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High School Football: Pirates stay unbeaten with a win over Hancock

HANCOCK--The Verndale Pirates didn't shy away from throwing a wet football with Tate Bounds throwing for 169 yards and and two touchdowns, as Verndale defeated Hancock 40-21 in a District 9 West, Subdistrict South matchup Friday, Oct. 5.

HANCOCK-The Verndale Pirates didn't shy away from throwing a wet football with Tate Bounds throwing for 169 yards and and two touchdowns, as Verndale defeated Hancock 40-21 in a District 9 West, Subdistrict South matchup Friday, Oct. 5.

The Pirates, ranked third in Nine-Man, tallied 417 total yards of offense.

Matt Steege led the rushing attack with 118 yards and two touchdowns, and Bounds threw to Craig Orlando and Brayden Vertina for touchdowns in the first quarter, and Bounds ran in for a score in the third quarter.

Jarret Kveton also scored on a 10-yard scamper in the second quarter.

Hancock 0 7 0 14 - 21

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Verndale 14 6 6 14 - 40

First quarter

V-Craig Orlando 17 pass from Tate Bounds (conversion failed) 9:07

V-Brayden Vertina 43 pass from Bounds (Matt Steege run) 2:03

Second quarter

V-Jarret Kveton 10 run (conversion failed) 4:28

H-Gideon Joos 1 run (Sergi Sebastia) :17

Third quarter

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V-Steege 3 run (conversion failed) 2:00

Fourth quarter

V-Bounds 2 run (Kveton run) 10:04

H-Cole Reese 7 pass from Peyton Rohloff (kick failed) 8:26

V-Steege 13 run (conversion failed) 5:01

H-Bennett Nienhaus 8 run (Nienhaus run) 2:41

Team statistics

Rushes-yards: V 49-248, H 33-124

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Pass comp-att-int-yds: V 10-21-0-169, H 16-39-0-210

Total offense: V 417, H 334

Individual leaders

Rushing: V-Matt Steege 20-118, Jarret Kveton 16-73

Passing: V-Tate Bounds 10-21-0-169

Receiving: V-Quinn Kern 5-53, Brayden Vertina 2-67, Jackson Weniger 2-32

Sub: V 6-0. Overall: V 6-0. Next: Verndale hosts Bertha-Hewitt 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12.

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