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The stands were packed for the Pirates home scrimmage game. The next home game will be Sept. 8 against Randolph-Clay High School of Cuthbert County.

Pirates fall to Temple; two more away games

The Pike County Pirates football team had a tough start to the season as they traveled more than an hour and a half to play Temple High School Friday night.

The Pirates will continue the road trip as they face Jasper/Monticello on the road this Friday, Aug. 25 and then they will travel to Southwest Macon on Friday, Sept. 1. The Pirates will have their first official home game of the season as they host Youth Night and face Randolph Clay Friday, Sept. 8 with kickoff at 7:30 p.m.

Temple set the pace in the first quarter, putting up 12 unanswered points in the first quarter with the Pirates heading to the locker room down 36-6 at the half. Temple turned the heat back up in the third quarter as they pushed the Pirates around and ran the score up to 51-6. The Pirates defense fought hard in the final quarter and the final score was 57-6.

Offensively, #4 Bryce Sammons had four rushes for 68 yards and the only Pirates touchdown.

Defensively, Jayln Hudson had 13 tackes, 1.5 sacks and one tackle for a loss.

On special teams, Cameron Tuggle had a 34-yard kick off return and a special teams tackle.

“It was a rough night for some good kids and men,” said coach Craig Chatman.

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