by Andy Villamarzo

MIAMI- The last time the Anclote Pirates walked off the field victorious was back in 2014 against their old rivals, the Pasco County Hitmen. In that same season, the Pirates faced the South Florida Chargers in Hudson, FL and eventually lost 36-0 to the talented bunch from Miami. 

This time, however, the Pirates made sure to return the favor. Anclote took a 14-6 lead into halftime and came away with an improbable 17-6 victory at the Orange Bowl Field at Ives Estate Park. The last win Anclote had was an 18-7 victory over the Hitmen in March, 2014. With the victory, Anclote picks up its first as a member of the Florida Football Alliance. 

Anclote's offense played much better than it did at home, with the Pirates generating 260 yards and 125 of it coming through the air. Munson settled down from his shaky home opener and completed 6 of 10 passes for 125 yards and two touchdowns. Both scores were to wide receiver Jayvaughn Johnson, who caught two passes for 98 yards and also rushed the ball once for four yards. Also helping contribute to the cause on was running backs Donshaw Inmon (29 total yards) and Andy Villamarzo (28 total yards). 

On defense, head coach Scott Mirto's unit played a brand of bend but don't break and Willie Jenkins notched his first interception of the season off of Chargers' quarterback Jeremy Stanley. Anclote will look to pickup win No. 2 when they return home to host the undefeated Southwest Florida Gladiators of Bradenton, FL. 

Pirates staff writer