The Pirates were in search for their first win of the season and what better time for it to come than on homecoming night. The Pirate halls had been filled with spirit throughout the week and the team stepped on the field with a little higher kick, an extra gleam in their eyes. When the fourth quarter whistle blew, it was ALL SNEADS with a 39-0 shutout of Pataula Charter. The Pirates not only picked up their first win, they did it in dramatic fashion.
The Pirates wasted no time making a statement with Courtavious Garrett taking the first kickoff of the game 80 yards for a score. The point after was through the uprights and the crowd was on their feet celebrating a 7-0 lead.
Pataula Charter was three and out with Sneads capitalizing on the punt with a Courtavious Garrett runback to the Pataula 25-yard line. On the first play from scrimmage, Calvin Stringer took the ball to the promise land and the Pirates were rocking with a 13-0 lead with time left in the first quarter.
After a three and out for Pataula, Sneads got the ball back on the 40-yard line but a fumble on the first play ended the drive. Three plays later, Pataula punted to Sneads when the Pirates took over at midfield. Tyler Lawrence scurried 15 yards, with Matt Thomas moving the ball 10 yards. Calvin Stringer carried the ball 11 yards to the five-yard line for a five-yard run by Alonzo Hill into the end zone. The point-after was through the uprights and the Pirates were cruising with a 20-0 lead after one quarter of play.
Pataula punted back to Sneads with the Pirates taking over at midfield and Calvin Stringer taking the ball nine yards on the first play. Facing a fourth and two, Jalen Kenner picked up way more than needed with a 15-yard run for a first down. Thomas fired a 25-yard pass to Courtavious Garrett in the end zone to give the Pirates a 26-0 lead in the second quarter.
Courtavious Garrett returned Pataula’s punt for a touchdown, but a penalty nullified the play. Not to be outdone, Sneads went back to work on offense with a touchdown pass from Matt Thomas to Tyler Lawrence for the final touchdown of the half. Sneads stepped into the locker room with a 32-0 lead in route to their first win of the season.
Pataula received the kickoff to start the second half but Sneads picked off the pass and drove to the 40-yard line. Courtavious Garrett hauled down a pass for 15 yards before Thomas found the end zone on a pass to Tyler Lawrence. The point after sailed through the uprights and Sneads had secured their 39-0 homecoming victory.