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Big Fourth Quarter Propels Pittsburg Past Gladewater, 35-14

Pittsburg QB Garrett Truitt. (Christopher Vinn, ETSN.fm)

PITTSBURG — Gladewater scored the game’s first two touchdowns, but Pittsburg came back, scoring three times in the fourth for a 35-14 home win Friday night.

Pittsburg senior quarterback Garrett Truitt completed 19 of 28 passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns, while Ernando Valdelamar caught five passes for 74 yards and a touchdown. Truitt’s other touchdown went to Sir Charles Perkins, who caught two passes for 61 yards.

Trailing 14-3 at halftime, Pittsburg got its second short field goal from Daniel Silva before Truitt’s touchdown pass to Valdelamar tied the game after a two-point conversion that left the score 14-14 going to the fourth.

Gladewater RB James Reese. (Christopher Vinn, ETSN.fm)

The final period was all Pittsburg, which got a Truitt-to-Perkins touchdown pass, a Teriyan Cuba (15 carries, 50 yards) touchdown run, and Markevius Traylor’s game-sealing 70-yard interception return touchdown for the 21-point victory.

Gladewater (1-1) limited Pittsburg to 277 total yards, but the Pirates also played well defensively, limiting Gladewater to 312. Gladewater’s Marcello Jackson ran 16 times for a game-high 93 yards, while Reese had 78 yards on seven carries.

Gladewater (1-1) jumped ahead 14-0 on Reese’s 15-yard touchdown run and a 70-yard touchdown strike from Nick Canaguier to Bailey Glenn before the Pirates scored the final 35 points of the game.

Canaguier was 5-for-13 for 113 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.

 

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