Warriors scalp Hillbillies at Man, 13-7
The Warriors defeated Man 13-7 Friday evening, bringing their season record to 6-3. The threatening Warrior offense fought for every inch against the Hillbilly defenders, employing effective rushing and short pass completions.
The Warrior defense held strong and stubbornly prevented almost every offensive maneuver from Man. Throughout the game they delivered thumping tackles and maintained constant quarterback pressure and pass coverage.
The first half of the game Pocahontas County was scoreless despite impressive command of the football.
In the second quarter Man managed to score their only touchdown of the game on a deep pass, followed by a successful extra point.
After halftime the Warrior offense applied more pressure on the hapless Hillbilly defense. Warrior running back Kyler Doss heated things up when he rushed for more than 30 yards on a carry through Man defenders. The Warriors doggedly pushed the football upfield and got their first touchdown when Doss fought past the Man goal line. Pocahontas County was successful on its extra point attempt.
The determined Pocahontas County defense aggressively forced a Hillbilly fumble and Warrior linebacker Brandon Gloshen skillfully recovered the football.
The Warrior offense took advantage of the situation and quarterback Skylar Knisely connected with wide receiver Matthew Arbogast for a 17-yard completion. Pocahontas County continued to pressure Man and scored again when Doss bounded into the end zone. The Warriors weren't able to make good on their second extra point attempt.
The Warriors are scheduled to play their last game of the regular season here at home at 7:30 Friday night against Webster County. The seniors will be honored at halftime.
The forecast calls for rain with temperatures in the low 40s.