Pirates Steal the Lions Victory

Pirates Steal the Lions Victory

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com

CROSSVILLE, Ala. — In Class 5A, Region 6 play, the Boaz Pirates defeated the Crossville Lions, 46-15 on Friday night. 

The Lions took the early lead when Kolby Lesley intercepted the ball.  Hunter Haston connected with Antonio Quintana with 4:45 remaining in the first. The Lions successfully went for two, giving the Lions the early 8-0 lead. 

 After a Crossville fumble, Boaz scored with 10:46 remaining in the second.  The extra point failed making the score 8-6.  With 2:13 remaining in the first half, Boaz scored after another interception.  The Pirates went for two, making the score 12-8.  The Pirates scored on the last play of the half, on a 99-yard touchdown pass.  The Pirates went for 2 but were shut down by the Lions.  Boaz went into intermission with the 18-8 advantage. 

Boaz scored on the second play of the third quarter on a 71-yard run.  The extra point was good, giving the Pirates the 25-8 lead.  With 4:16 remaining in the third, the Pirates added more points to the board with a 28-yard pass into the endzone.  The PAT was good, giving Boaz the 32-8 advantage. 

After a Lions fumble, with 10:48 remaining in regulation play, Boaz barrelled down the field for 80-yards to score.  The PAT increased the Pirates lead to 39-8.  With 5:55 remaining in the  game, Boaz scampered in for their last touchdown of the night on a 67-yard drive.  The PAT was good and Boaz increased their lead to 46-8.  Crossville scored their final touchdown of the night, on a 66-yard run by Noah Williams to make the final score 46-15.

Crossville has an open week this week on their schedule.