It was Homecoming Day at MBHS, meaning that it was time for one of the most important football games of the year. The Pirates were going one on one with Tranquility High. MBHS was coming into the game 1-3, losing their previous matchup in a shootout with Nipomo. Tranquility came in 0-3, with their most recent loss coming from the hands of Mira Monte. This was the first Homecoming football game in nearly two years. It was dark out, the bright lights were on, and the stands were filled with fans. The long-awaited Homecoming game was underway.
It was lopsided from the beginning. MBHS began scoring left and right, and Tranquility could not find an answer. No matter if it was on the ground or through the air, the Pirates were moving the ball with ease. As the second quarter began, Dylan Turner turned on the jets, scoring on one of the opening plays. The speed of the MBHS receivers was too much for the Tranquility defensive backs, and Nicky Johnson was getting them the ball with ease. The defense was too much for the Tranquility offense as well. There were very few missed tackles, and the coverage was spectacular, completely negating the Tranquility receivers. At halftime, MBHS was up 27-0. However, the Pirates didn’t hold anything back. The offensive onslaught continued into the second half, as the Pirates scored even more points in the second half than they did in the first. Once again, the defense looked like a brick wall. The defensive line was creating instant penetration every play, which made it easy for everyone else to do their jobs. The final score of the game would be 63-0. MBHS improved their record to 2-3, while Tranquility fell to 0-4.
Senior Class President Greg Olson always makes sure to show his school spirit at the games. He showed the utmost confidence in the team, saying, “We had a banger game, we actually dominated. They were not prepared for the heat that we came with, I believe it was 27-0 after the first half, so we went in with that single score, and then we finished 63-0. Dominant win for the Pirates and we’re gonna get some more next week.”
The Pirates’ next home game would be against Templeton High in the Battle of the Bay. A rivalry that can never be tamed.