by Andy Villamarzo

DUNEDIN- In Anclote's hay day, the Pirates had one of the most formidable programs in the state of Florida. Last Saturday's contest against the Tampa Bay Patriots was a reminder of some of the old talent is still capable of to this very day. The Pirates reached the United Football Federation's South Florida Conference championship game in 2012 and won the 2013 Tangerine Bowl over the Hudson County Bounty Hunters. 

Many of the key players on those teams are trying to help the Patriots win the FFA's Alliance Bowl X championship this spring. The Pirates amounted just 111 yards of offense against the Patriots' stiff defense, as Tampa Bay rolled to a 32-3 victory at Dunedin Memorial Stadium on the campus of Dunedin High School. 

One thing the Pirates could take away from the game was they yielded the least amount of points versus the Patriots, who were averaging 45.3 points per game heading into the contest. Anclote came into the game allowing 19.6 points per game on defense, but creating a pass rush to bother Patriots' quarterback Brian Koesling became a tough task in itself. 

Some positives to takeaway from the game was the rushing performance from Jayvaughn Johnson, who rushed for 39 yards on three carries. Running back Donshaw Inmon caught three passes for 33 yards. Quarterback Nate Munson finished the evening completing 9 of 18 passes for 82 yards and one interception. 

Pirates staff writer