Swansboro-- The football team forced the New Bridge Bears into early hibernation as it won its final game of the season 12 to 0.
After playing to a stalemate in the first half, running back Danny Todd came out in the second with great vengeance and furious anger; running over and around the Bears’ defense in a performance that was reminiscent of the great Ed “Straight Arrow” Gennaro.
Todd reeled of long runs of 70 and 60 yards for the two Pirate scores. He added several other long runs as well.
That proved to be all Swansboro would need as the defense formed a blockade on the New Bridge offense keeping them out of the endzone and twice holding the Bears to no points when they were able to get the ball into the redzone.
Led by solid efforts from Sean Kelly, Jack Lees, Chase Petty, and Ben Sherman the Pirates shutout New Bridge despite the Bears controlling the tempo of the game.
Swansboro ends their season with a record of 5 and 3.
Swansboro-- The football team used a potent ground assault to overwhelm the visiting Brewster Bulldogs 24 to 8 Tuesday night.
Led by running backs Danny Todd, Logan Hussey and Ben Sherman the Pirates were able to control the clock and tempo of the game sustaining several long drives that wore down the Brewster defenses.
Sherman got things started with a touchdown in the first half. After adding the two-point conversion, Swansboro went into the halftime break up 8 to 0. The
Pirates added another score early in the second half when defensive back Derrick Buchanan intercepted a Brewster pass and took it in for a touchdown, pushing the margin up to 16 to 0 after another two-point conversion.
The Bulldogs fought back adding a score of their own late in the 3rd quarter, but Todd delivered the coup de grâce after another long Pirate drive.
Quarterback Joseph Vinup helped navigate the Pirates offensive in his first start, showing poise and mobility.
The defense, led by Damien Hall, Sean Kelly, Kaden Christmas, Josh Hutchinson and Jack Lees were able to contain the Bulldogs speedsters and, the one score aside, controlled the game for the Pirates.
The victory brings the team’s record to 4 and 3 with the Pirates wrapping up the season next Tuesday night against New Bridge.
Come out to support the 8th grade football players and cheerleaders in their final game. The game is also scheduled to be a “Pink Out” to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Dress in Pink and come show your for your Pirates and those battling or who have battled the disease.
Swansboro-- The Swansboro Middle School football team righted their ship and sailed back into the win column Wednesday afternoon defeating Hunters Creek 20-14 in thrilling fashion.
Amare Canes returned a kickoff with a little more than 11 second left in the game to help the Pirates commandeer the victory in an exciting and hard-fought game.
The Panthers started the scoring off taking a 6 to 0 lead before Swansboro running back Danny Todd broke a long run in the second quarter to nod the score at 6 heading into halftime. Todd lead the Pirates offense with more than a 100 yards rushing.
Swansboro got a strong performance on defense from Canes, Damien Hall, Jack Lees, and Chase Petty. Josh Hutchinson also got in on the defensive action with a sack and Joseph Vinup had a touchdown saving tackle at the end of the first half.
SBMS appeared to be headed to a victory after a touchdown run by Kaleb Smith late in the third quarter. The Pirates added some trickeration and scored on a two-point conversion when Todd took a direct snap and threw to quarterback Ryan Brinkley for the score.
The Panthers fought back taking advantage of some late Pirate defensive miscues and tied the score with 11.6 seconds left.
As Jimmy McGinty once said, “Winners always want the ball with the game is on the line,” Canes proved to be no exception to that idea taking the Hunters Creek kickoff 65 yards through the teeth of the Panther’s defenders for the game-winning touchdown as time expired.
With the win the Pirates improve their record to 2-3 on the season. They have a quick turn around with a rare Saturday night primetime game against Trexler in Richlands at 6 p.m. They then return home next Tuesday to play Brewster.
Today's rescheduled game with Hunters Creek has changed locations from the HCMS campus to Swansboro Middle.
The game will still kick off at 4 p.m.
SWANSBORO-- The football team dropped a hard-fought game to Jacksonville Commons 20 to 6 Tuesday night.
The Pirates battled the Knights to a 6 to 6 tie after the first half thanks to a kickoff return for a touchdown by Ben Sherman and a stellar performance by the defense to shut down the Commons offense.
Two late defensive scores late in the second half by Commons sank the Pirates who fall to 1-3 on the season.
Swansboro will return to action following its bye week when the team travels to play Hunters Creek on Oct. 15. The Pirates next home game is Oct. 22.
JACKSONVILLE-- It was a tough outing for the football team as the Northwoods Park Dolphins shipwrecked an upset bid knocking off the Pirates 29-6.
