PITTSBURG — Pittsburg defeated Spring Hill 37-15 on Friday to spark their playoff run in the Class 5A tournament.
Brett Freeman was the catalyst for the Pittsburg offense, accounting for two touchdowns.
“I thought we executed really well.” said Freeman. “Our offensive line played great upfront, leading to us having a good game on the ground as well as through the air. The defense also played great, so overall it was a good team win.”
“The energy we got from the home crowd was incredible. It's always great to play at home and not having to worry about hecklers as you would on the road.” added Freeman.
Freeman opened the game with a 36-yard run, which set the tone for the Purple Dragons throughout.
Dylan White capitalized on the Freeman’s big play by beating press coverage for a 28-yard touchdown.
Pittsburg earned a easy trip to the red zone on their next possession, after an Aaron Woods fumble recovery.
The Purple Dragons had to settle for a field goal, grabbing a 10-0 lead early in the first quarter.
Early in the second quarter, Jerek Butcher broke free for 30-yard reception, sparking a Dylan White 5-yard touchdown.
Spring Hill struggled against the Pittsburg front seven throughout the first half, led by defensive end Dylan Jordan and defensive back Sam Roark.
Fullback Brandis Evans gave Pittsburg a 24-3 lead midway in the second quarter.
Freeman and White added in touchdowns in the second half.
Spring Hill finally broke through with touchdowns in the third and fourth quarters.
Check Sunday’s edition of the Morning Sun for a full breakdown of Pittsburg/Spring Hill.