthew Bunn (10) keeps an eye on Boling defenders as teammate Gabriel Silansky (3) sprints for yardage against the Bulldogs. Poth claimed the victory and the Area championship, and will battle Taft this Friday in Victoria for the Regional title. RUSSELL DICKERSON/Contributor

Pirate Matthew Bunn (10) keeps an eye on Boling defenders as teammate Gabriel Silansky (3) sprints for yardage against the Bulldogs. Poth claimed the victory and the Area championship, and will battle Taft this Friday in Victoria for the Regional title. RUSSELL DICKERSON/Contributor