(Fredericktown) The Potosi Trojans football team came away with a victory in round two against the Fredericktown Blackcats by a final score of 34-18 tonight on the MyMoInfo SportStream.
Both teams traded interceptions on their first drives of the game, then Potosi was able to strike on their second possession as big man Amondre McCaul powered his way into the end zone.
PAT was good to make it 7-0 early.
Fredericktown fumbled on their ensuing possession and it did not take long for Potosi to capitalize.
A huge strike from Andrew Coleman to Gavin Portell put the Trojans deep in Blackcats territory and then McCaul found his way to paydirt again.
The point after was good as the Trojans extended the lead to 14-0.
Fredericktown drove down the field on their next drive but failed on a fourth down and goal to give Potosi the ball back up two scores.
However, the Blackcats would not go down without a fight on homecoming.
A sack on fourth down of Coleman forced a turnover on downs, and a few players later, the spark plug Malachi Kyle shook the whole defense for a 36-yard touchdown run.
A failed two-point try kept the score at 14-6 in the first half.
Potosi then drove down the field and failed on a fourth and goal to give Fredericktown a chance to close the gap, and that’s exactly what they did.
The Blackcats marched 90 yards down the field and trimmed the lead to two just before the break on an Evan Burrows to Carter Cheaney connection.
Another missed two-point try kept it at 14-12 at halftime.
Both teams traded possessions coming out of the break, and then Coleman found Portell on another deep connection – this time for six.
Potosi missed a two-point attempt so the score stood at 20-12.
Fredericktown was able to keep it interesting late as Burrows found Cohlbe Dunnahoo over the top at the start of the fourth quarter.
The Blackcats missed another two-point conversion that would have tied the game so the score stood at 20-18.
That was all the scoring for Fredericktown as Potosi was able to pull away late.
Brayden Isgriggs took two straight carries for 60 yards and a touchdown which made it 27-18.
Finally, it was the Applebee’s of Farmington Player of the Game – Wade Mercille – who put the game out of reach.
That score made it 34-18 and that’s where it stood the rest of the way.
Mercille finished with 140 yards on 23 carries and a touchdown and added one reception for six yards.
Potosi head coach Dylan Wyrick says he was pleased that his team played better in the second half and he gives the Blackcats a lot of credit for their effort.
The win improves Potosi to 5-3 and they look to finish off the regular season with a win next week when they head out on the road to take on the DeSoto Dragons.
Fredericktown falls to 1-5 and they will travel to East Prairie next week to battle the Eagles.
Full Game Audio: Potosi 34 @ Fredericktown 18:
Potosi Postgame – Dylan Wyrick:
Fredericktown Postgame – Chuck Ford: