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[Photos by Walter Geiger / Pike County Journal Reporter] Pirates quarterback #10 Gage Lee scrambles while searching for a receiver against the Lamar County Trojans. Pirates defensive players attack a Trojans player during last Friday night’s game on the road.

Pirates host homecoming this Friday night

Students, teachers and fans of the Pike County school system will celebrate homecoming this Friday against Upson-Lee as they wear black and ‘Blackout the House’ Friday night with kickoff set for 7 p.m. 

Last week, the Pirates returned from their first bye week of the season and faced Lamar County who had a #8 ranking in Class A and had just been handed their first loss of the season. Pike County was coming off a 14-3 loss to the Howard “Huskies.” With the presence of Hurricane Ian moving the game up 24 hours, both teams were dealing with a change in schedule.  Thursday night proved to be a beautiful night for football weather wise, and a beautiful night to be a Lamar County fan.    

From the opening kick-off, the Lamar County Trojans were dominant.  Forcing a three and out on the opening series, it took one play to score for the Trojan offense as C.J. Allen scored his first of 5 touchdowns on the night.  Lamar County led 28-0 before the Pirates got on the board with a 68-yard run by Jakilen King.  That was the offensive highlight of the night for the Pirates. The Pirates offense turned it over four times on the night, and all of those were fumbles. Lamar put up 42 points in the first half, and then coasted the rest of the way to an easy 49-7 Homecoming victory.  

Join the Pirates this Friday as they return home after a four-week absence from Zebulon. This week’s match-up with Upson-Lee will make the Pirates first region game of 2022. It is an extremely important game in terms of play-off contention. The Pirates and Knights both enter the game 2-4 with no region record.

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