Pirates run over McLaurin Tigers
By Joseph Keys
Aug 24, 2013, 00:32
The Pass Christian Pirates shut out the McLaurin High Tigers 28-0 Friday night in Pass Christian.
The Pirates' potent offense and stingy defense proved to be too much for the Tigers. The Pirates rushed for 397 yards on 47 carries and literally ran over a tired McLaurin High Tiger defense.
The Pirates scored on their first two offensive possessions and never looked back.
The Pirates’ offense was fueled by running back Prescott Williams, who rushed for 139 yards on 10 carries and one touchdown; and Devin Swanier who rushed for two touchdowns.
Prescott scored on the Pirates’ opening drive with a 16-yard touchdown run ,making the score six to zero. The point-after attempt was blocked.
Then minutes later running back Devin Swanier took a hand-off from quarter back Tyler Ladner and rumbled nine yards to pay dirt, making the score 12 to nothing.
The pirates added a twopoint conversion when Ladner handed the ball off to Blake Keel, making the score 14-0.
With just a little over eight minutes left before half-time, Swanier scored his second touchdown of the night with a 13-yard touchdown run.
The point-after was good and the Pirates took a 21-0 advantage into the locker room at half time.
The Pirates added another touchdown in the third quarter when Ladner scored on a keeper from 11 yards out, making the score 28-0 with just over four minutes remaining in the four quarter to close out the scoring.
The Pirates advanced the ball inside the Tiger one yard line with just over two minutes left to play, but ran out the clock to end the game.
The Pass defense also came up big, shutting down the Tiger offense and forcing four turnovers, three fumbles and one interception.
Overall Pass Christian Coach Casey Wittmann was very pleased with his team’s effort.
"They were a good team,” Wittman said Friday. “We knew they were a good team. With our effort (tonight) I could not ask for anything more.”