The game had the potential to much closer after quarterback Ryan Brinkley connected with Amare Caines for a long touchdown early in the second half to bring the score to 14 to 6. After a successful onside kick by Jack Lees, the Pirate offense couldn’t take advantage of the momentum and a quick turnover led to an immediate Northwoods Score.
The Dolphins added another score on an interception sinking the Pirates’ chances.
The Pirates had a solid defensive effort after the first half, led by Sean Kelly, Caines, and Ben Sherman. The defensive line held their own up front led by Jack Johnson, Chase Petty, and Jason Abalos. The Pirates also got strong contributions off the bench from Aiden Johnson, Will Plageman and Eric Smith.
The offense struggled to get things going on the ground but had some solid runs by Logan Hussey. Brinkely was able to complete multiple passes to Caines and Kelly, and connected on a long pass to Derrick Buchanan.
The loss drops the team’s record to 1-2. They return home next Tuesday to play Jacksonville Commons Middle School.
Holly Ridge- The Swansboro Middle School football team got its first win of the season using a second half barrage to sink the Dixon Bulldogs 22-0.
The win brings their record to 1-1 on the young season.
The Pirates were stalwarts on defense in the first half, raiding the Dixon backfield at will.
The Swansboro defensive front led by Jack Johnson, Chase Petty, Damien Hall, Jayson Abalos and Jack Lees set up permanent residence while the linebacking corps of Logan Hussey, Sean Kelly and Amare Caines cleaned up anything they may have missed.
Despite those efforts, the Pirate offense couldn't muster a point in the first half going into the break all nodded up at 0.
It didn't take long for the Pirates to unleash the Kraken, as running back Danny Todd scampered for a long run on the first play from scrimmage to get the Pirates on the board.
Hussey added a rushing touchdown later in the third quarter and quarterback Ryan Brinkley connected with Kelly late in the fourth quarter for Swansboro's final score.
Receiver Ben Sherman scored on two, two-point conversions while adding several long runs of his own.
The team fought like true warrior poets completing the shutout with a multitude of sacks including one a piece from Cameron Collard, Abalos, and Evan Jones on their way to earning the victory.
The Pirates return to action next Tuesday when they travel to Northwoods Park. The game kicks off at 4 p.m.
Swansboro- It was a rough season opener for the Pirates as they got stampeded by the Southwest Colts 40 to 6.
SBMS was able to keep the game close early in the first half answering a Colt drive with a long touchdown pass from quarterback Ryan Brinkley to Amare Caines for the Pirates' only score of the game.
The Pirate defense held strong through the middle of the second quater but he offense never gained its footing despite strong efforts from running backs Danny Todd and Logan Hussey.
The Swansboro defense were able to force a couple early fumbles, one recovered by Jayson Abalos and the other picked up by Damien Hall.
The Pirates return to action next Tuesday when they travel to Dixon. The game is at 6 p.m. at Dixon High School. The next home game is in three weeks against Jacksonville Commons.
The Trexler game as of right now will be rescheduled. We have not been told a date or time.
*This coming Tuesday's game against Southwest is scheduled to take place as of right now. Any changes will be updated as we get them.
Congratulations to the members of the 2019-2020 SBMS Football team: Anyone who did not make tryouts prior to school starting is still eligible to tryout during the first week of school. Those wanting to tryout must be enrolled at SBMS, must have a current sports physical on file with the school, and meet both academic and attendance requirement.
Football Tryouts will start Friday, Aug. 16. Parents and players should report to the main gym at 5 pm for a required meeting with the school's athletic director. This meeting is required by the county in order for your child to tryout for any sport during the 2019-2020 school year. Once the meeting is over, tryouts will commence and wrap up around 7:30.
The second day of tryouts will be Saturday, Aug. 17 at 8 a.m. A preliminary cut will be made and posted on the gym door by Sunday afternoon.
Any student unable to attend either day will be given two days to make it to the next phase of tryouts when full equipment will be issued. Final cuts will be made after contact practice starts.
Any student starting and or registering on the first day of school will also be given two days to tryout. Any later arivals will need to participate in the aforementioned meeting with the Athletic Director to participate.
All students trying out must have an up-to-date Athletic physical on file with the school and meet all the OCS eligibility requirments based on the second semester grades and attendance requirements from last school year.
If you have questions please contact the school or Coach Mike Kline @ email@example.com
SUMMER FOOTBALL CAMP INFORMATION
Brochures including registrations forms are available in the front office.
Summer Camp will start July 15 and run through Aug. 15 Monday-Thursday from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Pre-registration runs from now until July 1. Cost for camp will be $40. If you want a camp shirt the cost will be $45.
After July 1 the camp will cost $50.
Contact Coack Kline for more information. Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook @ Swansboro Middle School Football