Pirates ambush Cumby
From Staff Reports

Sept. 18, 2004 - CUMBY - The Cumby Trojans wrapped up the non-district portion of their 2004 schedule with a record of 2-2 after a 28-21 loss to the Simms James Bowie Pirates Friday night at Trojan Stadium.

The Trojans were 15-point favorites heading into the contest, but gave up over 400 yards of offense to a Pirates team that was 1-2 coming into the contest.

Coach Kent Hawthorne's team will now prepare for their second straight home contest and District 17-A opener against the Celeste Blue Devils, a team that was idle Friday night and has a record of 0-3 going into district play.

Cumby opened up an early 6-0 lead on a touchdown run by senior Brandon Brown. Matt Steward missed the opening PAT of the game.

Late in the first quarter, Steven Boss scampered 65 yards to paydirt on a punt return to give the Trojans a 13-0 lead. Steward nailed the PAT good.

Bowie scored their first touchdown late in the first quarter and then converted on the two-point conversion to cut the deficit to 13-8.

Senior Charle Chavez capitalized on a touchdown-scoring drive for the Trojans in the second quarter to extend the lead back to 21-8 before the Pirates wrapped up the half with one final score for a 21-16 halftime score.

James Bowie delivered the knockout punch in the second half by scoring the final two touchdowns, but they missed both of their two-point conversion attempts in the half.

Steward ended the game six-of-13 for 67 yards and one interception in the game, while Brown rushed for 71 yards on 17 carries and one touchdown.

Jake Petty was the team's leading receiver with 37 yards on two receptions.

Going into the game, James Bowie's only win was against the Detroit Eagles 21-14 during Week Two of the season, and they will start preparing for Oakwood. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. with the location to be announced.

In other games involving 17-A teams, Rivercrest handed Alba-Golden their fourth loss of the season by a 34-0 score, Detroit took care of Maud 16-12, Melissa defeated Dallas Life Academy 35-6, Union Hill defeated Wolfe City 28-0, and Quinlan Boles played at Carlisle but no score was reported.

District 17-A teams begin district play next week with the following schedule: Quinlan Boles travels to Detroit, Melissa will host Rivercrest, and the Wolfe City Wolves will be idle next week.

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