Pirates run past North Side on new turf

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.