Tarpon Springs overcome mistakes in win over Treasure Coast

by Jackson Shewey

FORT PIERCE- Playing in a city the team has never ventured to in program history, the Tarpon Springs Pirates were hoping to make it three straight victories when they rolled into Fort Pierce Saturday evening against the first-year Treasure Coast Seminoles. 

Down several starters due to the 3-hour road trip away from the friendly confines of Tarpon Springs, the Pirates (3-1) had to rely upon the smaller crew of around 30 players that made it to Khalil Mack Field. Tarpon Springs behind a gritty performance on both sides of the ball, came away with a 30-12 victory over Treasure Coast. The Pirates have now won three games in a row. 

Needing players like quarterback Isaiah McIntyre, running back Christian Phillips and wide receivers Jordan Wiggins, Terrel Ferrell, Yasmin Coleman, Tyrone Hendrix, Trevor Steinke and Ricardo Ambert to all step up. Along with the return of Anthony Van Pelt to the starting lineup, the offensive line paved the way for a strong run game combined with timely passing. 

Scoring touchdowns on the evening were Ferrell, Phillips and Wiggins. The defense played a 'bend don't break' mentality throughout the contest and held the Seminoles on multiple crucial stops inside the 20-yard line. 

Tarpon Springs will return to the area for a highly anticipated tilt against the second-year Hernando County Hawks at Arthur F. Engle Memorial Park in Hudson, FL. 

Follow the team for updates via X, formerly known as Twitter, at @TSPirates.