INSTANT REACTION: Pottsboro Wins Thriller Over Brock
FRISCO - Wow. Just wow. What an ending experienced at the Ford Center as Pottsboro stormed back from an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter to win 36-35 and punch its first-ever ticket to the State Finals.
This was the play that sealed the win for Pottsboro (15-0)
This is the play that sends Pottsboro to its first ever State Championship #TexomaNation@BrendanAgans@txredzonereport@txhsfb#txhsfb@pottsboroisd@PottsboroF@JasonDellaRosa@ProfessorDiggs@Gosset41pic.twitter.com/aYhFt6Rv3o
— Derek Ray Johnson (@derekraydj) December 13, 2019
Facing third and 12, Brock went with the double pass and somehow Pottsboro defensive back Tyler Farris ended up with the ball in his hands.
It was the only turnover in the game for either side in a very briskly-played game with just a handful of penalties and only two other possessions that did not end in scores (outside of kneel down possessions to end each half).
Pottsboro leaned on quarterback Braden Plyler, who rushed the ball 30 times for 101 yards and a score and threw for 216 yards on just 10 completions and another score.
Brock (12-3) was led running back Cash Jones, who seemingly found little resistance on the ground to the tune of 265 yards on 36 carries and five rushing scores.
Pottsboro and Brock scored on each of their first two possessions, but a Pottsboro punt on its third allowed Brock to score again and take a 21-17 lead into the half following late second quarter field goal by Pottsboro's Jacob MacDonald.
Brock opened the third with a touchdown, which was responded in one play by Pottsboro.
Brock scored again and led 35-24 as the third quarter ended. On a reverse to Jasek Hooker, Pottsboro pulled to within 35-30 (failed 2-point conversion).
On Brock's next possession, Pottsboro was able to make a stop for the first time in the game. It took two big-time fourth down conversions, but Pottsboro was able to extend its drive and finally get into the endzone and regain the lead, which ended up being the final score.
The win gives Pottsboro its first-ever berth to the state finals where it will play the winner of Grandview and Columbus at 3 p.m. Thursday at AT&T Stadium.