The South Pittsburg Pirates football program looks to wrap up their regular season with a
rare Thursday night game and is poised to finish the season in style if the first half is any indicator. Despite losing the services of one of their key players in Cade Kennemore, the Pirates appears to be hitting on all cylinders. With Brayden Sanders at quarterback, the Pirates were able to strike twice inside of the first half of the first quarter.
Senior Sawyer Kelley enjoyed celebrating his Senior Night with a long touchdown. The Yellowjackets just weren’t able to gain any traction on the night. Facing the mercy rule before the end of the first half, the Jackets were trailing 42-0 at halftime.
All that shimmers was not gold for the Pirates as they amassed 8 penalties for 95 yards by the end of the third quarter including having two touchdowns called back because of yellow flags. Even after the Pirates put in an all-freshman offensive backfield, the talent pool of the Pirates was obvious as the Jackets were unable to find a way to move the ball down the field. The Jackets were able early in the fourth to finally make a stop and force a loss of possession by the Pirates and were able to gain a couple of first downs on the possession, but the Pirates put a stop to that progress with an interception at
the 5:25 mark in the 4th quarter. The Pirates, already up 56-0, attempted to run out the clock with taking knees with the mercy rule helping them run off the clock.