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Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 7:00 pm

Facing a two-touchdown deficit early in the game, the Pacific Indians didn’t panic.

They answered back instead. And the result was a victory.

Clint Anderson picked up his first victory as Pacific’s head coach, as the Indians rallied late for a 28-20 road victory over De Soto on Friday night in the 2014 season-opener.

Early on, it looked like his first win may have to wait. De Soto had a 14-0 lead right away.

“The game started out rough for us,” Anderson said. “We had a blown coverage on De Soto’s second play that resulted in a touchdown. On our next possession we threw an interception that De Soto returned for another touchdown. Five minutes in and we were down 14.”

Anderson then took a timeout to calm down his team.

“I told them to relax and that all great teams must persevere and we will weather this storm and come out fine on the other side,” Anderson said. “We knew there was a long way to go. From there, we started playing ball.”

Pacific outscored De Soto, 28-7, the rest of the way.

Pacific recorded 153 rushing yards on 38 carries and 107 passing yards on 15 completions for a total offense of 260.

Dalton Voyles led Pacific with 109 rushing yards on 15 carries with one touchdown. Josh Vondriska added 23 yards on 11 carries.

Eain Roberts passed for 107 yards on 15 of 29 passing with two touchdowns and one interception. He also rushed for a touchdown. Six different players caught a pass, with Shane Henderson catching two passes for 26 yards and Cory Parrish recording 25 receiving yards on four receptions. Jason Koepke caught four passes for 23 yards, while Vondriska, Voyles and Mitchell Broam also had receptions. Koepke and Broam had receiving touchdowns.

Vondriska returned two kicks for 79 yards. Lucas Zurliene had an interception, while Devon Moultrie had two sacks. Voyles had 10 tackles, while Moultrie and Ashton Moore had six apiece. Dustin Cowsert had five tackles.

“Offensively, I was pretty happy despite the early struggles,” Anderson said. “We started doing what we wanted. Dalton Voyles got it going well in the second half.  He broke a lot of tackles and broke off a couple nice runs. The offensive line and receivers did a phenomenal job blocking late in the game. They consistently worked from first level to second. Special teams were very good.  We won the field position battle most of the game. Mitchell Broam had three touchbacks on kickoffs and Jason Koepke placed his punts in great spots.”

De Soto finished with 305 yards of total offense (153 rushing, 152 passing).

Charlie Grissom led De Soto’s rushing attack with 60 yards on 11 carries. Dakota Kent had 48 rushing yards on five carries. Zach Smith of De Soto passed for 152 yards on just two completions with one touchdown. Lamont Allen (84 yards) and Matt Zerillo (64 yards) led De Soto’s receivers. Clay Thomas led De Soto’s defense with 12 tackles.

De Soto struck first, scoring on a long pass play to take a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. After an interception resulted in a score, the Dragons led, 14-0.

Roberts got the Indians on the board with a one-yard run on a QB keeper. Broam kicked the PAT and Pacific trailed, 14-7, with 2:29 left in the first half.

The Indians tied the game in the third quarter when Roberts connected with Broam.

De Soto answered back with a touchdown, but the Dragons missed the extra point.

Pacific responded once again. This time, they took the lead for good.

Roberts found Koepke for a touchdown pass and the kick gave the Indians a 21-20 lead with 1:04 left in the third period.

Later, Voyles scored to put his team up 28-20 with nine and a half minutes left in the contest.

The Pacific defense kept the Dragons out of the endzone late, and Anderson had his first win as head coach.

Potosi Preview

Pacific will host Potosi (1-0) on Friday night at 7 p.m.

Potosi is coming off a 35-18 win over Carnahan on Saturday. No other information from that game was available at press time.

Anderson said his team’s defense will need to improve from Week One to Week Two.

“Defensively, we have to clean up some things,” he said. “Our deep coverage let us down a couple times. De Soto’s play action caught us off guard a bit and hurt us a couple times.”

Anderson added his team will need to contain the Potosi running game.

“It’s going to be a very physical game,” he said. “They have a lot of speed out of the backfield. Our focus this week will be containing that speed.”

Anderson also said his team is excited to get back on the field Friday night, with hopes of a 2-0 start to the season.

“We’re fired up for Potosi,” he said.

In last year’s game with Potosi, Roberts was injured after scoring a touchdown.

Potosi won last year’s meeting, 28-26.

