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Coyotes fall to undefeated Hyannis Longhorns

Potter-Dix Coyotes faced off last Friday night, Sept. 21, with a tough, unbeaten Hyannis team.

The Coyotes were shutout in the first quarter and Hyannis was able to put up 62 points in just 12 minutes.

Potter-Dix was able to put eight points up on the board in the second quarter but couldn’t keep Hyannis off the board, putting up 14 points of their own heading into the locker room with the score 8-76.

Heading into the third period the Coyotes were able to put up another 6 points on the board but struggled to keep Hyannis scoreless with the Longhorns adding another 15 points to the score margin.

Both teams remained scoreless in the fourth quarter with the end game score being 14-91 Hyannis, adding one more win to their undefeated season.

“We mainly focused on improving our fundamentals and the things required to be successful against a quality opponent like Hyannis, for example winning the turnover battle and penalties,” said Coach Dale Frerichs.

“We expected the game with Hyannis to be a competitive game but some things snowballed on us early and we dug a hole we couldn’t get out of. Hyannis is a very good team with a lot of experience, I think our lack of experience made a big difference.”

Even after the big loss the Coyotes still found the positives.

“We will go back to work on improving our fundamentals, put together a game plan for Creek Valley and give our best efforts of Friday,” Frerichs said.

The Coyotes will match up with the Creek Valley Storm at home tomorrow, Friday night, Sept. 28, with a 7 p.m. kick off, for the 2018 Homecoming game!

Potter-Dix will be looking for their second win of the season with the first one in the books with Sioux County back on Sept. 7.

The Storm are also looking to add to their wins, looking for their third win on the season with losses coming from Hay Springs on Aug. 31, 69-12 loss to the Storm and a game with Hyannis Sept. 7 for a 73-26 loss.

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