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September 23, 2020

Indians pillage Pirates for win
Eric Moore
Sports Editor

The Poyen Indians (2-0) stayed perfect in 2020 with a 35-0 dismantling of the Drew Central Pirates (0-1) on the road on Friday, Sept. 4.
Poyen's defense held the Pirates to 52 total yards (15 in the passing game). On offense, the Indians' balanced attack overwhelmed Drew Central, racking up 458 yards (259 on the ground).
Brandon Sanchez got the Poyen scoring started with a 43-yard touchdown run.
Jaxson Carter scored on a two-yard run in the second quarter to put Poyen up 12-0. Before the end of the first half, Carter completed a 44-yard touchdown pass to Sanchez, improving the Indians' advantage to 20-0.
In the third quarter, Carter connected with Sanchez on another touchdown strike, this time from 80 yards out.
The final score of the game was again a pass play from Carter to Sanchez, covering 50 yards in the fourth quarter.
Carter finished the game 5-7 passing for 199 yards and three scores. Four of the five passes went to Sanchez for 195 yards and three touchdowns. Nate Simmons had one reception for four yards.
Carter also led Poyen in rushing with 116 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries.
Sanchez had two carries for 47 yards, Blake Rhodes picked up 44 yards on 12 runs, Lance Zureliene had 39 yards on four carries, Christian Rauls ran the ball twice for seven yards, Colton Lowe got six yards on his lone carry and Rocco Hicks ran it twice for four yards.
Next up for the Indians is their first home game of the year when they host the Bismarck Lions (1-1) on Friday, Sept. 11.

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