Pacific 28, De Soto 20

PAC    7    0    14   7  — 28

DES   14   0      6   0  — 20

First Quarter

D — Name Unavailable (Kick good).

D — Name Unavailable (Kick good).

P — Eain Roberts 1 run (Broam kick).

Third Quarter

P — Broam 8 pass from Roberts (Broam kick).

D — Name Unavailable (Kick failed).

P — Jason Koepke 5 pass from Roberts (Broam kick).

Fourth Quarter

P — Dalton Voyles 15 run (Broam kick).


Area Scoreboard


Friday, Sept. 19

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    7 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter at Borgia    7 p.m.

*St. Clair at Union    7 p.m.

*Pacific at Sullivan    7 p.m.

*Hermann at Owensville    7 p.m.

Ash Grove at St. James    7 p.m.

Cuba at Brentwood    7 p.m.

*St. Charles West at Warrenton    7 p.m.

South Callaway at Wright City     7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 12

*Ft. Zumwalt North 49, Washington 0

*Borgia 35, St. Dominic 0

*Union 27, Pacific 19

*Sullivan 47, St. Clair 21

Hermann 65, Wentzville Liberty 7

*Owensville 29, St. James 28 (OT)

Cuba 22, Windsor 6

*Warrenton 14, St. Charles 6

*Bowling Green 55, Wright City 0

Friday, Sept. 5

Warrenton 14, Washington 6

Borgia 13, Maplewood-Richmond Heights 0 (forfeit)

*Union 32, Sullivan 19

*Pacific 20, St. Clair 18

*Hermann 52, St. James 20

Owensville 35, Cuba 8

*Wright City 36, Montgomery Co. 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Sullivan 30, Washington 8

Borgia 56, Union 13

Ozark 41, St. Clair 0

Potosi 34, Pacific 13

Hermann 54, Cuba 12

Blair Oaks 42, Owensville 0

St. James 36, Houston 18

Warrenton 28, Troy 0

Orchard Farm 36, Wright City 18

Friday, Aug. 22

Washington 26, St. Clair 21

Borgia 48, Owensville 12

Parkway West 49, Union 39

Pacific 28, De Soto 20

Park Hills Central 34, Sullivan 27

St. James 12, Cuba 6

Hermann 61, Montgomery Co 12

Warrenton 26, St. Dominic 23

Trinity 28, Wright City 24


Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at Notre Dame    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt N    4:30 p.m.

*Union at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Warrenton    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Northwest    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Dominic at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

*Union at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

South Callaway at New Haven    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

St. James Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt S    4:30 p.m.

Union at North County    4:30 p.m.

Warrenton at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Principia at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Bourbon    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Borgia at Duchesne    4:30 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at St. James    4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Sullivan at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    5 p.m.

*New Haven at Union    5:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Duchesne    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at Owensville    5 p.m.

*Union at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    5:15 p.m.

Providence at Crosspoint    7:15 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 20

New Haven Round Robin    9 a.m.

ECC at Wentworth    1 p.m.

ECC vs. Graceland JV (Wentworth)    3 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

St. Clair at Seckman Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

St. Clair at Salem    5 p.m.

Bourbon at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Dixon at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Cuba at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Bethel    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Crosspoint at Fulton St. Albans    4:30 p.m.

Tolton Catholic at Borgia    5:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

*St. Louis at ECC    4:30 p.m.

Union at Affton    5 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at St. James    5 p.m.

Dixon at Sullivan    5 p.m.

Borgia at Trinity    6:15 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

Tolton at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    10 a.m.

Crowder at ECC    2 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 22

Hillsboro at Union    5 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    4:30 p.m.

North County at Union    5 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    5 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:15 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Thursday, Sept. 18

St. Clair at Lutheran North    4 p.m.

New Haven, St. James at Steelville Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Festus Inv.    9 a.m.

Hermann at Fulton Inv    9 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 25

Washington at Rolla Inv    4 p.m.

Union, Owensville, St. James at Belle Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27

Hancock Inv    8:30 a.m.

Pacific at Viburnum Inv    10:30 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

St. Clair at Elsberry Inv    4 p.m.

St. James at Dixon    4 p.m.

Girls Golf

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at St. Dominic    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    3:30 p.m.

Borgia at AAA Meet, Lutheran SC    TBA

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Washington at GAC Central Meet    TBA

Thursday, Sept. 25

*Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Saturday, Sept. 20

Borgia at Ft. Zumwalt W    8:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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