PITTSBURG — The Pittsburg Purple Dragon football team played a competitive first half against Bishop Miege, led by two big-play touchdowns by senior Dylan White, but the Purple Dragons were ultimately overwhelmed by Bishop Miege 49-20 on Friday in the Regional round of the Class 4A playoffs.
“I’m super proud of the season that we had this year,” said White. “We lost a lot of seniors after last season, so we weren’t sure how we would start, so I’m proud of how we came together as a unit to exceed expectations.”
Pittsburg’s defense played well early, but as the game wore on the explosive Stag offense was too much for Pittsburg to overcome.
“We had a few errors that they turned into big plays, but overall I thought we played well. If a couple more plays go our way the score would’ve been closer, but again I’m proud of how we competed.” added White.
Down 7-0 early in the first quarter, White scored the first of his three touchdowns on a 64-yarder to cut into the Stags lead.
Bishop Miege halfback Brison Cobbins found a hole in the Pittsburg defense on the next possession and exploited it for a 42-yard touchdown.
Teammate Jaylen Scruggs extended the Stag lead by beating the Pittsburg secondary for a 38-yard touchdown reception.
White would score once again, this time on 47-yard reception from Ty Roark. Pittsburg converted the extra point, making the score 21-13.
It was all Bishop Miege the rest of the way.
Bishop Miege Quarterback Sam Pedrotti found wideot Phillipe Wesley for a 8-yard touchdown pass.
Next Cobbin scored on a goal line carry to push the Stags lead to 35-13.
In the second half Pedrotti threw a 40-yard touchdown to Hudson Bently, and Cobbins added to his touchdown tally to put away the Purple Dragons.
With four minutes to go in the fourth up 49-13, the Stags decided to bring in the backups to close the contest.
Dylan White took advantage, scoring his third touchdown of the game on a 84-yard touchdown reception.
The Purple Dragons close the season with a 8-2 record.