Pirates JV football team rallies late, beats Hallsville 32-26

Chris Bowie
Boonville Daily News

The Boonville Pirates JV football team showed no quit Tuesday night on the road against the Hallsville Indians.

Down three with two minutes to go in the game with Hallsville taking possession of the ball, the Pirates rallied back with a great defensive stand to get the ball back with 1:20 left and then scored the winning touchdown with 20 seconds remaining to beat the Indians in a back and forth affair 32-26.

While improving to 1-1 on the season, Boonville JV coach Ryan Brimer said this was a great game from start to finish. “Our offense made a huge jump from last week to this week,” Brimer said. “We were able to make some halftime adjustments and we ran the ball very well in the second half. Defensively, our defensive line controlled the game from start to finish. I was proud of our enthusiasm and how we never quit. It was one of the most exciting games I’ve ever been part of.”

The go-ahead touchdown for the Pirates came as a result of a 21-yard pass from quarterback Evan Bishop to Cooper Pfeiffer.

Bishop finished the game for Boonville, completing 18 of 35 passes for 248 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions.

Maddox Douglas was the leading rusher for Boonville with five carries for 52 yards. Eli Stock finished the game with 17 carries for 40 yards, while Will Stock had four carries for 35 yards, Jamal Franklin one carry for 12 yards, Jacob White one carry for 4 yards, and Blake Griffin one carry for 3 yards.

Ross Brackman also had a big night in receiving yards with four catches for 118 yards and two touchdowns. Griffin finished the game with four receptions for 52 yards, while Pfeiffer had three catches for 37 yards and one score, Douglas three catches for 14 yards and one score, Will Stock two catches for 12 yards, Rhad Leathers one catch for 8 yards and Eli Stock one catch for 7 yards.

On defense for the Pirates, Langston Hall finished the game with nine total tackles with 1.5 tackles for loss, one sack and one caused fumble. Conner Baysinger had seven tackles, one tackle for loss, one sack and one blocked punt in the game, while Will Stock added seven tackles and one tackle for loss, Blake Griffin six total tackles and two tackles for loss, Trent Maxwell four tackles, one half tackle for loss and one half sack, Maddox Douglas three tackles and one tackle for loss, Chase Amos and Isaiah Escamilla each with three total tackles, Gage Hodges two tackles and one tackle for loss, Blake Richardson two tackles, one half tackle for loss and one half sack, Levi Martin, Ross Brackman, Rhad Leathers, and Jamal Franklin each with two tackles, Lance Haynes one tackle and one caused fumble, and Eli Stock and Cooper Pfeiffer with one tackle apiece.