Pearl finished their pursuit of perfection Friday in Oxford. Tylan Knight’s TD with 1:06 left gave the Pirates a 21-17 victory over Starkville.
??TOUCHDOWN?? Tylan Knight with the 4 yard score. 2pt conversion no good. Pirates retake the lead 21-17 pic.twitter.com/nak3s8peUD— Waverly McCarthy (@waverlymccarthy) December 2, 2017
Johnny Winston scores from 5 yards out to give Pearl the lead with 9:14 to go pic.twitter.com/Y7f8Hi9MLB— Mike Sands (@Mike_Sands) December 2, 2017
The Pirates and Yellowjackets had a back and forth tilt for 48 minutes. Starkville led 14-9 at the half and after 3 quarters. A thriller at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium capped the first day of state finals weekend.
Pearl wins their first state championship in program history. The 16-0 mark is also the most wins for the Pirates in a season. Head coach John Perry brings home a gold ball to his alma mater.
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