(Potosi) In a game either team could’ve come out the winner, it was Potosi who advances in the Class 3 District 1 tournament after a 21-7 win over Fredericktown Friday night on J-98. Defense was the name of the game for the first 12 minutes but Potosi broke things open halfway through the second quarter.
The Blackcats defense was not frayed , coming up with a turnover late in the first half.
Potosi struggled passing the ball all game. Trojans quarterback Blake Coleman completed just six of 24 passes Friday night. Potosi opened up the second half running the ball.
Potosi’s defense stayed strong when they were on the field, recording over 15 tackles for loss on the night. Their secondary wasn’t bad either.
At the start of the fourth quarter, Trojans’ senior Blake Missey fumbled the ball and Fredericktown recovered in Potosi territory. Trailing by 14, Blackcats quarterback Carter Cheaney ran the next play to inside the five-yard line. That setup a Garrett Marler touchdown.
After the kickoff, Potosi took their drive into the redzone but fumbled the ball again and Fredericktown came up with it. What happened next would settle the game.
Missey was named our Applebee’s of Farmington Player of the game with three touchdowns on over 100 yards rushing. Trojans head coach Dylan Wyrick talks about the second half shift to the run.
Up next for the 5-5 Trojans is a date with the number-seven ranked team in the state in Class 3, Park Hills. Seniors Tucker Juliette and Wyatt Knapp tell us how they’ll approach the game next Friday.
Fredericktown finishes their season with three wins and seven losses.
Potosi Head Coach Dylan Wyrick:
Potosi Seniors Wyatt Knapp & Tucker Juliette:
Fredericktown Head Coach Jake Whitener:
Full Game Broadcast On J98: