South Pitt soars in second half to beat Indians


South Pittsburg, Tenn. — (WDEF) South Pittsburg overcame an ugly first half to beat Sequatchie Co 21-7 in their season opener on Saturday night.

An early Pirates fumble gave the Indians great field position. Sequatchie Co scored on a two yard plunge from fullback Harley Meeks to make it 7-0.

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South Pitt’s offense continued to sputter with penalties and another turnover.

Still trailing 7-0 late in the second quarter, Brayden Sanders connected with Jaylen Hubbard for a 40 yard gain to the ten.

Pirates had a 4th and goal from the six with seven seconds before halftime, but Sanders pass in the end zone was broken up by Ethan Seals.

South Pitt got a huge fumble recovery to start the third quarter. From there Cameron Trussell scored a touchdown, but the PAT was no good, so it was a 7-6 ballgame.

Pirates got a five yard touchdown from Hunter Frame on their next series. South Pitt added one more score to win 21-7.

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Angela joined the News 12 team in November of 2017 as the weekend sports anchor and reporter. Angela is a proud member of an Army family, which means she has hometowns all over the Eastern Seaboard. Most recently, she calls Peachtree City, Georgia, home, where she graduated from Trinity Christian School and spent her free time driving her purple golf cart. She then headed to Milledgeville, Georgia, to attend Georgia College and State University. A proud Bobcat, Angela graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Mass Communication and represented her December 2016 class as one of three valedictorians. Angela comes to the Scenic City from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where she worked at the NBC affiliate, WMBF News. Before the big move, she worked as Georgia College's Sports Information Assistant, which let her get paid to be the Bobcats' biggest fan. It all started in Savannah, Georgia, though, where she interned for SAV's number one station, WTOC. When she's not working, you can find Angela watching the New York Giants, Rangers or basically any other game that's on. She also loves traveling, hiking and exploring new places, all with her camera in hand. If you have any story ideas, big or small, feel free to reach out to her on Facebook and Twitter, or email her at"