Indians Give Anderson Win in Debut - The Missourian: Sports

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Indians Give Anderson Win in Debut

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

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).

/sports

Area Scoreboard

Football

Week 10 Schedule Playoff Round 1

Friday, Oct. 24

Washington at Battle    7 p.m.

Kennedy at Borgia    7 p.m.

Pacific at Union    7 p.m.

Priory at Sullivan    7 p.m.

Salem at St. James    7 p.m.

Southern Boone at Owensville    7 p.m.

Transportation and Law at Hermann    7 p.m.

Moberly at Warrenton    7 p.m.

Wright City at O’Fallon Christian    7 p.m.

Jefferson at Cuba    7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 25

St. Clair at Westminster    2:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 17

Francis Howell N 24, Washington 20

Westminster 35, Borgia 14

*Union 35, Hermann 32

*St. Clair 26, Owensville 12

*Pacific 34, St. James 22

Helias 56, Sullivan 3

Ft. Zumwalt East 42, Warrenton 0

*Clopton-Elsberry 20, Wright City 0

Saturday, Oct. 18

Hogan Prep 49, Cuba 6

Friday, Oct. 10

Holt 21, Washington 14

Borgia 42, St. Clair 7

Union 68, St. James 20

Hermann 32, Pacific 24 (OT)

Sullivan 38, Owensville 12

Orchard Farm 28, Warrenton 3

Wright City 22, North Callaway 18

Father Tolton 35, Cuba 0

Softball

Sectional Games

Wednesday, Oct. 15

Bolivar 17, Sullivan 2

Mexico 5, Warrenton 4

Thursday, Oct. 16

Pacific 12, Rosati-Kain 0

Saturday, Oct. 18

Quarterfinal — De Soto 5, Pacific 2

District Tournaments

Softball

Class 4 District 4

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) Northwest 11, (5) Rolla 3

Saturday, Oct. 11

(1) Lafayette 3, Northwest 1

(2) Eureka 4, (3) Washington 0

Monday, Oct. 13

Championship — Eureka 5, Lafayette 0

Class 3 District 3

At Lutheran South

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) Affton 3, (5) Bishop DuBourg 2

(3) Pacific 21, (6) Bayless 0

Sunday, Oct. 12

(1) Lutheran South 11, Affton 1

Pacific 1, (2) Notre Dame 0

Championship — Pacific 2, Lutheran South 1

Class 3 District 7

At St. Dominic

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) Borgia 9, (5) Wentzville Liberty 8

(3) Winfield 15, (6) O’Fallon Christian 1

Saturday, Oct. 11

At Borgia

(1) St. Dominic 12, Borgia 3

(2) Warrenton 11, Winfield 2

Championship — Warrenton 1, St. Dominic 0

Class 3 District 9

At Sullivan

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) St. James 12, (5) Owensville 3

(3) Sullivan 11, (6) St. Clair 1

Saturday, Oct. 11

At Union High School

St. James 10, (1) Union 5

Sullivan 5 (2) Salem 4 (8 innings)

Championship — Sullivan 11, St. James 6

Class 2 District 10

At New Bloomfield

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) New Bloomfield 5, (5) Belle 0

(3) South Callaway 9, (6) Hermann 0

Saturday, Oct. 11

South Callaway 7, (2) Linn 2

(1) Fatima 6, New Bloomfield 1

Championship — Fatima 7, South Callaway 4

Class 1 District 4

At Community R6, Laddonia

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) Wellsville-Middletown 8, (5) New Haven 2

