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