2017-10-11 / Sports

Pirates fall out of Stripes title chase

KINDE – The Peck Pirates were aiming to make the NCTL Stripes football title chase a three-team race on Friday night.

The North Huron Warriors, though, had a different idea.

The Warriors went to 6-0 in the division Friday by gradually pulling away to a, 22-0, win over the Pirates. North Huron shares the lead with Bay City All Saints and will host the Cougars on Oct. 20 to decide the Stripes division title. Both teams are 6-1 overall.

Peck, meanwhile, slid to 4-2 and 4-3 overall.

North Huron used a steady running attack to plod its way past the Pirates. However, the only score in the first half came on a 20 yard pass play from Ty Knoblock to Andrew Pechette. Austin Leavine ran in the two-point conversion.

In the third quarter, the Warriors added a four yard TD run from Frank Duda to go up by 14.

The final tally came on a 75 yard burst from Mike Craig while Leavine added the two-pointer to finish off the scoring.

For the game, North Huron rushed for 267 yards, 192 coming from Craig, and added 85 yards passing.

The Pirates, though, could not move the ball on offense and finished with 32 yards rushing and 62 passing. Fifty-two of those yards came in one play, a 52 yard pass play from Garrett Overstreet to Caleb Potter. Overstreet led the ground game with 32 yards on eight tries.

In a NCTL crossover game this Friday night, Peck will get another severe challenge when they host Deckerville (6-1), a co-leader in the Stars Division.

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