“But no, I don’t want to review it.” — Perquimans
Neither do I, so let’s start with this: the Pirates’ 43-42 overtime loss to Columbia had no bearing on Perquimans’ playoff seeding. That’s certain because the Pirates (4-7) are No. 13 in the 1AA East and Gates is 12th. The Red Barons beat Perquimans, so win or lose last Friday wouldn’t have made a difference.
Of course, it was a contest the Pirates (4-7) were expected to win against one of the Coastal 10 Conference’s smaller schools. However, it’s got one of the league’s best playmakers in quarterback Andre Brown, and he delivered: four touchdown passes, two more on runs and more than 360 yards of offense. That was 100-plus more than all of Perquimans.
The Pirates kept letting Brown and the Wildcats (7-4) hang around, and that’s a recipe for disaster. It looked like Perquimans would pull through anyway in the fourth quarter after a Reashun Warren touchdown and Dwuan Williams 2-point conversion. Nope.
Once in OT, Columbia scored first, then Dallas Hall answered for the Pirates. Coach Elvin James opted to go for the win with a 2-point conversion, and everyone knew it was going to Warren, an 1,100-yard rusher this fall. Here’s the result (nevermind the bad quality, please?).
This was a victory for the Coastal’s little guys, since Mattamuskeet, Creswell and Cape Hatteras could not come close to topping Perquimans, Camden, Plymouth, Manteo or Gates.
And for them, the victory was just…too…sweeeettttttt! *cue nWo music*