Pratt High School defeats Holcomb 51-15 on October 12 to remain undefeated for the season.
It wasn’t a shut-out like the last few games, but it was a statement from the Pratt Greenbacks to the rest of football competition that they are working hard to close out an undeniable regular season on a continuous winning streak. Pratt defeated defending state champions Holcomb last Friday 51-15.
Pratt started off strong in the 1st quarter with Travis Theis and Kadence Riner both scoring touchdowns with a 10-yard run.
They continued to get ahead in the 2nd quarter, scoring 4 touchdowns. Theis had 2 touchdowns and two throws to Brett Winsor to give the Greenbacks a 42 point lead.
Holcomb scored once to end the half with a score of 42-7. At the beginning of the 3rd quarter Holcomb got flustered and fumbled through the endzone to give Pratt 2 points.
Theis capped off the lead with a 16-yard touchdown in the 3rd quarter. The Longhorns scored once more in the 4th quarter but it wasn’t enough to come back. The game ended with a score of 51-15
“We felt our players executed at a high level Friday against Holcomb,” said head coach, Jamie Cruce. “Our defense did a great job of playing assignment sound and our offensive line paved the way for our running game as well as protecting well when we did throw the ball.”
The Greenbacks take on Nickerson this Friday. The Panthers have a 2-5 record compared to Pratt’s 7-0 but Cruce is not going to let his players coast.
“As always, we will need to continue to be focused in our effort to improve each week as we prepare for our future opponents, beginning with Nickerson this Friday.”
First downs 9 10
Rushing-Yards 36-317 28-33
Passing-Yards 133 72
Fumbles/lost 1/0 0/0
Penalties/yards 8/80 2/20
Theis 15-169, Riner 12-114, Blankenship 6-18, Cox 2-16, Dipman 1-0
Winsor 2-119, Blankenship 1-11, Evert 1-3
Pratt 14 28 9 0 —- 51
Holcomb 0 7 0 8 —- 15
Pratt —- Theis 10 yd Run (Sanchez Kick)
Pratt —- Riner 10 yd Run (Sanchez Kick)
Pratt —- Theis 12 yd Run (Sanchez Kick)
Pratt —- Theis to Winsor 54 yd Pass (Kick Failed)
Pratt —- Theis 42 yd Run (Brett Winsor Run)
Holcomb —- Hill 1 yd Run (Amos Kick)
Pratt —- Theis to Winsor 65 yd Pass (Sanchez Kick)
Pratt —- Safety Fumble through the endzone
Pratt —- Theis 16 yd Run (Sanchez Kick)
Holcomb —- Salazar 1 yd Run (Kobe to Alex Medina Pass)