Young Pirate football team falls to Lions

Vashon High School’s young football team took another tough loss in its second game of the season, falling to the Lakeside Lions, 48-7, at an away game last Friday.

VHS football coach Clay Eastly said the team just didn’t seem ready to play when it arrived at Lakeside in the afternoon heat. The Lions scored most of their points in the first half of the game, entering halftime up 41-0.

However, the Pirates seemed to shift gears in the second half, fighting off the Lions and keeping them to just seven more points for the rest of the game.

“The whole team played better in the second half,” Eastly said.

Sophomore quarterback Nick Amundsen scored the Pirates’ only touchdown, bringing the final score to 48-7.

“I liked our effort in the second half,” Eastly said.

The Pirates entered the game at a disadvantage, Eastly noted, with only 19 players suited up. The Lions had more players, as well as older players.

Eastly said the team would continue to train hard, and he hopes to see some a more sustained effort as they go up against Port Townsend this weekend.

“There were good things on offense we did,” he said. “We just need to learn the sustained drive and punch it in for a score.”

The Pirates will take on the Port Townsend Redskins in an away game at 7 p.m. Saturday.



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