Pocahontas Area Edges Sioux Central

Pocahontas Area gained a homecoming win over Sioux Central by the score of 12-6, the second straight year this matchup ended in that score.

The 1st half ended up scoreless. Devyn Wilson intercepted a pass on the third play of the 2nd half, setting up Sioux Central at the Indians’ 41-yard line. The Rebels drove to the end zone on a nine-play drive that lasted 3:52. Kinnick Fahrenkrog scored on a three-yard run. The point-after missed, but Sioux Central led 6-0.

On the ensuing drive, Poky marched 12 plays, 57 yards in 6:10. On 4th and goal from the 5, Lucas Kopriva threw a touchdown pass to Gabe Ehn. The extra point was no good, and the score remained tied at the end of the 3rd quarter.

Sioux Central went three-and-out to start the 4th, and the Indians scored again on an eight-play, 67-yard drive in 3:12. On 4th and 5, Kopriva threw a 23-yard touchdown to Ryan Panbecker, and the Indians led 12-6 after the two-point try failed with 7:07 remaining.

Sioux Central’s next drive ended with a Verdy Klocke interception with just over three minutes left. Poky ran three plays and punted, giving the Rebels the ball back at their 40-yard line. Sioux Central could not gain a 1st down, and Poky took over with 1:18 to go, and a pair of kneel-downs wrapped it up.

Pocahontas Area slightly outgained Sioux Central 208 yards to 178. Ryan Sommerlot led the Indians ground attack with 130 yards on 29 carries. Kopriva passed for 103 yards. Ehn had four catches for 59 yards.

Max Adams tallied 62 rushing yards on 19 carries for the Rebels, and Owen Mills threw for 51 yards.

Sioux Central had four takeaways, all interceptions, compared to two takeaways for Poky’s defense.

Poky’s win is their 4th straight over Sioux Central. Both teams are now 3-4 overall, and 2-2 in 1A District 2.

Sioux Central wraps up the regular season next week at East Sac County, which will be broadcast on Mix 101.7FM.

Pocahontas Area plays next week at Eagle Grove.

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Kathleen “Kay” Schmitt passed away peacefully at her home on the afternoon of June 18, 2024, surrounded by her three daughters.

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