Bears prowled into Vidor Pirate territory Friday night and found the Pirates

had a Bear trap. When the lights went out the Pirates had outscored the Bears

36-14. Next Friday the Bears will host the PGN Indians. The Indians will be

hoping to upset the Bears homecoming game. Looking at the stats for both teams,

anything is possible, but games are not won on paper. Both PNG and LCM are 4-3

for the season. PNG is 2-2 in district, LCM 1-3.

Under the

Friday night lights, Vidor took the kickoff and showed that they were ready to

play. On the third play Pirate David Smallwood bullied the Bears and ran 45

yards for a touchdown. The point after was good and the score was 7-0, Pirates.

The Bears

started play on their own 34 yard line. The Bears moved the ball to the Pirate

six yard line and were looking at a third and goal situation. Things turned

bad, Pirate Austin Rodriguez was in the right place at the wrong time and

intercepted a pass in the end zone. The quarter ended with the Pirates pretty

much controlling the game.

The Pirates

started the second quarter on their own 30 yard line and put together a solid

drive, picking up four first downs on 11 plays and scoring from the two yard

line. The good PAT made the score 14-0 with 8:04 left on the clock.

Late in the

second quarter the Pirates were holding tough on the Bear 34 yard line. The

Bear defense held tougher and kept the Pirates away from touchdown territory.

All the Pirates were able to pull out of that drive was a field goal by Brandon

Clayton. His 27 yard booting of the ball made the score 17-0 with 26 seconds

left in the second half.

Early in the

second half things looked good for the Bears. They held the Pirates on their first

possession and took over the ball on the Pirate 41 yard line. On the Bears

third play Brilon Douglas threw a pass into the hands of Jordan Harmon and put

the Bears on the scoreboard. Trent Manuel booted the PAT and the score was


The Pirates

took the ball and played mad. They started play on their own 17 yard line and

in nine plays took the ball across the goal line again. The high point of that

drive was a 66 yard run by Montana Quirante. Another good PAT and the Pirates

were ahead by a score of 24-7 with one minute on the clock.

The Pirates

kicked and the Bears started their possession on the 14 yard line. The second

and ten was blown apart by Pirates J.B. Smith and Zayne Simmons. The pair got

through the offensive line and dropped the Bear quarterback for a safety. The

board now showed 26-7, Pirates still in the lead.

The safety

punt put the Pirates in possession on the 45 yard line. On the first play

Smallwood found an open hole in the defense and made a 55 yard run to cross the

goal line. Clayton’s accurate foot on the PAT brought the score to 33-7 with

11:49 on the clock.

The Bears

stalled and the Pirates took the ball to field goal range. Clayton knocked a 25

yard shot over the poles and made the score 36-7.

For the rest

of the game the Bears played hard, but time was against them. Their last hurrah

was a 12 play, 80 yard drive that ended with Kyle Herfurth crossing over from

the one yard line. Manuel’s good PAT ended the game with a score of 36-14.

The ending stats

showed both teams with 15 first downs. LCM controlled the air with 150 yards

passing compared to Vidor’s 23. Rushing was a different matter the Bears only

gained 60 yards compared to Vidor’s 395.