For the second consecutive season, the Mainland Buccaneers ended the Matanzad Pirates' undefeated win streak, this time shutting them out 41-0 on Friday, Oct. 14, at Matanzas.
After both defenses held the opposing offenses to no points through the first quarter, Matanzas (5-1, 2-1) gave up a punt return and couldn't stop Mainland for the rest of the game.
Philip Moultrie was held in check, except for a couple of big runs, and the offense struggled to find a consistent rhythm.
Last year, the Bucs shut out Matanzas 43-0, when the Pirates had gotten off to a 6-0 start. After having defeated their crosstown rival FPC twice in the last two seasons, Matanzas has found another nemesis to look forward to playing.
The Pirates will next play Pine Ridge at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Pine Ridge.