The Pleasanton Eagles could not stop the Devine Warhorses from stampeding up and down the field.
On Friday, Pleasanton fell 30-7 on the road to Devine.
“We got to sustain drives. I mean we had some drop passes here and there. We pushed it to third and short, fourth and short and we just got to convert,” said Pleasanton Head Coach Stephen Liska.
Liska said the Warhorses used a lot of misdirection in the run game, which caught the Eagles off guard.
A majority of dropped passes saw the receiver trying to make a move before they secured the ball.
“We will go back to practice and go from there,” Liska said. “We’ve got to get better. We didn’t tackle well in the first half, but we played hard.”
Liska said the team has to stay the course and continue to move to ball offensively and score points.
The Warhorses ran most of the first half of the ground, they scored in the second quarter on a 27-yard touchdown pass.
Devine worked the ground game to open up the passing game and they got two scores through the air.
At the end of the first half, Devine was up 14-0.
Quarterback Sean Ramos said the team caught a glimpse of what they can be in the second half after sputtering in the first half.
“Overall, I think we stepped it up a little more. We saw what we can be as a team,” Ramos said. “Whenever we are together, we know what we can do.”
Ramos had 115 yards passing and 63 yards on the ground with the team’s lone touchdown.
He said the brotherhood the team has is going to get the team through hard times.
“Once we find each other, we’ll be rolling,” Ramos said.
Ramos said the team needs to work harder at practice, getting the ball and getting into the end zone.
“We aren’t letting these games define us right now, we are working for district,” Ramos said.
Receivers were not helping the offense get first downs, Ramos completed 10 of 26 passes.
Ramos said the receivers and him have been practicing extra after practice.
“It showed a little tonight and we just need to continue that track and I think we will be fine.
Lineman Diego Anguiano said the team just couldn’t get it going against Devine.
“We have to come back to practice Monday, keep on going, keep on working no matter what,” Anguiano said.
He said the team has the talent to win and they just have to keep working hard.
In the third quarter, Pleasanton scored its only touchdown on a big 49-yard run.
Devine added two more touchdowns in the game to put the game on ice for the Warhorses.
Cole Wiechring said the team needs to come together to get back on the winning track.
“Honestly, We’re kind of drawn apart tonight, we just need to play our game,” Wiechring said. “We’re not playing our game, we’re worried about other things right now and we just need to start focusing more.”
Pleasanton will try and get back on the winning track next Friday against Corpus Christi King for Homecoming.