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Sneads Pirates overpower the Bozeman Bucks

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Calvin Stringer eyes an opening in an earlier game this year Calvin Stringer eyes an opening in an earlier game this year Kathy S. Johnson

The Sneads Pirates gave new meaning to home-field advantage last Friday night. After a less-than-friendly away game two weeks ago, the Sneads Pirates were more than happy to take Citizens Field last Friday night. They gave the fans their money’s worth with a 27-7 win over the Bozeman Bucks. 

After a scoreless first quarter, Sneads removed the goose egg with a touchdown and an extra point off the foot of Trent Smith.  That score held till halftime. 

The Bucks wasted little time in tying the game at seven in the third quarter but the Pirates had an answer for them – three answers in fact. They scored in the third quarter to move ahead 14-7 and never looked back. 

A pair of touchdowns and an extra point in the fourth quarter put the game out of reach and a W in the right column for the Sneads Pirates. 

The Pirates picked up 303 yards on the ground on 56 carries.  Colton Mercer had two punts totaling 57 yards. 

Leading the team in rushing was Calvin Stringer with 161 yards on 18 carries, followed by Courtavious Garrett with 56 yards on 10 carries. Alonzo Hill had five carries for 30 yards, while Trent Smith had five carries for 25 yards. On board with 26 yards on nine carries was Colton Mercer with 26 yards on nine carries. Trent Smith had five carries for 25 yards.

Courtavious Garrett was one-for-one passing for eight yards. 

Stringer was definitely the workhorse finding the endzone three times with Garrett accounting for the other touchdown.  Trent Smith was three-for-four in point after attempts. 

The Pirates will be back at it Friday night when they make the long haul to Franklin County. Game time is at 7 p.m.  Franklin County is 1-3 on the season, having started the season with a 20-13 loss to Florida A & M High School. They beat North Bay Haven Academy 13-0 before dropping a game to Bell 20-13 and last Friday’s 6-0 loss to Liberty County.  Sneads enters the game with a 2-1 regular season record. 

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