Mainland grinded out a win against Matanzas on Friday, Oct. 12.
The Buccaneers were a heavy favorite heading into their matchup against Matanzas on the night of Friday, Oct. 12. But after one quarter of football, the two-win Pirates and Buccaneers were both scoreless.
The Buccaneer’s Kevon McCrary recovered a fumble on the first play of the game, and the Pirates recorded an interception on the second play of the game. The Pirates forced four turnovers and held the Buccaneers to one touchdown in the first half.
Mainland scored twice in the fourth quarter to pull away: Running back D’Andre McMillian scored on a 6-yard run, and receiver Shawn Daffin hauled in a 20-yard pass for a touchdown.
The Buccaneers (5-3, 3-0) won 21-6. It was the fifth time this season that the Buccaneers' offense, which is averaging 28.1 points per game, scored under 30 points.
The Buccaneers haven't eclipsed the 30-point mark since their 44-point outburst in a win over Pine Ridge on Sept. 14.