Pirates lose heartbreaker in playoffs to Bulls

by Staff Writer

ST. PETERSBURG- All good things have to come to an end, but that came somewhat cruelly to the Dunedin Pirates in their Wild-Card matchup against the Miami Magic City Bulls at St. Petersburg High School.

Facing a foe the Pirates were able to upend down in Miami, the Bulls came into Pinellas County and returned the favor. A costly fumble in the final minutes ended the Pirates’ season effectively, as they fell 10-8 to the Bulls. Dunedin finishes the season at 5-6.

There would be no offense explosion this time against the Bulls, as the Pirates found it much harder this time around. Quarterback Nate Munson finally broke through when he connected with Mareece ‘Rampage’ Sturgis in the fourth quarter for a touchdown.

Down 10-6, the Pirates were able to recover a fumble on the ensuing kickoff and were back in the business. With momentum at their backs, Dunedin drove to Miami’s 5-yard line before a fumble ended the possible go-ahead touchdown.