Tough 1st quarter hurts Pine in loss to Amite on Thursday

Published 1:08 am Saturday, October 7, 2017

Pine got off to a rough start against Amite on Thursday night, before their comeback attempt came up short by the final score of 37-24, in a District 9-2A contest on the road.
Pine trailed 27-0 after the first quarter, but outscored the Warriors 24-10 the rest of the way.
Pine began the second quarter by driving to Amite’s 10, but turned the ball over on downs. The Raiders got on the board when Delvric Dillon ran 7 yards and Joey Seal was good on the two-point conversion to make it 27-8.
It stayed that way through halftime.
Pine scored on the first drive of the second half when Seal completed a touchdown pass to Damarea Odom. Seal then converted for two and it was 27-16.
Amite added a field goal and a touchdown to go up 37-16.
Pine scored once more on Jakyran Handy’s 2-yard run. Dillon converted the two-point conversion.
“They’re the highest ranked public school in the state,” Pine coach Bradley Seal said. “Had we not gotten behind, I feel like we would’ve had a chance to beat them, but you can’t get behind a good team like that.”
Joey Seal threw for 130 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions and he ran for 52.
Markell Cotton caught four passes for 105 yards.
Handy ran for 69 yards while Dillon tallied 65 yards on the ground.
Pine is 3-3 and is back in action next Friday night and will celebrate homecoming with a game against Independence.