Pirates end season with loss to Bayfield

SUN photo/Randi Pierce Team Captain Ty Kimsey (14) looks for an opening in the Wolverine defense as he runs the football up field during the Pirates’ 54-8 loss against Bayfield last Friday in Golden Peaks Stadium. Kimsey got a chance to try his hand at the quarterback position in the last game of the season, completing nine out of 20 pass attempts for 119 yards and one touchdown. He also ran the ball 16 times and gained 64 yards.

SUN photo/Randi Pierce
Team Captain Ty Kimsey (14) looks for an opening in the Wolverine defense as he runs the football up field during the Pirates’ 54-8 loss against Bayfield last Friday in Golden Peaks Stadium. Kimsey got a chance to try his hand at the quarterback position in the last game of the season, completing nine out of 20 pass attempts for 119 yards and one touchdown. He also ran the ball 16 times and gained 64 yards.

The Pagosa Springs High School Pirates football team lost its final game of the season 54-8 against the Bayfield Wolverines last Friday night in Golden Peaks Stadium.

“We ended up losing to a pretty good Bayfield team,” coach Scott Spoede admitted in an email to The SUN. “They could have easily come out on Friday and rolled through the motions, since they were number one in state and we’ve only won one game all year.”

“I have to congratulate the Pagosa Pirates, they played tougher than nails,” Gary Heide, the head coach for the Wolverines, told the Durango Herald. “They were kicking our butts, quite frankly.”

“I am proud of our boys and the way they came out and fought,” Spoede continued. “The score doesn’t reflect the kind of game they played. We were able to move the ball around on them and make some good stops, defensively.”

Ty Kimsey got a chance to try his hand at the quarterback position for this last game of the season, completing nine out of 20 pass attempts for 119 yards and one touchdown. He also ran the ball 16 times and gained 64 yards.

Isaiah Griego, who has been the Pirate quarterback for most of the season, completed one out of three pass attempts, but that play was for a loss of 1 yard. He was also sacked for a loss of 6.

Cade Cowan, who began the season as the Pirates’ quarterback but was replaced after a few games by Griego, gained the most yards in this final game of the season as a wide receiver, pulling down two catches for 70 yards.

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This story was posted on November 5, 2015.