Turnovers, penalties doom Pirates in opener

By Dan Luker

The Vidor Pirates opened the 2015 high school football campaign by hosting the Bay High School Tornados from Panama City, Florida. An expected capacity crowd on the home side saw the Tornadoes take a hard fought 19-7 win over a mistake prone Pirate squad. Vidor turned the ball over 5 times and were penalized three times for personal foul infractions to go along with a couple of drive killing holding penalties. Even with the mistakes, the Pirates were in position to take the win with just over two minutes left in the game. Unfortunately a big hit by the Tornado defense caused a turnover that led to a “scoop and score” play for Bay High that led to the final score and put the game out of reach.

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