The Poteet Aggies fell 26-24 to the Hondo Owls on Friday despite 503 yards of total offense and an early lead.
Poteet’s defense also held Hondo to just 314 yards.
Poteet took a 12-0 lead in the second quarter behind 76-yard and 11-yard touchdown runs by senior Eric Treviño, who moved from quarterback to running back. The first touchdown was set up by an early interception by sophomore Jose Guerra.
Treviño would finish the game with 269 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries. Treviño’s brother, sophomore Ernest Davila finished second on the team with 128 yards on eight carries.
Stepping in at quarterback for his first varsity game was freshman Alex Lockamy, who used to be a running back in junior high. He would go 7-of-11 passing for 71 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions.
“He made some freshmen errors, but Lockamy has been doing the little things right,” said House. “He has got a bright future.”
However, the Aggies started the second half a little rough. Trailing 13-12, Poteet saw Hondo’s lead grow to 20-12 on a 46-yard pass from Brandon Garcia to Trey Dickens, their second touchdown connection of the night.
Sophomore Ethan Acevedo would cut the deficit to 20-18 with a 4-yard touchdown run late in the third following a failed two-point conversion. But Hondo’s Aaron Sanchez Vidal would return the ensuing kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown, pushing the Owls’ lead back to eight points.
Treviño’s third score of the night came on a 66-yard burst. He would be stopped on the two-point try and the Aggies would fall two-points shy of tying the game.
“We are a great football team,” said House. “We just need to learn how to finish games.”
The Poteet Aggies (1-6, 0-2) will host the Crystal City Javelinas (4-3, 1-1) on Friday.