2010-10-13 / School & Sports

Pirates lose to Eagles, 32-12

By Glenda Bailey

Mitchell County Eagles defense too much for Pirates Mitchell County Eagles defense too much for Pirates The Mitchell County Eagles flew into Colquitt and sunk a powerful ship completely down with a 32 -12 win over the Miller County Pirates. This loss is hard to swallow for our boys and coaches, but the Eagles came in determined to leave Miller County with a win, and it showed on the football field.

Pirate captains were Caleb Cunningham, Shaq Edwards, and Jarrett Rahymes and for the Eagles- Jesse Atkins, Jacoty Gilbert, Jaylin Mathis, and Anthony Brown. The Eagles were on the receiving end of the pig as the game began, picking up two first downs before a pass by the Eagles’ quarterback was intercepted by MC’s #24 Aaron Hayes. The Pirates picked up five first downs before scoring with T.T. Barber on a four yard run. The point attempt swayed a little, but our boys were on the scoreboard 0-6. The score would remain this way throughout the rest of the first quarter.

The Mitchell County Eagles had possession as the second quarter got underway. Both teams’ defense played one heck of game this first half. Mitchell County was switching out quarterbacks left and right, but each one was sacked, and passes were intercepted by Pirate defenders. Miller County’s #9 Marcus Bullard intercepted a long airmail Eagle pass, and the Pirates were working their way down field as the first half came to an end.

Once again the halftime show with the Miller County Marching Band under the field direction of Drum Major Daniel Allen performed excellently as well as the Mitchell County Eagles’ Band. These groups of young students work hard all during the week to be prepared on Friday nights. We are very proud of our band and band boosters.

The second half was nothing but a nightmare! The Pirates were on the receiving end at the beginning, but after four plays the pig was booted away. It did not take the Eagles long to score with Jesse Atkins’ 24 yard run, and the point attempt was on target, which put the Eagles up 7-6. Then the Eagles added another six yard touchdown made by Justin Scott Wesley. The point attempt was a nobrainer, but the Eagles held the lead 13-6.

It was an unfortunate situation for one of the officials as he felt the hit from MC’s #12 T.T. Barber as he clipped the wings out from under Jesse Atkins and the legs of the official. Time stood still momentarily as the official was taken care of by Miller County EMTs.

As the game resumed, Miller County’s #10 Marvin Grant broke out like a miniature race horse for an 85 yard touchdown, but the two point conversion by Grant was broken up by the Eagles making the score stand at 13-12 still in Eagles’ favor.

The Eagles got another touchdown a few minutes later as Eagle- Ja’Kyari Jenkins intercepted Cunningham’s pass for a 65 yard run. The point attempt was on, putting the Eagles up 20-12. Then Mitchell’s Atkins coated the win for the Eagles with a 33 yard run just inside with only 2:57 left in the game. The point attempt was no good, but the Eagles were moving further away, 26-12. As the clock was ticking down Mitchell County Eagles’ Desmond Jones scored a 55 yard touchdown from a Pirate interception with only 18.1 second.

This was hard game to swallow, but the Pirates are strong and powerful, and our boys will overcome this tragic loss. Next week it will be Homecoming for the Pirates. We have several beautiful young ladies representing grades ninth through 12th. One of the senior girls will be crowned our 2010 Homecoming Queen. The team, coaches, cheerleaders, and band hope to see a full stadium next Friday night as the Miller County Pirates take on the Calhoun County Cougars with game time beginning at 8:00 p.m.

NOTE: An apology goes out to Herman Williams, our cheerleading Pirate Mascot. Herman has been dedicated to the cheerleading program and is doing a great job as our Mascot. Thanks, Herman for you and our cheerleading squad!

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