2017-09-13 / Sports

Pirates’ rally falls short

PECK – The Peck Pirates could not convert a pair of two-point conversions in the fourth quarter on Friday night, and it was costly.

The Pirates rallied from a 16-point deficit in NCTL Stripes Division play but came up short in a, 22-20, loss at home against Bay City All Saints. The loss left Peck at 1-1 in the division and 1-2 overall. The Cougars are 2-0 and 2-1.

After The Pirates jumped out front in the opening quarter on a 19 yard TD run and two-point conversion by sophomore Caleb Potter, All Saints scored the next three touchdowns to go up by 14, 22-8, by early in the fourth quarter.

The Cougars first two TDs came on runs of six and 62 yards by JP Szcepka and were followed by a pair of two point conversion. The last score, in the fourth quarter, was on a 19 yard interception return.

Peck, though, was not done. Aaron Booth scored on a 32 yard pass play from quarterback Garrett Overstreet to pull his team within eight, but the Pirates failed in the two-point try.

A few minutes later, with time running down, Overstreet punched it in from two yards out to pull within two. But, again, a two-point conversion try failed.

Peck actually held an edge in total offense, finishing with 222 yards rushing and another 142 through the air. The Cougars had 199 on the ground and 50 passing.

Overstreet ran for 110 yards on 22 carries and also completed 8 of 17 passes for the 142. Potter added 112 yards on the ground on 25 carries while Booth finished with three receptions for 73 yards.

The Pirates will try to get back on track in Stripes play this Friday night when they visit rival CPS (1-1, 1-2).

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