The Poteet Aggies lost to the Devine Warhorses 21-0 after allowing three touchdowns in the first quarter.
“Our problem is that we doubt if we can play with a team,” said head coach Darby House. “But it takes us a while to realize we are just as good or better.”
The Aggies had a rough 1st quarter after Devine’s Justin Contreras touchdown runs of 53 and 59 yards. Brady Hackebeil ran in the last Devine touchdown, firmly putting the Warhorses in the lead.
“They’re a good football team, we just beat ourselves,” House continued.
The Aggies defense started the second quarter strong. They made it hard for the Warhorses to gain any yardage. Sophomore Diego Garza tackled Hackebeil for no gain on a 4th-and-2 play. The Aggies ended the first half on a good note when junior Giovani Magirl intercepted a Devine pass with five seconds left in the half.
Sophomore Ernest Davila looked to give the Aggies life with a 79-yard run to Devine’s 8-yard line in the third quarter. However, the Warhorses held the Aggies at the 4-yard line.
Poteet senior Josh Hill recovered a fumble at the beginning of the fourth quarter, but it was short lived when Alex Lockamy was intercepted by the Warhorses.
“Offensively we did not do our job,” said House. “Defensively, we made mistakes by giving them three touchdowns in the 1st quarter, but we came back and shut them down.”
The focus quickly shifted to the district finale on Nov. 8, where everything is on the line for the Aggies.
“We’ve got to win this Friday to make the playoffs and that’s all we are thinking about,” said House.
Poteet (2-7, 1-3) welcomes Pearsall (2-7, 1-3) to Aggie territory on Friday. A win and a Carrizo Springs loss against Devine will put the Aggies into the playoffs.