Pirates can’t keep up in 36-12 loss to Grizzlies

by Staff Writer

BRUNSWICK- A little over 5 hour drive is what was required for the Dunedin Pirates to travel up north to take on the Golden Isles Grizzlies last Saturday.

0-2 in two previous matchups against Golden Isles, Dunedin hoped that third time would be the charm when they faced the Grizzlies at Lanier Field. Instead, it was the most lopsided score in the three meetings between the clubs.

Dunedin (1-1) turned over the ball multiple times in the first half, contributing to a 36-12 loss to Golden Isles (1-2). The Pirates will now face their rivals, the West Coast Soldiers (1-1), on Saturday at the East Lake Sports Complex.

The Pirates couldn’t stop the air attack of the Grizzlies, whom jumped out to a 22-0 lead. Dunedin started to chip away and after a Tim Dallaire to Alex Jennings touchdown pass and a Eric Vitale scoring run, the Pirates were only down 22-12.

It was too little, too late for Dunedin as Golden Isles would get two more scoring touchdowns through the air to put the game away.