Pirates finding football success right down the line

Their nickname is the “big uglies,” but to running backs and quarterbacks they are the often the most beautiful sight.

It’s no different in Granbury, where Pirates quarterback Ryan Suitt has had plenty of time to throw the ball and the running backs have had big holes to run through, thanks to the offensive line.

“They take pride in keeping Ryan as untouched as he can be,” said Granbury head coach Scotty Pugh. “And it’s nice to know the running backs are always going to have holes.”

The O-line features the senior leadership of Alex Brown, Garrett King and Ian McMasters, along with up-and-comer Brenden Seago, a sophomore, and numerous others, said Pugh.

“It’s good to know you’ve got all those veteran guys in the heat of battle, and they’ve done a really good job of helping those others along,” said Pugh.

“They’ve allowed us to be balanced.”

Pugh said linemen are also very smart players.

“A lot of times they have to know more than the quarterback,” said Pugh. “On one play they have to change three or four assignments.”

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