With smoke from the Post Fire hanging over the field, the Potter-Dix Coyotes bested the Crawford Rams at home 65-25 Friday.
The Rams were able to stay within striking distance of the Coyotes for the first quarter, scoring a touchdown and pinning Potter-Dix in the end zone for a safety. With only a three-point, 12-9 lead after the opening minutes, the Coyotes used the second quarter to pad their margin and took a 34-17 advantage into the locker room at half-time.
The Coyotes shut out the Rams in the third quarter, scoring 19 unanswered points and outscored them 12-8 in the fourth.
The Rams game was a balanced one, with Crawford putting up 156 yards in the air and 161 yards on the ground. Levi Van Beek caught three passes for 55 yards, and Roman Metz snagged six catches for 53 yards. On the ground, Metz carried the ball 14 times for another 70 yards, and Carter Rudloff went for 60 yards on 12 carries. Metz, Rudloff and Van Beek scored the Rams’ touchdowns, and Hayes Frahm earned the safety.
Potter-Dix also rushed for 161 yards, but put up 198 yards in their passing game. Defensively, the Coyotes dominated the Rams with 81 tackles, while Crawford managed 22.