2010-10-27 / Front Page

Pirates win over Red Devils, 21-12

by Glenda Bailey

Pirates had the Devils crawling after that hit by Juwan Jones. Pirates had the Devils crawling after that hit by Juwan Jones. The smell of something grilling is always good when you are at a football game. It is a sign of excitement in the air. Well, last Friday night the Miller County Pirates rolled into Randolph-Clay with the Pirate momentum. The Back Death Defense hovered over the Red Devils’ field all night long. Randolph Clay played hard, but the Pirates stood strong to win and ended with an overall record of 6-2 and in Region 1-A, 4-1.

The Pirate captains were Caleb Cunningham, Brian Lovering and Marcus Bullard. As the game began, Miller County was on the receiving end of the little pig falling down into Marvin Grant’s arms. Grant brought the ball back up to their own 30 yard line before being stopped by the Red Devils. Each team rotated the pig with a great defense stopping each offense. On the Pirates’ next possession, Grant and Barber rotated out the pig picking up four first downs before Barber strolled into the Red Devils’ end zone for a touchdown. Brian Lovering’s point attempt was on target, putting the Pirates up 7-0. Once again the Black Death Defense hovered over the Red Devils, stopping them from gaining any yardage and points as the first quarter came to an end.

Just inside the second quarter with Miller County having possession deep into the Red Devils’ territory, Cunningham connected with Jacoby Jones for a first and goal. Next, Cunningham slipped the pig into the hands of Marvin Grant for a six yard touchdown run. Lovering’s point attempt was low, but the Pirates were up 13-0. From then on throughout the rest of the second quarter, both defenses played hard.

The Miller County Pirate Pride Band under the direction of Drum Major Daniel Allen performed for the Red Devil fans. It is always a pleasure to watch the Pirate Pride come out; it brings back memories of yesteryear. If you are filled with Pirate Pride like a lot of us, you cannot hold the feeling of excitement.

As the third quarter got underway, the Red Devils were on the receiving end, picking up five first downs and a touchdown. Their two point conversion was stopped short, but unfortunately the Devils were on the scoreboard, 13-6.

The Devils booted to the Pirates with Miller County’s # 99 Juwan Jones receiving down at his own five yard line. What happened next was totally bodacious! Jones broke out with a gallop, running a 95 yard touchdown. Wow! Jarrett Rahymes took the pig in for the two point conversion, moving Miller County up 21-6. Several of the offensive Red Devils felt the impact of T.T. Barber, Juwan Jones, and Jarrett (Man-Man) Rahymes as the Devils’ imprints were left out on the field. Ouch!

The Red Devils just did squeak by the Pirates with another touchdown, but once again their two point conversion was broken up by Miller County #22 Rico Williams. The score stood 21-12.

The fourth and final quarter was a bit scary as neither team added any more points to the board. There were times when each team came in close of scoring, but as time ran out, Miller County had possession as the last second ticked off clock with the Miller County Pirates’ victory.

T.T. Barber had 126 of 155 rushing yards in the first half but was held to 29 yards in the second half of the game. The Pirates will be taking on the Seminole County Indians over in Donalsonville this coming Friday night. The Family Feud is always exciting to watch whether it is in Miller or Seminole. Coach Ingram and Coach Kill have coached together and have the respect and love of the game. Both of Coach Ingram’s sons were Pirates, and they played with heart.

So come on over to Donalsonville to watch the game of the year. The Pirates, cheerleaders, band, and coaches hope to see a large support over in Donalsonville as the Miller County Pirates take on the Seminole County Indians.

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