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Pirates Top Bunn For First Time
ANY WHICH WAY YOU CAN. Three Bunn defenders team up to tackle Corinth Holders receiver Tony Kirkwood during Friday’s non-conference football game in Wendell. (Times photo by Geoff Neville)
WENDELL -- A much-improved Corinth Holders squad proved to be too much Friday night for the Bunn Wildcats.

As a result, the Pirates were able achieve a goal they hadn’t attained during the brief history of the school.

Elliott Lindley’s 2-yard run with just 1:33 remaining helped Corinth Holders put away Bunn for the first time during a 21-10 victory.

Bunn, now 1-3, will look to pick up some momentum this coming Friday when the Wildcats host their annual grudge match with backyard rival Louisburg.

BHS played well last week in a road loss at undefeated Southern Nash, but the Wildcats were looking to break into the win column for the second time during a trip to Wendell.

But it wasn’t to be as the Pirates went ahead for good by traveling 63 yards in seven plays for a touchdown to cap their second possession.

Using their high-powered spread offense, CHHS ran three plays that went for 10 yards or more before encountering a third-and-goal from the Bunn 3.

Darris Grandberry then went in off the right side, and the Pirates had claimed a 6-0 lead -- even though the PAT was no good.

Bunn countered with its best drive of the opening half, holding the ball for 10 plays before stalling at the Corinth Holders 37.

On the first play of the second quarter, BHS’ Freeman Jones came out for a 54-yard field goal attempt that had the distance, but was just wide to the right.

The Pirates marched to the Bunn 8 late in the half, but the Wildcats came up with a hold on downs.

Corinth Holders used a trick play to surge ahead midway through the third period as wide receiver Dymon Walker found Demetrius Smith on a 32-yard pass for a touchdown.

CHHS then converted the 2-pointer and appeared to be in command at 14-0.

Bunn drew closer on a 24-yard TD gallop from Tevin Perry with 10:31 remaining in the game.

Jones added a 26-yard field goal just over three minutes later to bring the Wildcats back to within 14-10.

After stopping Corinth Holders on downs, Bunn was on the move again -- only to be thwarted at the Pirates’ 30-yard line.

CHHS then gained some much-needed insurance on Lindley’s clinching run.

The Pirates would finish with 335 total yards, compared to 205 for the Wildcats.

Ashton Avery (70) and Perry (51) combined for 121 of the Bunn’s 201 rushing yards.

Corinth used a balanced rushing attack to amass 178 yards, while quarterback Cole Sakowski was 9-of-14 for 125 yards.

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