Team of the Week: Port Washington Pirates

Posted at 9:00 PM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 22:00:45-04

Whitefish Bay has been port Washington's kryptonite for the past decade.  But 2018, would rewrite the Pirates history. 

In the second quarter,  Jacob Lippi racked up six points on a punt return to the end zone. 

"As soon as I got past the punter and one other guy I knew I was gone. It was awesome. Just to get the game going and get the game going on our side, give our team confidence. It set the tone for the rest of the game," said Jacob Lippi, Pirates senior receiver. 

Even when the Blue Dukes answered, the Pirates refused to set sail.

"Last couple of years we got close and we just didn't get the job done. But this year we took it to them," said Deron Spicer, Pirates senior running back. 

Later in the second half, Adam Baierl connected with Mitchell Niemeyer in the red zone. 

"I knew that was a big drive for us, after giving up the last touchdown. I knew we just had to score again to keep the game in our hands and we ended up closing it out," said Adam Baierl, Pirates senior quarterback. 

Then, the senior game caller sealed the deal with a 2-point conversion. It was a moment that Head Coach John Bunyan knew his offense was capable of. 

"The reason being is a lot of these seniors have been playing since they were sophomores. So they got a lot of varsity reps and they're experienced in this instance," said Bunyan. 

Port Washington will face Nicolet in 'Week 3' of high school football.