Dunedin picks up 30-18 win on the road over Port Orange

by Staff Writer

PORT ORANGE- 721 days. 

That’s the amount of days it had been since the Dunedin Pirates last won a game on the field, which was back on February 25th, 2017 on the road against the Muck City Sabercats, a 17-16 win. 

‘The Streak’ is over as the Pirates rushed for nearly 200 yards on the ground and picked up an important 30-18 victory over the Port Orange Stallions Saturday night at Daytona Stadium. With the victory, the Pirates are 2-2 on the season and host the undefeated Southwest Florida Gladiators (4-0) at home this Saturday. 

Newly acquired running back Nate Munson, who played quarterback for the Pirates in 2017, rushed for a game-high 101 yards on 23 carries and scored two touchdowns on the ground. Munson not only did it in the run game, but on defense as well. The former Hudson High School product made three tackles and picked off a pass and returned it 63 yards for a score. 

Dunedin quarterback Eric Vitale had his best game as a Pirate, throwing for 85 yards, touchdown and also rushed for 84 on the ground. 

It would be the Pirates’ defense that helped forced five turnovers and gave Dunedin the extra possessions needed to pickup the victory. Safety Willie Jenkins had an interception and fumble force, recovery. Also notching interceptions was defensive back Alex Jennings. Dunedin linebacker Arseles Miller Jr. recorded six tackles and a sack.