Upbeat Pirates heading to The Reservation to take on PNG Indians

Coming off a 42-36 triple overtime loss to the Crosby Cougars last week, the Vidor Pirates have put that game behind them and are looking forward to taking on their long time midcounty nemesis, the Port- Neches Groves Indians, on their home turf. He a d Co a c h J e f f Mathews said the Pirates’ practice this week saw the team fired up and ready to take it to the Indians. “They probably took it better than I did,” Coach Mathews said. “We worked hard in practice, live tackling, fundamentals, blocking, anything we did, it was ‘yes sir’.

They are ready.” With PNG’s blue-chip QB Roschon Johnson expected to be healthy for the game, the Pirates will have to be in top form for Friday.

“They are as good as Crosby,” Mathews said. “Big offensive linemen. They try to count you, spread you out and try to make you go man-to man coverage. They try to cross you up and throw the ball deep.


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