Ground game helps Poteet snap 11-game losing streakFree Access

Poteet’s Eric Treviño scores a touchdown against San Antonio Cole. AIDAN DENSON | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

For the first time since November 2017, the Poteet Aggies are in the win column after a 40-20 win over San Antonio Cole highlighted by a dominant rushing attack and 479 yards of total offense on Friday night.

“I thought we had some ups and some downs. We had a lot more ups,” head coach Darby House said. “We battled through a couple of key injuries. It feels great and I’m excited about the win.”

The Aggies leaned on their potent rushing attack to the tune of 386 yards rushing in their home opener. Sophomore Ernest Davila led the way for the Aggies with 158 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries.

Senior quarterback Eric Treviño was also dominant on the ground with 13 carries for 153 yards and two touchdowns. He would also finish the day an efficient 8-of-10 passing for 93 yards and a touchdown.

“Nobody hung their heads. Everybody fought through the end,” Treviño said. “There was a lot of confidence and a lot of motivation because we kept scoring and driving the ball down. We just did our job.”

Josh Hill caught 56 of those passing yards and the lone passing touchdown on two receptions.

Tristin Ruiz had three catches for 22 yards. Davila and Ethan Acevedo each had one reception out of the backfield.

House felt the biggest influence in the game was their sizable offensive line clearing the way for Davila, Treviño and co.

“At one time, they had eight, nine in the box and we were still running the ball,” House said. “So, we’re just here to run behind those big uglies.”

Poteet (1-1) will travel to Austin next week to face Brentwood Christian.

Aidan Denson contributed to this article.

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