(PERRYVILLE) The Potosi Trojans held down the Perryville Pirates en route to a 17-14 victory in the Class 3 District 1 Quarterfinal game on J98. The game began with the Potosi Trojans striking from long range on an Ethan Brown touchdown run.

Late in a first half where the Pirates offense would struggle to string together a drive, the defense would come up with their first touchdown after a punt pinned the Trojans deep in their own territory.

7-7 the score would sit the score at the break, in the second half the Trojans Zach Haynes would split the uprights to regain the Trojans lead by a margain of 10-7. Late in the final frame the Trojans would turn to senior running back Ethan Brown and Brown showed the Trojans what he can do.

The Perryville Pirates would get a late score but would fail to recover the onside kick and the Trojans kneeled out the clock to seal the 17-14 win. After the game head coach of the Trojans Ed Haar praised his team’s blocking up front.

Head coach of the Pirates Blane Boss recaps the 2018 season.

The Pirates fall to 4-6 and the Trojans jump to an even 5-5 and will play #1 Kennett on the road in the district semifinal round.