Hannibal Pirates Come Back to Beat Quincy Blue Devils
Final Score: Hannibal Pirates 34 - Quincy Blue Devils 28
After weeks of drought, measurable rainfall finally returned to the area Friday, and drenched the crowd that gathered at Porter Stadium to watch the first varsity football game between the Quincy Blue Devils and Hannibal Pirates since 1985.
KHMO Sports Director Bill Shuler had the call on KHMORadio.com:
Hannibal led early, 6 to nothing on a Dalton Powell four yard run at the 5:43 mark in the first quarter, as they came out and just ran it down Quincy's throat. Blue Devils, though, with four touchdowns in the second quarter to lead 28 - 6 at the half.
Hannibal got things going in the second half, Caleb Bieniek scored from 33 yards out, Dalton Powell with a touchdown run to make it 28 - 20, Caleb Bieniek with a 12 yard touchdown reception, the run for 2 good for Powell to tie the game at 28.
As rain poured down at Porter Stadium, it would take two overtime periods between the Pirates and Blue Devils before Hannibal finally came out on top:
In the second overtime, 28 - 28 Hannibal and Quincy are tied. Backs are split, Nichols and Bieniek. Here's the toss for Nichols running to the left side, gets to the corner, to the goal line, did he get there?
Touchdown! Pirates win!
It's Nichols who takes it to the house to send everyone home. Final score Hannibal Pirates 34 and the Quincy Blue Devils 28!
See the heavy rain Friday night as Quincy scored their second touchdown.