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Pirates fight, but can’t hold back Tarriers in another football loss

Freshman quarterback Sam Schoenberg, 15, picks up good yardage in the fourth quarter of Friday’s football game at Charles Wright. Tarrier freshman Billy Peterson, 32, pursues while Pirate junior Elan Peterson, 11, blocks. - Rik Forschmiedt Photo/RiksImages.com
Freshman quarterback Sam Schoenberg, 15, picks up good yardage in the fourth quarter of Friday’s football game at Charles Wright. Tarrier freshman Billy Peterson, 32, pursues while Pirate junior Elan Peterson, 11, blocks.
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The Pirate football team traveled to Charles Wright to play the eighth-ranked Tarriers last Friday and came away with a 44-20 loss.

The Tarriers kicked a squib kick on the opening kickoff and ended up recovering the ball. After converting on fourth and one at the 15-yard line, the Tarriers scored on the next play to lead 7-0.

On the kickoff, the Tarriers attempted an onside kick that was recovered by the Pirates at the 50-yard line. The Pirates were forced to punt after going three and out. The Tarriers came out and scored on a 65-yard touchdown run to go up 14-0.

The Pirates fumbled on their next possession, leading to another Tarrier touchdown and a 21-0 lead.

The Pirates started out on the 35-yard line and could not get much going. Nick Amundsen hit Ezra Lacina for a 9-yard pass that was wiped out by a 10-yard loss, followed by a nice punt by Lacina, putting the Tarriers inside the 25-yard line. Not to be stopped, the Tarriers scored again as the first quarter came to an end, leading 28-0.

To start the second quarter, the Pirates began to move the ball a bit but were forced to punt on fourth and 16. The Tarriers next possession ended with the Pirates stopping them on the 18-yard line and forcing a field goal to make the score 31-0. Again the Pirates moved the ball with a couple keepers by Amundsen, two first downs from Peter Evans and one by Nathan Lawson, but the drive ended in an interception for a touchdown to stretch the Tarriers lead to 38-0 at halftime.

The Tarriers received the kickoff to start the second half. With most of the starters out for the Tarriers, the possession ended in a punt. The Pirates then went on the first sustained drive of the night largely on runs from Lawson and a first down run by his brother Josh, capped by a touchdown run by Amundsen to get the Pirates on the scoreboard, 38-7.

The Pirate defense again stopped the Tarriers, this time on a fourth down try. The Pirates then began to substitute, and quarterback Sam Schoenburg threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Garrett Starr, bringing the score to 38-14.

After a Jefferson Douglas sack of the Tarrier quarterback, the Tarriers punted. On the Pirates’ possession, Schoenburg passed to Evans for a first down, completed two more passes to Lacina and then hit Evans for a touchdown and a 38-20 score. After the Pirate touchdown, the Tarrier starters returned for one more score of the night to win 44-20

Vashon will play at home on Friday at 7 p.m. against Pemberton, B.C.

 

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