By Raiza Giorgi

The Santa Ynez Pirates took the win for their first home game Friday night against the Fillmore Flashes. The Pirates overcame the Flashes for a final score of 26 – 21.

Quarterback Luke Gildred passed for three touchdowns and rushed one, his proud father Stuart Gildred said.

“Always nice to win especially home opener, kids played well and improved and showed mental toughness against a great opponent. Owen Hunt had a a great night receiving two touchdown passes. I also thought Aiden Scott, Mikey Gills and Cash McClurg had a solid game throughout the four quarters leading the defense,” said Head Coach Josh McClurg.

The win makes the Pirates record 1 – 1 for the season so far. Their first game they lost to the Nipomo Titans, score was 21 to 16.

The Junior Varsity team also won their game 35 – 21. Their season record is 2 – 0.

The Pirates next game is Sept. 3 against Nordhoff High School. 

See our photo gallery below for some great action shots from the game.

Photos are by Barry Sigman