Aggies rout Carrizo Springs



Monumen Eltigani (8) tries to escape the grasp of Pleasanton’s Carlos Garcia (7) during Poteet’s 16-3 win over Pleasanton on Sept. 4. J GARCIA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Monumen Eltigani (8) tries to escape the grasp of Pleasanton’s Carlos Garcia (7) during Poteet’s 16-3 win over Pleasanton on Sept. 4. J GARCIA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

The Poteet Aggies scored early and often to move to 3-0 for the first time since 2005.

The Aggies (3-0) drubbed Carrizo Springs 42-7 on Friday, Sept. 11, behind another stellar team performance to match. Poteet outgained Carrizo Springs in total yards 377 to 299.

Head Coach Darby House says their unblemished start is the product of nearly three years of work from when he took over in 2018.

“I mean, our kids are playing their butts off,” House said. “They’re a great group of kids. They’ve been playing for two years. It’s our third year together. They understand what we want. They understand what we expect from them. We’re going to demand perfection, we’re going to demand they do everything right. And they’ve bought into that.”

The Aggies finally felt they had the right balance between their explosive run game and their budding aerial attack. They posted 233 yards on the ground and another 144 through the air.

Junior running back Ernest Davila had 171 yards rushing and two touchdowns on six carries. Both of those touchdowns came in the first quarter to help Poteet to a 21-0 lead.

 

 

Sophomore QB Alex Lockamy was incredibly efficient through the air, going 5-of-7 for 144 yards and three touchdowns. Lockamy found Martin Ibarra four times for 125 yards and three touchdowns.

“Well, you know our forte is we’re gonna run the football and that’s our thing,” House said. “But right now, we’re able to throw it. So when teams want to man up, now they’re gonna have to go cover Martin, they’re gonna have to cover Darrin [Garcia], they’re gonna cover Diego [Puente]. They’re going to cover all our kids now because Alex does a great job of distributing the ball.”

Stout defensive play sealed the game for the Aggies, who created five turnovers on Friday night.

House couldn’t be happier to see his defense start out like that this season. They’ve allowed an average of 3.3 points in their first three games and their last two opponents have managed just 204.5 yards of offense in the last two outings.

“You know, I think they’re doing a great job,” House praised. “I think coach [Rudy] Valerio, our [Defensive Coordinator], is doing an awesome job with them. He’s been here with me from the start and he’s doing some great things on that side of the ball.”

Next the Aggies travel towards the coast to face Sinton (0-3), who House says has a deceptive record. He added the Aggies need to be ready for their toughest test yet.

“I mean, they’re 0-3, but they’re playing Corpus Christi Miller, who was in the regional semifinals last year in 5A Division II and is the No. 5 team in the state, and just playing lights out and they were down seven [points] at half,” House said. “They’re playing big competitions. They played Beeville, they played Orange Grove in a shootout.”

Kickoff on Friday is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Sinton.

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