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River Pilots Drown

By Staff | Oct 7, 2009

The River Pilots dropped a 20-14 Homecoming overtime decision Oct. 2 to Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans on Flannery Field.

With their starting quarterback back from an injury, the Pilots looked like a different team, scoring first on a 27 yard toss from Dylan Potts to Devann Potts. The extra point kick by Tanner Wright sailed between the goal posts to give the hosts a 7-0 lead.

However, late in the opening period, Rosecrans knotted the game at seven, but, neither team could dent the scoreboard in the next two quarters. The Pilots took the lead on a 13-yard pass play from Dylan Potts to Cody Caretti. Wright added the PAT and the Pilots held the lead once more.

However, not to be outdone, Rosecrans forced the game into overtime and won it on another TD after holding the Pilots.

Dylan Potts, in his first game back since the opener, rushed for 88 yards and passed for 230 yards and two touchdowns. Austin McConn netted 21 yards rushing, while Caretti caught six passes for 63 yards. Devann Potts led the Pilots with seven catches for 112 yards and two touchdowns. Tyler Jeffers added 29 yards on four catches, while McConn and Sam Ramshier added 18 and nine yards, respectively.

Rosecrans moved the chains one more time than the Pilots, who had 18 first downs. The Pilots lost 50 yards on nine penalties, while the visitors were caught speeding twice for only 10 yards.

Defensively, Jeffers led the way for the Pilots with nine solo tackles and six assists.

The River Pilots travel to Bridgeport Oct. 10 and then to Shenandoah on Oct. 16 before hosting Buckeye Trail, Oct. 23, They finish the season Oct. 30 at Frontier.