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Pirates shock TLG, keep Yakama Tribal hopes alive


The Bickleton Pirates issued a set-back to TLG hopes of making the playoffs when they stomped the Mustang-Eagles 46-16 in Bickleton on Saturday. The Pirates were already locked into the playoffs, but TLG was two games ahead of Yakama Tribal with two games remaining, including a final league game against Tribal.

Perhaps it was the inspiration of senior night or the fact the two teams played to a triple overtime won by Bickleton first time around. Whatever the inspiration, it took hold in the second quarter and TLG couldn’t rein in the Pirates, scoring just 11 points in the final three quarters while Bickleton scored 39.

The teams generally play a wide-open game with pressure defenses and...

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