The Pinckney Pirates officially sunk Huron Valley Milford’s hopes of a second straight state playoff berth.
The Mavericks (2-5) fell, 34-12, to the Pirates on the road on Friday, Oct. 5 to drop to 2-5 on the season and finish Kensington Lakes Activities Association (KLAA) West Division play with a 1-4 record.
The first quarter was scoreless before the Pirates (3-4, 2-3 in the KLAA West) scored on a 32-yard touchdown pass for a 7-0 lead in the second quarter.
Daniel Wallace answered for Milford with a 1-yard touchdown run that was set up by a Kyle Seymour interception, but the Mavs failed on the extra-point attempt and trailed by 1 point at halftime.
Milford then came out of the locker room and Alex Larson threw an 81-yard touchdown strike to Jonathan Schwartz to give Milford a 12-7 lead before it failed on a 2-point conversion attempt.
But, everything would be in the Pirates’ favor for the rest of the game as they scored on a 67-yard Buck West touchdown pass to Justin Eagy and a 66-yard touchdown run by Nick Wasyl to take a 20-12 lead at the end of the third quarter.
Pinckney then added a 3-yard touchdown run and a 25-yard touchdown run by Tyler Schingeck in the fourth to seal the victory.
Milford will next play its final home game of the season on Friday, Oct. 12 against Waterford Kettering in a KLAA crossover game before finishing the season on the road against rival Huron Valley Lakeland.