Big Third Quarter Propels Coyotes Over Warriors, 53-24
September 21, 2023
Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph
POTTER--Potter-Dix's Coyote football team faced a game Sioux County Warriors team Friday night at Combs Field, and after falling behind at the halftime break, the Coyotes exploded for 31 points in the third quarter to end any hopes of the Warriors coming away from Potter with a win.
The Warriors started with the ball, but Potter-Dix was able to shut them down and start a drive of their own. A rushing touchdown was followed by a missed extra point attempt, and the Coyotes led 6-to-0. Sioux County fired right back, however, and scored a rushing touchdown of their own. They also missed the extra point attempt, and the teams were tied at 6-to-6. The first quarter ended, and Potter-Dix drove once again and ran the ball in for a touchdown, but this time their extra point attempt was good, and they opened a 14-to-6 lead. Again Sioux County followed up with a touchdown drive of their own, but was unable to convert the extra point attempt, and trailed 14-to-12. Sioux County was able to drive again in the final seconds of the first half, and completed a pass for a touchdown. They missed the extra point, but took a 18-to-14 lead into the halftime break.
The lead was short lived, and quickly forgotten over the course of the third quarter as the Coyotes routed the Warrior defense, scoring five times and putting up 31 points in the quarter, while shutting out the Sioux County offense. Sioux County could only muster one more score, late in the fourth quarter when the game was far out of reach, and the Coyotes moved to 4-and-0 on the year with the 53-to-24 victory. Potter-Dix senior quarterback Brayden Kasten completed 9 out of 12 passes for a total of 189 yards, and rushed 13 times for 118 yards and four touchdowns. Senior Jaxen Buettenback completed 2 of 2 passes for 20 yards and a touchdown, and he rushed 6 times for 16 yards and 2 touchdowns. Potter-Dix travels to Harrisburg on Friday to take on the winless Banner County Wildcats.