Davila, Aggies rout Cole


Ernest Davila (12) works to shed a pair of Cole defenders during Poteet’s 56-13 win on Friday night. Davila had four touchdowns. GABE ROMERO | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Poteet running back Ernest Davila’s four rushing touchdowns in the first quarter of Friday’s game against Cole put the Aggies in cruise control.

The Poteet Aggies won their district game against the Cole Cougars, 56-13, while amassing 694 total yards of offense.

“We just keep working harder than everyone else,” Davila said.

Davila had 218 yards rushing and four touchdowns against the Cougars.

He credited his offensive line for giving him the room to make it up field.

“I couldn’t be any more proud of them than I am tonight,” Davila said.

After the win, the Aggies (5-2, 2-1) moved into second place in District 14-3A DI

“We’ve been going in hard and we’re not gonna stop. We’re gonna continue to work hard,” Davila said. “I believe in us and our team.”

The defense held Cole to 13 points and forced eight punts.

Joey Davlia was a force for the Poteet defense. He had four tackles, one pass defense and two sacks for the Aggies.

“Every week, we put in the work for it and we’re gonna go out next week and get another dub,” Joey Davila said.

He said as long as the team is communicating with each other on defense they will be able to disrupt offenses.

“I appreciate my team. I’m gonna work hard for him, they’re gonna work hard for us and work hard for each other,” he continued.

He added a 30-yard catch on offense in the third quarter of the game.

He said the team battles for each other.

“We’ve been together for a long, long time and we are just brothers on and off the field,” Davila said.

Noel Pena had the team’s only interception of the night.

Davila said his eyes are now set on Marion.

Head Coach Darby House said the game plan was to execute on offense and control the line of scrimmage.

“Our kids executed everything we asked him to do and that’s all you can ask,” House said.

The running game for Poteet didn’t miss a step when Davlia came out for the second half. 

Rafael Garza had 137 yards and two touchdowns.  

House said for the offensive line to keep rolling when Garza came into the game was great.

Last year, when Poteet played Cole they snapped an 11-game losing streak with a 40-20 win. Friday night was exactly what Poteet wanted to do..

“The fact that we came out and dominated the whole game is what we expected to do and what we wanted to do,” House said.

Though the running game is the heart of the Poteet offense, House was impressed by the way the offense moved the ball through the air.

Alex Lockamy found receiver Darrin Garcia for a 37-yard touchdown. Garcia had 65 yards and one touchdown. Lockamy finished 7-of-11 passing for 235 yards and one touchdown 

“We’re able to throw the ball, as well. I was very happy,” House said.

The Aggies will now have a quick turnaround thanks to the creative scheduling in 14-3A DI as a response to the coronavirus. Games will now be played every five days, rather than just on Fridays 

Poteet travels to Marion (4-3, 2-1) on Thursday night for sole possession of second place with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m.

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