(Orange, Texas)

Sports Headlines

October 9, 2013

Pirates hit the road to face winless Raiders

LUMBERTON — The Vidor Pirates will look to get out of a three-game rut Friday night when they travel to Lumberton to face the winless Raiders in District 20-4A play.

The Pirates (2-3, 0-2) are coming off a tough 41-21 home loss at the hands of the Beaumont Ozen Panthers while the Raiders (0-5, 0-2) were hammered by the Beaumont Central Jaguars 46-10.

The Pirates will look to shake off giving up 492 yards to the Panthers last week in which Ozen quarterback Josh Boyd passed for 210 yards and rushed for 194 more.

Vidor running back Sage Smith did have 130 yards on 19 carries against the Panthers and now has 840 yards and 10 touchdowns for the season.

The Pirates also received 67 yards and two TDs on 12 carries by tailback Jeremy Stevenson. Freshman running back Haylon Leckelt has 175 yards for the season. Pirate quarterback Geth Simmons has completed 9-of-27 passes for 151 yards and five interceptions.

Meanwhile, the Raiders have allowed 227 points in their five losses and have scored just 50 during a rough campaign as they have lost 16 consecutive contests.

Central piled up 390 yards in the win over the Raiders last week and held Lumberton to just 146 total yards.

Coach Larry Haynes likes to put the ball up in the air. Quarterback Andrew Manley has completed 61-of-141 passes for 660 yards and has four TDs and four interceptions.

His favorite target has been Dalton Boone (28-358-3) and Chase Griffin (16-204-0). Caleb Thomas leads the ground attack with just 69 yards and a TD on 25 carries.

The Pirates tore through the Raiders in Vidor last season, winning 66-6. Vidor rang up 622 total yards, including 577 on the ground as Montana Quirante and Justin Moore combined for 275 of the yards on just 19 carries.

The Pirates will return home next week to host Beaumont Central while the Raiders make the long trek to Livingston.

Text Only
Sports Headlines
  • Big 1st frame propels Mustangs past Cardinals

    Using a monstrous six-run first inning, the West Orange-Stark Mustangs handed District 21-3A champion Bridge City their first loss in 21-3A play with a 6-3 victory at Anderson Field Tuesday night.

    April 22, 2014

  • Softball playoffs crank up Friday

    Softball playoff teams will be busy at the end of the week including the Orangefield Lady Bobcats, the Bridge City Lady Cardinals and the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears.

    April 22, 2014

  • Ragsdale to take softball talents to LU

    Lamar University softball coach Holly Bruder announced that three student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent this week to play for Lamar starting in the 2014-15 season.

    April 22, 2014

  • Cardinals roll past Hawks for 20th victory

    The district champion Bridge City Cardinals pelted the Hardin-Jefferson Hawks 9-3 to continue their dominance of District 21-3A Friday night at Cardinal Field.

    April 18, 2014

  • Mustangs nip Cougars 2-0 to net 20th win

    West Orange-Stark’s magical 2014 campaign continues to reach nice milestones as Coach Shea Landry’s “crew” picked up win No. 20 by downing the Buna Cougars 2-0 Friday night.

    April 18, 2014

  • Lady Cards take second by downing H-J

    Getting a definite different kind of “grand slam” home run from senior Kelsey Fults, the Bridge City Lady Cardinals sealed the second-place playoff spot out of District 21-3A by toppling the Hardin-Jefferson Lady Hawks 6-1 at Lady Cardinal Field Friday evening.

    April 18, 2014

  • Bears blank Raiders to give Griff his 500th win

    A young Little CYpress-Mauriceville team gave long-time head coach Steve Griffith his 500th career coaching victory Thursday night as the Bears defeated the Lumberton Raiders 4-0 in District 20-4A action at Don Gibbens Field.

    April 18, 2014

  • Several Bear tracksters punch regional tickets

    Several Little Cypress-Mauriceville tracksters will move on to the Class 4A Region III Track & Field Championships after having success at the Area Meet featuring District 20-4A and District 19-4A Teams.

    April 17, 2014

  • Cox golfer LC-M golfer Cox heading to state

    Little Cypress-Mauriceville’s Lauren Cox will take her golf talents to the Class 4A State Golf Tournament by placing fourth overall at the Class 4A Region III Golf Championships that were held at River Ridge Golf Club Wednesday.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Locals rack up at 3A Area Meet

    Orange County 3A schools shined Wednesday and punched their tickets to the Class 3A Region III Track & Field Championships by placing well at the Area Meet in Splendora.

    April 17, 2014

Leader Sports
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide