Pirates suffer first district loss

By Randall Luker

Missed opportunities, miscues and a scrappy Nederland team that never gave up contributed to the Pirates first loss of the season at Pirate Stadium Saturday.

The early afternoon game took a toll on spectators, players and performers with the 90 degree heat and comparable humidity sending a score of students for heat related treatment in nearby ambulances or the fieldhouse.

Vidor won the toss and deferred. The Quirante kick was deep, to the 5, and Nederland ran it out to the 18, where they began their opening drive. A three yard pickup on first was followed by a 13 yard pickup by Kevon Latolus. Facing third and nine, Devon Simmons ran to the 49 and another Nederland first down.


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