Coach Kyle Schmidt celebrates with his team after the win over Wakefield.

The Plainview Pirate varsity football team hosted the Wakefield Trojan football team for the season opener – and took a two-point win over the visiting team for the first Pirate win since the first game of the 2020 season.

The Pirates got to work early, tying up the Trojans in the first 8-8, and then took a two-point lead with an 8-6 second quarter; 16-14 at the halftime break.

In the third, the Pirates trailed, giving up an 8 point score to the Trojans, but the Pirates took two more touchdowns in the fourth, giving up just one to the Trojans, to win the game 30-28 at the final whistle.

The Pirates capitalized on some well-timed interceptions – four from the Trojan team – to take advantage of good field position and score points. Spencer Hille pulled down three picks from the Trojan air game, and Jacson King had the fourth. Tanner Frahm also caused, and recovered, a fumble.

Points were credited to Jacson King with 16 total points, on two touchdowns, Tanner Frahm had one rushing and Spencer Hille had one touchdown on a reception.

Tanner Frahm posted 287 total yards – 136 from rushing, and he threw and completed 151, to lead the team’s offense. Jacson King had 72 rushing yards and 34 receiving for 106 total.

Spencer Hille caught 65 yards through the air, Brendan Weber added 32 in receptions, Karter Lingenfelter had 23 total, and Leighton Medina rushed for 15.

The Pirates’ defense was also led by Frahm’s 24 total tackles – seven solo and 17 assisted. Brendan Weber had 18 total – three solo and 15 assisted; Spencer Hille had 13 on his account, Jacson King had 11; Karter Lingenfelter marked nine; Xander Albin had eight; Caden Ickler and Hayven Stewart each had three; and Rece Frahm, Wyatt Doerr, Kayson Maertins and Harrison Thor each posted two.

The Pirates will play Hartington-NewCastle this Friday at the 2022 Homecoming game with kickoff at 7 p.m., and will take to the road on September 9 to Laurel-Concord-Coleridge.

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