Vashon High School Pirates’ defense dominates in win

This version of the Pirates football team is mightily experienced, featuring a roster led by 11 seniors and 13 juniors.

The Vashon Pirates traveled to Sultan for a 1A non-conference football match-up on Friday, Sept. 9.

Both teams entered the contest with 1-0 records on the season. Vashon defeated Fort Vancouver 21-18 in their home opener on Sept. 3 at Vashon High School’s stadium.

After receiving the opening kickoff, Sultan marched down the field and was unable to convert a fourth down and turned the ball over on downs at the Vashon 29-yard line.

The Pirates proceeded to use their explosive running game to put together a 71-yard scoring drive, capped off by a Chase Bradrick two-yard touchdown run to take a 7-0 lead at 3:35 of the first quarter.

The second quarter was back and forth, until the Pirates’ quarterback, William Weber, was flushed out of the pocket and hit wide receiver Holland Moore for a big passing play inside the 20-yard line. Another Bradrick touchdown run of 8 yards made the game 14-0.

The Pirate defense flexed their muscles and closed out the half with more stifling defense.

The third quarter saw Vashon continue to dominate on the defensive side of the ball. Vashon moved the ball efficiently on offense, led by stellar offensive line play. Neither team was able to produce any points in the third quarter, allowing the Pirates to keep a 14-0 advantage entering the fourth quarter.

The fourth quarter saw the Pirates’ potent rushing game on display once more. On a 1st and 10 from the 50-yard line, Oksar Weiss took the handoff and scampered 50 yards for the rushing touchdown at the 9:45 mark, to make it 21-0 Vashon.

Sultan then had a nice drive that led them into the red zone. The defense once again showed their experience and toughness, turning away Sultan on a 4th and goal from the 2-yard line. The Pirates took over on downs and proceeded to wear down the Sultan defense, highlighted by a 3rd and 12 pass play from Weber to Maxwell Delgado Williams for 37 yards to the 50-yard line.

The Pirate offensive line and rushing attack closed out the game with a drive eating up the clock and resulting in a 21-0 win.

Vashon (2-0) returns home on Sept. 16 to take on Blaine in a 1A non-conference game at 6 p.m. This version of the Pirates football team is mightily experienced, featuring a roster led by 11 seniors and 13 juniors.

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