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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).

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Area Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Friday, Jan. 2

Sullivan at Washington    7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 6

Community Christian at Fulton SA    5:30 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Liberty Christian    7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8

Fulton SA at Bethel    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:45 p.m.

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

*Crosspoint at Eagle Ridge    7:45 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

&Borgia vs. Lutheran N    TBA

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Monday, Jan. 12

%St. Charles vs. Bayless    6 p.m.

%Westminster vs. Washington    7:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at Providence    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 13

%Borgia vs. St. Clair    6 p.m.

#South Callaway vs. North Callaway    6 p.m.

#Hermann vs. Russellville    6 p.m.

Heritage Classical at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

%Francis Howell Central vs. Union    7:30 p.m.

#Montgomery Co vs. New Bloomfield    7:30 p.m.

#Harrisburg vs. New Haven    7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

#South Callaway-North Callaway loser vs. Montgomery Co-New Bloomfield loser    6 p.m.

#South Callaway-North Callaway winner vs. Montgomery Co-New Bloomfield winner    6 p.m.

Bethel at Fulton SA    6:30 p.m.

#Hermann-Russellville loser vs. Harrisburg-New Haven loser    7:30 p.m.

#Hermann-Russellville winner vs. Harrisburg-New Haven winner    7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

%St. Charles-Bayless loser vs. Westminster-Washington loser    4 p.m.

%Borgia-St. Clair loser vs. Francis Howell Central-Union loser    5:30 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Community Christian    6:30 p.m.

%St. Charles-Bayless winner vs. Westminster-Washington winner    7 p.m.

Providence at Fulton SA    7 pm.

#Seventh-place game    7:30 p.m.

Consolation game    7:30 p.m.

%Borgia-St. Clair winner vs. Francis Howell Central-Union winner    8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

%Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

#Third-place game    3:30 p.m.

%Consolation game    4 p.m.

%Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

#Championship game    6:30 p.m.

%Championship game    7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Fulton SA at Liberty Christian    6:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at CAGSL    7:30 p.m.

%Washington Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

Girls Basketball

Friday, Dec. 26

Seckman Tournament

Northwest 43, Mehlville 42

Festus 58, Patriettes 13

Seckman 36, Oakville 28

Pacific 73, Carnahan 38

Saturday, Dec. 27

Seckman Tournament

Mehlville 39, Patriettes 35

Oakville 73, Carnahan 38

Festus 47, Northwest 30

Pacific 51, Seckman 33

Monday, Dec. 29

Seckman Tournament

Seventh-place game—Carnahan vs. Patriettes    1:30 p.m.

Third-place game—Seckman vs. Northwest    1:30 p.m.

Consolation game—Oakville vs. Mehlville    3 p.m.

Championship game—Pacific vs. Festus   3 p.m.

Rolla Tournament

St. Clair vs. Waynesville    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 30

Rolla Tournament

St. James-Sedalia loser vs. Waynesville-St.Clair loser    2 p.m.

St. James-Sedalia winner vs. Waynesville-St. Clair winner    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 31

Rolla Tournament

Consolation game    9 a.m.

Seventh-place game    9 a.m. at MS&T

Third-place game    12 p.m.

Championship game    3 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 2

Hermann at Washington    5:30 p.m.

New Haven at Bourbon    6 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 5

*Union at New Haven    6 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 6

*Holt at Washington    5:30 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Liberty Christian    5:30 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 7

Borgia at St. Clair    7 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8

Fulton SA at Bethel    5 p.m.

Park Hills Central at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

Cuba at New Haven    6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

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

*Crosspoint at Eagle Ridge    6:15 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

Borgia vs. MICDS (St. Joseph’s Academy Shootout)    12:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Monday, Jan. 12

Lutheran South at St Clair    5:30 p.m.

Lindbergh at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

@Washington vs. Patriettes    5:30 p.m.

#Harrisburg vs. Russellville    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield vs. Montgomery Co    6 p.m.

Fulton SA at Providence    6 p.m.

@Helias vs. Sullivan    7 p.m.

#North Callaway vs. New Haven    7:30 p.m.

#Hermann vs. South Callaway    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Pacific at Ursuline    4:30 p.m.

Ft. Zumwalt East at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Heritage Classical at Crosspoint    5:30 p.m.

@St. Charles West vs. Union    5:30 p.m.

@Borgia vs. Eureka    7 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 14

#Harrisburg-Russellville loser vs. North Callaway-New Haven loser    6 p.m.

#Harrisburg-Russellville winner vs. North Callaway-New Haven winner    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield-Montgomery Co loser vs. Hermann-South Callaway loser    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield-Montgomery Co winner vs. Hermann-South Callaway winner    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Bethel at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Northwest at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

@Washington-Patriettes loser vs. Helias-Sullivan loser    5:30 p.m.

@St. Charles West-Union loser vs. Borgia-Eureka loser    7 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

@Washington-Patriettes winner vs. Helias-Sullivan winner    5:30 p.m.

Providence at Fulton SA    5:30 p.m.

#Seventh-place game    6 p.m.

#Consolation game    6 p.m.

@St. Charles West-Union winner vs. Borgia-Eureka winner    7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

@Seventh-place game    1 p.m.

#Third-place game    2 p.m.

@Consolation game    2:30 p.m.

@Third-place game    4 p.m.

#Championship    5 p.m.

@Championship    5:30 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Union at Warrenton    6 p.m.

Montgomery Co at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Fulton SA at Liberty Christian    5 p.m.

Parkway West at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

New Haven at Wellsville    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at CAGSL    6 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

@Union Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

Wrestling

Friday, Dec. 26

Union, Pacific at Hillsboro Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 27

Union, Pacific at Hillsboro Tny    TBA

Monday, Dec. 29

Washington at Lindbergh Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Dec. 30

Washington at Lindbergh Tny    TBA

Wednesday, Jan. 7

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

Thursday, Jan. 8

Washington at Granite City    4:30 p.m.

Borgia at Hancock Tri-Meet    5 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

Washington at GAC Championships    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

Washington at GAC Championships    TBA

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Union at Liberty Quad    5 p.m.

Washington at Warrenton    6 p.m.

*Sullivan at Pacific    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 14

*Washington at Holt/Ft. Zumwalt East    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Westminster at Pacific    6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

Union at Branson    5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

Borgia at Owensville Tny    9 a.m.

Washington, Pacific at 141 Rumble    TBA

Union at Branson Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Jan. 20

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

Union at Sullivan/St. James/Warrenton    5 p.m.

Girls Swimming

Wednesday, Jan. 7

Borgia at Kennedy    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

Borgia/Washington at MICDS    4:15 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 12

Borgia at DuBourg    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Washington at Clayton    4:15 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

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

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt East/Timberland    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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