"In our plan to win, 'Play great defense,' is our number one thing -- it all starts and ends there," Smolder said. "I have a great defensive coordinator and assistant coaches, they're well coached, the kids are coachable, they do a lot of studying on their own and they're prepared mentally and physically. Defense is fun when you can fly around and get after it and our kids are aggressive right now and I'm extremely proud of their effort on defense."
The Dots finally got a little something going when regular quarterback Justin Stewart took the field in the second half after sitting out the first half due to disciplinary reasons.
He finished with 204 yards passing, including a 60-yard touchdown strike to Andrew Gibson, who played quarterback in the first half.
Stewart added touchdown runs of 32, 33 and 10 yards but it was far too little. Running back Levi Clendenin also missed the games due to a concussion.
"They've got a good team and we're not very good defensively right now, so we've got to get better that way," Poca coach Bob Lemley said. "Justin gave us a little spark offensively but we've got a lot of work to do in the offseason, so we've got one more game to see if we can patch them up and go."
Wilkinson finished with 46 yards on eight carries and added a 16-yard touchdown run in the second half, with Hill hauling in six passes for 146 yards.
Austin Burford ran for 53 yards on just three carries including a 37-yard scoring scamper and Tyler Shaffer added a 56-yard punt return touchdown and caught a pair of passes for 48 yards.
Walker's final touchdown in the third quarter came from 6 yards out.
Kenny Stewart had a 76-yard reception but was limited to just 9 yards on 11 carries for the Dots.
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