Pirates open season by dominating San Marcos

Staff Report

The Santa Ynez Pirates team started their 2017 football season by crushing the San Marcos Royals, 65-22, on Aug. 25.

“I am proud of the team and their effort. It was a total team victory,” said Coach Josh McClurg.

In the first quarter the score was 42-10. The second quarter was scoreless, but the Pirates scored another 23 points in the third to the Royals’ 6. In the fourth, the Royals got another touchdown without the extra point.

Travis Vreeland ran in a 56-yard reception just before halftime, and quarterback Dustin Gregg scored another one to gave the Pirates a 42-7 halftime lead.

Trey Duus made one of the memorable plays of the game when he broke free of the line and ran the ball 70 yards up the middle of the field.

The Pirates then played the Carpinteria Warriors on Friday, Sept. 1, after the Star’s print deadline. Results are posted on the SYV Star social media and at www.santaynezvalleystar.com.