Playing the starters in the first half only, the Granbury Pirates built a 42-0 halftime advantage and that was the final score as the Pirates (2-0) defeated Fort Worth North Side in the inaugural game the new synthetic turf on Johnny Perkins Field at Pirate Stadium. Malik Allen rushed for 122 yards and a pair of touchdowns (2, 21 yards), Peyton Gilmore gained 111 yards and scored (17 yards), and Ryan Suitt threw touchdown passes of 26 yards to Mitchell May and 21 yards to Thomas Weaver. Kevin Hennard returned a punt 61 yards for a touchdown and had an interception.
Game ends. Final score, Granbury 42, North Side 0.
Pirates move to North Side 9, but back to back fumbles turns ball over at own 28 with 2:03 left in game.
After another bad snap, North Side punt goes 5 yards. Pirates have first and 10 at Steers 15 with 4:25 left in third.
Steers take over at own 1 with 6:42 left in third.
Following a bad snap on a punt, Pirates get ball at North Side 8. Rylan Hill rushes to 1, then Pirates are set back to 11 with back-to-back illegal procedure penalties. A loss of a yard leaves them with third and goal at 12. Spencer Martin gains 6, fourth and goal from 6. Turn ball over on downs at 1.
Third quarter ends with North Side facing third and 5 at its own 18, Granbury up 42-0.
Pirates set up shop at own 48. They drive to North Side 13 but turn the ball over on downs with 1:04 left in third.
Steers punt, three yard return. Granbury first and 10 at own 48 with 6:37 left in third.
Kickoff goes out of bounds, Granbury gets ball at own 39 to start second half. Fabian Gamez rushes 20 yards to North Side 41. Pirates punt for first time, Jacob Rose’s kick goes into end zone, 43 yarder. Steers take over at own 20.
Correction – Rose is 6-for-6 kicking PATs.
Correction – North Side has two first downs.
First downs – Granbury 13, North Side 1
Rushing yards – Granbury 241, North Side 68
Passing yards – Granbury 62, North Side 0
Granbury individual leaders
Rushing – Malik Allen 9-122, 2 TDs; Peyton Gilmore 11-111, 1 TD.
Passing – Ryan Suitt 3-5, 62 yards, 2 TDs, 0 Int.
Receiving – Thomas Weaver 2-36, 1 TD; Mitchell May 1-26, TD.
Defense – Kevin Hennard interception.
Special teams – Kevin Hennard 61-yard punt return for TD, Jacob Rose 7 PAT kicks.
Pirates substitute on offense, drive from own 48 to North Side 9 but turn ball over on downs. First half ends with Granbury up 42-0.
North Side reaches Granbury 48, first time in Pirate territory.
North Side gets first first down on a Granbury penalty,15 yards. Ball at own 48.
No return of kickoff, Steers start at own 25.
Tristen Gilmmore recovers a fumble at North Side 32, Two plays later, Peyton Gilmore scores from 16 yards out. Rose PAT kick, 42-0 Pirates witih 6:19 left in first half.
No return of kickoff. Steers start at own 25 as Granbury puts in mostly second-teamers on defense.
Suitt hits Weaver, who scampers in for a 21-yard TD pass. Rose kicks PAT, 35-0 with 7:47 left in first half.
Timeout, injury to North Side player helped off field.
Facing a third and 10, Pirates get a first down on North Side pass interference penalty. Next play, Allen rushes 37 yards to Steers 26.
North Side punts for fourth time in game, 45 yards, no return. Granbury ball at own 22 with 9 minutes left in first half.
No return of kickoff, Steers start at own 28.
Allen caps possession with a 21-yard TD run, Rose kicks PAT. Pirates lead 28-0 with 11:05 left in second quarter.
Steers forced to punt, Hennard has TD return wiped out by penalty. Pirates set up camp at own 44 and drive to North Side 32 as first period comes to end.
Steers return kickoff from 3 yards deep to own 24.
Pirates need five plays to go up 21-0 as Malik Allen scores from 2 yards out and Rose kicks PAT. 3:35 left in first.
On third and 6, Hennard intercepts a Steers pass at North Side 40, first and 10 Granbury, 5:10 left in first.
Kickoff goes out of end zone. Steers start on own 25.
The Steers go three and out on second possession and punt, Granbury’s Kevin Hennard returns it 61 yards for a score. Jacob Rose adds second PAT kick, 14-0, 6:39 left in opening quarter.
After forcing the Steers to punt, the Pirates went 58 yards in four plays, capped by a 26-yard TD pass from Ryann Suitt to Mitchell May with 8:45 left in first.
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