White’s 5 TDs pace Pirates

Six Baldwin defenders brought down Piper junior running back La’James White. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
 

by Brian Turrel

Piper running back La’James White scored five touchdowns in a runaway 57-6 home victory over the Baldwin Bulldogs on Friday evening.

White picked up two rushing touchdowns, including a 76-yarder. He also collected three scores through the air from quarterback Karson Schaunaman. White primarily used his speed to outrace Baldwin’s defense around the ends.

Schaunaman connected with receivers Camaro Scott and Jack Robinson for two more touchdowns. Running back Brandon Snell rounded out the scoring with a 43-yard touchdown run.

Piper’s defense was just as dominant as the offense, forcing fumbles on consecutive possessions in the first half and quickly turning the game into a rout.

Junior linebacker Branden Martin led the defense with 11 tackles and a fumble recovery. Freshman defensive back Mehiki Frazier had an interception in the first half.

The Pirates have started the season with two dominating wins. They’ll face off with Atchison next Friday in Piper’s homecoming game. A major challenge will come in three weeks when they play the Tonganoxie Chieftains (also 2-0) on the road.

Piper junior Camaro Scott (10) had three receptions in the game, including a touchdown catch. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
La’James White brought down a throw from sophomore quarterback Karson Schaunaman for a touchdown. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
Freshman defensive back Mehiki Frazier pulled an interception from the arms of a Baldwin receiver. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
Senior defensive lineman Jamarion Frazier celebrated as he came to the sideline after the defense forced another Baldwin turnover. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
Junior linebacker Branden Martin (11) closed in on the Baldwin ball carrier. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
Junior linebacker Darius McNeal brought Baldwin’s quarterback down for a loss. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
The Piper cheerleaders performed stunts before the game. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
White ran away from the Baldwin defense for another touchdown. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
Junior wide receiver Camaro Scott (10) and junior offensive lineman Tony Cobbs (55) celebrated after Scott’s touchdown reception. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
The Piper dance team performed at halftime. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
“Troy’s our hero” chants from the student section cheered on athletic trainer Troy Koerner, right, as he worked with the athletes. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
Junior running back Brandon Snell raced around the right side on his way to the end zone. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
Senior receiver Jack Robinson fought his way past a Baldwin tackler for a touchdown reception. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

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