(3) Van-Far 4, (6) Community R6 2

Saturday, Oct. 11

(1) Clopton 13, Wellsville 0

(2) Silex 10, Van-Far 0

Championship — Silex 3, Clopton 0

Volleyball

District Tournaments

Class 4 District 3

At Rockwood Summit

Monday, Oct. 20

(4) Eureka def. (5) Pacific 25-9, 25-16

(2) Northwest def. (7) Parkway South, 25-18, 25-12

(3) Washington def. (6) Rockwood Summit, 25-21, 25-15

Tuesday, Oct. 21

(1) Lafayette def. Eureka, 17-25, 25-14, 25-19

Northwest def. Washington, 25-22, 25-18

Championship — Lafayette def. Northwest, 25-19, 25-20

Class 3 District 8

At Union

Monday, Oct. 20

(5) St. Clair def. (4) Union, 25-20, 25-22

(2) Sullivan def. (7) Salem, 25-7, 25-8

(3) Owensville def. (6) St. James, 14-25, 25-16, 25-19

Tuesday, Oct. 21

(1) Borgia def. St. Clair, 25-10, 25-6

Sullivan def. Owensville, 25-20, 20-25, 25-20

Championship — Borgia def. Sullivan, 25-7, 25-10

Class 2 District 6

At Lutheran St. Charles

Monday, Oct. 20

(4) Barat def. (5) Wright City, 25-16, 24-26, 25-22

(2) Hermann def. (7) Bowling Green, 25-12, 25-18

(3) Whitfield def. (6) Montgomery County, 25-23, 25-17

Tuesday, Oct. 21

(1) Lutheran St. Charles def. Barat, 25-10, 25-9

Whitfield def. Hermann, 23-25, 25-23, 25-15

Championship — Lutheran St. Charles def. Whitfield, 25-18, 25-14

Class 1 District 9

At Calvary Lutheran, Jefferson City

Monday, Oct. 20

(4) Smithton def. (5) Otterville, 25-12, 25-10

(3) Chamois def. (6) Bunceton, 25-23, 25-18

Tuesday, Oct. 21

(1) New Haven def. Smithton, 25-5, 25-7

(2) Calvary Lutheran def. Chamois, 25-14, 25-11

Thursday, Oct. 23

Championship — New Haven vs. Calvary Lutheran, 7 p.m.

Boys Soccer

Saturday, Oct. 18

Washington 1, Borgia 0 (Penalty kicks)

Monday, Oct. 20

Washington 3, Sullivan 0

Fatima 3, Union 0

Pacific 6, De Soto 1

Tuesday, Oct. 21

Central Methodist JV at ECC    3 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran    4:30 p.m.

Union 3, Warrenton 0

Hancock 7, St. Clair 0

Rockwood Summit 2, Pacific 1 (PKs)

Bayless 3, Borgia 2 (2OT)

Wednesday, Oct. 22

St. Clair 2, Valley Park 0

Lutheran S 2, Washington 0

Windsor 4, Union 1

*Pacific 2, St. James 0

Thursday, Oct. 23

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt W    4:30 p.m.

Belle at St. James    5 p.m.

Borgia at Fatima    6:30 p.m.

District Tournaments

Class 4 District 8

At Washington

Monday, Oct. 27

(1) Timberland vs. (4) Washington, 5 p.m.

(2) Troy vs. (3) Holt, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Championship, 5 p.m.

Class 3 District 3

At Rockwood Summit

Monday, Oct. 27

(2) Rockwood Summit vs. (3) Pacific, 5 p.m.

(1) Webster Groves vs. (4) Windsor, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Championship, 6 p.m.

Class 3 District 9

At Union

Monday, Oct. 27

(1) Camdenton vs. (4) Union, 5 p.m.

(2) Helias vs. (3) Rolla, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Championship, 6 p.m.

Class 2 District 7

At Winfield

Tuesday, Oct. 28

(1) Borgia vs. (4) Winfield, 4:30 p.m.

(2) O’Fallon Christian vs. (3) Elsberry, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Championship, 5 p.m.

Cross Country

Saturday, Oct. 25

Borgia at Clayton Inv    9 a.m.

Washington at Class 4 District, Parkway Central, TBA

Boys Swimming

Saturday, Oct. 25

Borgia at MICDS Inv    7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Wednesday, Oct. 29

*Borgia at Trinity    TBA

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

*Conference Games

Racing News