Pirate Football off to a 1-3 Start as Homecoming Approaches

By: Ethan DeVey

September 30th, 2016

The Phoenix Pirates football team started off on a roll this season with a win against Crook County on Friday September 2nd winning by a score of 14 to 20! Way to start the season off in hopes of a great year of football.

The Phoenix Pirates then faced off with one of their arch rivals, Marshfield. The Pirates had a great start with a 23-yard touchdown pass from Dylan Knudson. This brought the Pirates within six points early in the second quarter before Marshfield came with three straight touchdown runs. The game may have been a loss for the Pirates but they have learned what they can fix and will focus on improving in the future. That game left  phoenix with a record of 1-1 before they played South Umpqua.

The Phoenix Pirates then faced off against South Umpqua on Friday September 16th.  The game was a hard fight, with the Phoenix Pirates having the lead at the beginning of the game until the 3rd quarter when South Umpqua started to catch up. The game ended with South Umpqua scoring 26 points, due to a late touchdown with 3 minutes left and unfortunately Phoenix could only manage 23 points. A hard fought game but really close. That left Phoenix with a record of 1-2.

Friday September 23rd the Phoenix Pirates football team faced off against Mazama. Mazama is a very strong team and  the Phoenix Pirates put up a fight! Unfortunately they fell in defeat and Phoenix finished the game at Mazama with a record of 1-3.

Tonight, the Phoenix Pirates take on the Mustangs of Hidden Valley at 7 p.m. here at Jack Woodward stadium. Tonight’s game will be the 2016 homecoming game welcoming back alumni from years past. Be sure to make it out to the field tonight to cheer on your Pirates.


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