The Coyotes defeated the Ponies 41-19 in week 4 of the regular season, but since that game in September, the Ponies have found their identity and won four of their last five games. Their most recent victory was a 21-14 overtime win over Madison High School in the regional quarterfinals.
Foxcroft’s win over Madison was another total-team effort that has become characteristic of the Ponies during the second part of the season. Zachary Caron, Nick Clawson, Billy Brock, and Brandon Brock combined for 214 rushing yards and three touchdowns, and a stout defense forced three turnovers and sacked the Bulldogs’ quarterback twice.
“It was a complete effort in every sense of the word,” said coach Dan White. “We really felt good going in and knew we had a strong chance to control the tempo of the game. We did just that, and I am so proud of these guys. We are looking forward to another shot at Old Town.”
In their last matchup with Old Town, Foxcroft outgained the Coyotes in total yards of offense but turned the ball over four times, which was a problem early in the season that has since been addressed. The Ponies have forced three more turnovers than they have relinquished in the last three games, which will go along way in limiting Old Town who scored 21 points off of turnovers in their last matchup.
Foxcroft, which will play the entirety of the postseason on the road, is looking for a large, loud, and supportive Pony crowd at Old Town as they try to turn the Coyote’s Victory Field into victory field of their own Friday night at 7 pm.
(More of Emily Sprecher’s great photos of Foxcroft’s quarterfinal victory coming soon.)