Pirates win Southern States Athletic Conference Crossroads Championship Cup

It was fifty degrees cold outside, and the wind frosted the air with a distinct aura of victory…the Sneads Pirates traveled to Liberty County on November 5 and claimed the Bulldog territory as their own.

The game started out a little rocky for the Pirates when they fumbled the ball, and the Bulldogs made a swift recovery running in the first touchdown of the game.

It didn’t take long for the Pirates to clap back, recover a Bulldog fumble, and run in their own touchdown.

The referees threw out an overabundant amount of penalty flags against Sneads; thus, causing an added stress factor to the already-dropping cold temperatures.

Sneads Pirate Jack O’Brian (#35), surrounded by his teammates, holds the trophy his team won in the November 5 game against the Liberty County Bulldogs.

Although the student athletes faced many challenges throughout the game, it was still action-packed with plenty of great plays.

In the last seconds of the first half, the Bulldogs attempted a two-point conversion, but the Pirates blocked it and recovered the ball again!

By the end of the third quarter, Sneads was in the lead 17-7, and the score stayed the same for the remainder of the game.

Sneads proudly took the Southern States Athletic Conference Crossroads Cup home and are currently preparing to faceoff with Liberty again for the playoffs on November 12.

Coach Bill Thomas proudly shared his feelings to the Chattahoochee News-Herald and Sneads Sentinel: “I’m proud of how this team has matured and handled adversity. We had a lot of injuries early on in the season. This team rebounded and didn’t make excuses, just found a way to get it done. It shows me that they are prepared for life.”

Patricia Smith – Gadsden County News Service


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