Poteet moves closer to district title

Aggies move to 4-0 in district with 36-14 win over Cotulla


Ernest Davila ran for 241 yards against Cotulla last Friday night. Davila is 286 yards away from 2,000 yards for the second season in a row. CADE ANDREWS| PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Ernest Davila ran for 241 yards against Cotulla last Friday night. Davila is 286 yards away from 2,000 yards for the second season in a row. CADE ANDREWS| PLEASANTON EXPRESS

For the third consecutive season, Poteet has clinched their spot in the playoffs.

Following a 36-14 victory over Cotulla Friday night, the Aggies improved to 4-0 in district and 7-1 on the season.

Despite being tied at the end of the first quarter, Poteet found some rhythm to go up 28-7 at the half. Continuing his strong season, Senior Ernest Davila ran the ball 20 times for 241 yards and three touchdowns. The running back is just 286 yards away from surpassing 2,000 yards in back-to-back seasons. Senior Martin Ibarra caught four passes for 102 yards and a touchdown. Head Coach Darby House credited Cotulla for the way they started the game.

“They had a good game plan,” House said. “They ran right at us, they took advantage of us just mentally not quite being all the way there. But I thought our kids responded well. We made some mistakes early, but we corrected it, got a groove and never gave it back up.”

Once again, the Aggies defense covered all parts of the field. Cotulla only found the endzone during the first and fourth quarter. In total, 15 different players finished the game with a tackle. Senior Joe Davila led the team with nine solo tackles, including three for a loss. Seniors Julian Moya and Diego Garza finished with six solo tackles apiece.

Though they have their postseason spot locked in, Poteet has their sights set on winning the district title.

“Our goal is to make the playoffs,” House said. “But we have bigger goals in mind. Our biggest goal is to win the district and that’s what we’re hoping to do.”

With two games left in the regular season, the Aggies are closing in on their goal. However, this Friday they’ll meet a 6-1 Marion team. Marion’s only loss this season came to Jourdanton on Oct. 1. Poteet beat Marion 29-22 last season.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

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