CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) In the Tennessee Valley's so-called "Swashbuckler Bowl", give the plundered treasure to the Boyd-Buchanan Buccaneers, who made their South Pittsburg Pirate bretheren walk the plank en route to a 28-12 win Friday night at David L. Boyd Field.
Set up by a Jake Harden interception early in the first quarter, Boyd gets right to work quickly with this 7 yard QB keep by Cooper Hodge.
Much to the approval of his tight end Jack Keebler, out with dual surgeries to both hands earlier this week.
14-0 Boyd and looking for more until Dajuan Ford steps into the pass route and turns this into a pick six the other way, 14-6 Pirates on the missed extra point.
Another South Pittsburg turnover sets up Boyd at midfield and they cap it with a 28 yard Cooper hodge keeper for touchdown, it was 21-6 Boyd at the break.
Second half and the Bucs' first possession ends with a 47 yard bust up the gut by Cooper Hodge for a 28-6 Bucs lead.
Late in the game, South Pittsburg embraces the short pass with success.
A few dinks and dunks precede the Pirate's lone offensive score of the night with Hogan Holland along his own number from the Bucs' 1 yard line for the score.
28-12 Bucs win as Boyd rolls to its ninth consecutive win.
Both head coaches quite complimentary of one another afterward.
" Yeah, we knew they were a good team, you're not number one without being good, I thought my guys played hard tonight but we're just not there yet," said South Pittsburg's Vic Grider.
" I'm glad we got the win, a good, quality team we played tonight, they were well prepared for us, they played hard but we've got some things to clean up and get ready for next week," said a victorious Grant Reynolds.
The Buccaneers go for a perfect regular season mark next Friday at home with the cross town Silverdale Seahawks.
South Pittsburg closes the regular season schedule at home as well, with Grace Baptist heading west for the Pirates Cove.