The Pike Pirates hosted the FPD Vikings tonight in the football home opener. Realtime scoring from the game was provided by Greg Parrot and compiled by Rachel McDaniel. Due to early deadlines because of the Labor Day Holiday, check the Sept. 14 edition for the game recap and check back next Friday night for realtime updates.
Trying to be unbiased just got home from the game
09/02/11 at 09:27 PM
Well to start off with the safety by Pike to start the game put Pike in a Whole 2 zip to start with then that left FPD with a shorter then normal field to work with after the kickoff from Pike. So down 9-0 in no time. So Pike had to try and dig out of a Hole, well they finally did. Then just regular football by both team left Pike with the ball down by 5. Pike Had a great kickoff return to put them in good position with appx 2 minutes left. Well bottom line was there was a should have been non call pass interference then Pike had a bad call go their way on fourth down. Then Pike once again had a holding call and put them in a tougher situation but Pike Worked it down close and it the game basically came down to a Fourth and appx 3 yards to go for a first and about 11 yards to go for a Touchdown. Well Pike Used a timeout and then FPD countered with a timeout and well Pike stepped up to the line and decided to pass the ball and it was not a perfect throw but catchable and FPD got the ball back and took some knees to run out the clock. But going back to that fourth down call well the left side of the offensive line of Pike had a serious mismatch, with basically only one defender over there and three blockers but obviously they did not see this. It would have been a simple first down or possibly even a game winning TD if they would have went left. But you know what they are young they will learn and it was great to be a Pike County Football Game. GO PIRATES!
The Pirate football team played a good game and showed alot of class.The coaches are doing a great job!! When the game was over tonight both teams got in a big huddle in the middle of the field and said a prayer together.Our players kept their heads high and showed great sportsmanship.Coach Webber is doing an Awesome as a head coach/
The Bottom line Pike County Coaching staff got outcoached. Yep Players made mistakes but it is the coaches responsibility to teach them not to make mistakes.
Then yes correct the left side of the pike county offense was wide open for a simple first down road or most likely a touchdown.
This is one of those easy games Pike should have won.
Oh by the way Pike Defensive coach how many times you going to let your secondary get sucked in and burned for long gains? Better expect it coming everyone knows you are super vulnerable to that now.