Pirates take down Tigers, 34-28
By Stacey Cato and Hunter Dawkins
Sep 30, 2017, 00:40
Despite inconsistent moments throughout the game, the Pass Christian Pirates won the first district game of the season at Tank Williams Field against Bay St. Louis. The Pirates soared to a 34-28 victory behind the stable running of Tionne Frost, who carried 24 attempts for 279 yards and 4 touchdowns.
“We go how Tionne goes,” said Pass Christian Head Football Coach Casey Wittmann. “We have to improve all aspects as we'll get into tough district play next week.”
After the Tigers were unsuccessful on the first 7 play series, Frost powered through Bay's defense for a 62-yard touchdown. Once kicker Reis Baughman converted the extra point, the early score was 7-0.
Bay marched down the field, but Tiger quarterback Jaylan Wilson threw a 3rd down interception to Pirate defensive back Joshua Tinson to stop the drive. However, the Pirates failed to move the ball down the field and put the Bay High Tigers in great position at midfield at the start of the second quarter.
The Tigers’ Wilson took advantage of that opportunity, as he threw a 40 yard strike to Kesaun Laneaux for a touchdown. Kicker Dawson Kotsakos conversion tied the score with 9:09 left in the half.
Following that possession, the Tigers got the ball again with decent field position and Wilson raced down the sidelines on the third play from 71 yards and a score with 3:45 left in the half. Even though the extra point was blocked, the hosting Bay Tigers were up 13-7.
Frost turned on his motor to finish the half scoring from 57 yards out on the next possession and a 46-yard touchdown with 37 seconds left in the half leaving the half at 21-13 Pass Christian.
Third quarter series were back and forth, ultimately with the Tigers on a 51-yard run from Wilson with 6:36 left.
The 4th quarter belonged to the Pass, even with a close score, as Pirate quarterback Dustin Allison took a two-yard sneak in after a seven-play drive with 8:14 left in the game.
With a solid special teams return, Bay scored a touchdown quickly to tie the game 28-28 on a flea flicker from Laneaux to Wilson from 19 yards out and a two-point conversion with 7:30 left.
Tionne Frost got the last laugh when he scored from three yards on a 12-play series with 1:14 left in the game. That left the final score as 34-28.
“Bay High has one of the best players on the coast (Jaylan Wilson) and prepared us for district play,” said Wittmann.
Pass Christian is 3-3 overall, 1-0 district play. Bay High is 0-6, 0-1.
Pass Christian hosts East Central next week while Bay plays at St. Stanislaus for the annual Crab Trap bowl. Both games are at 7 p.m.