Beleaguered Aggies fall short in Poth



Poteet’s Eric Treviño tries to evade a Natalia tackler on Sept. 27. SAM FOWLER | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Poteet’s Eric Treviño tries to evade a Natalia tackler on Sept. 27. SAM FOWLER | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

The Poteet Aggies fell 48-26 to the Poth Pirates on Friday despite posting high marks on offense.

Sophomore running back Ernest Davila finished the game with a season-high 355 yards and three rushing touchdowns on 32 carries. Senior quarterback Eric Treviño had 18 carries for 42 yards and a touchdown.

“Offensively we did our thing,” head coach Darby House said. “We had another 300-yard rushing game, but we just have to piece it together.”

Poth scored 20 unanswered points before Poteet scored on a 27-yard run from Treviño.

House said after the Aggies’ week five loss that they “needed to get out of their own way.” Following Friday’s loss, House didn’t feel they had done that despite committing just three penalties and two turnovers.

“Early on we had some key players out in defense and it showed because we were a bit timid,” House said. “But once we realized we could play with Poth, we played a lot better.”

The Aggies held their own despite several players missing the game to injury. House was happy to see the way they matured throughout the game.

“When you have the number of injured players go up you start to pull kids from JV who may not be ready. They step it up and give us everything they’ve got. It’s hard on the team , but that is no excuse,” House said.

With district around the corner, coach House says “we’ve got to do our stuff and there are no excuses.”

Poteet (1-4) will welcome Carrizo Springs (1-4) to Aggie Field for the start of District 14-4A DI and Poteet’s homecoming.

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