Poteet wins first district title in 16 years



Ernest Davila, shown here in the home finale against Marion, ran for 364 yards on 31 carries and scored four touchdowns in the win at Randolph last Friday night. J GARCIA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Ernest Davila, shown here in the home finale against Marion, ran for 364 yards on 31 carries and scored four touchdowns in the win at Randolph last Friday night. J GARCIA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Last Friday night the Poteet Aggies traveled to Randolph High School to play against the Ro-Hawks for the last regular game in district. Randolph started with the ball first but went 3-and-out as the Aggies offense got ready to march on the field. On the very first play, running back Ernest Davila found a seam and attacked leaving the Ro-Hawks defense in the dust as he goes 75 yards for the touchdown. On the PAT attempt, the Ro-Hawks picked the ball off and returned it for 2 points, showing this wasn’t going to be an easy game for the Aggies. Randolph scored two more times to end the first quarter with a 16-6 lead over Poteet.

Second quarter began with the Aggies looking to bounce back. QB for the Aggies Alexander Lockamy found his man open for a 25 yard touchdown pass to cut the Randolph lead to 16-12-16. Randolph put together another successful drive that results in another score, but the Aggies respond quickly in high fashion. Joe Davila for the Aggies caught a pass and trucked his way into the endzone to tack on another to Poteet’s score before the half, 20- 23 Randolph still leading.

 

 

The beginning of the third quarter saw a lot of fight from both sides as neither could seem to advance the ball. But after a couple series, the Aggies found their groove and Ernest Davila was able to run up the middle and capture the Aggies first lead in the game, 26-23, at the end of the third. Start of the fourth quarter saw an Aggies defense giving Randolph no shot of ever getting back into the endzone. With multiple stops, Randolph remained scoreless through the fourth quarter, but that couldn’t be said about the Aggies. Ernest Davila bounce outside and runs up the field for a 20 yard touchdown. Not even four minutes later, Davila ran it up again for the Aggies scoring on a 60 yard run to officially put Randolph out of reach for any potential comeback, resulting in the Aggies winning 40-23 and securing the district title which Poteet hasn’t won since 2005.

 

 

“It’s this senior group”, Head Coach Darby House said when asked about what motivated them throughout the season upon winning the district title. “They were busting their butts as soon as we got here and our kids are here to play football and I’m just so proud of them and it’s all on them, they’re such a great group”.

Ernest Davila had a monster performance for the Aggies racking up 364 rushing yards with one touchdown for the night.

“It’s unbelievable. You know all the practices, all the hard work led us here and that’s why we won the district trophy,” Davila said. “We’re gonna keep going and keep working hard until we reach state.”

Martin Ibarra had six receptions for 110 yards with one touchdown for the Aggies. Lockamy threw for 164 yards and two touchdowns. Poteet will play against Luling this Thursday at Heroes Stadium in San Antonio for the first round of playoffs. Kickoff will be at 7 pm and the Aggies will be the home team.

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