Pirates keep improving, keep rolling through NCMC opponents with high-powered attack

Hannibal’s Noah Young (59) tackles Fulton’s Malik Douglas (34) during the Pirates’ North Central Missouri Conference victory Friday night at Porter Stadium in Hannibal, Mo. | Mathew Kirby photo

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Hannibal quarterback Waylon Anders shrugged off the final margin of victory, preferring to break down the bigger picture. “We know we have to stay focused, no matter who we are playing or what the score is,” Anders said.  The junior insists maintaining that kind of mindset is imperative, regardless of how easy…

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Pirates bury Hornets with overwhelming first-quarter surge in NCMC opener

Hannibal’s Owen Andrews sacks and strips the ball from Fulton quarterback Gabe DeFily during Friday night’s North Central Missouri Conference game at Fulton, Mo. | Photo courtesy Mathew Kirby

FULTON, Mo. — An ominous start didn’t translate to an oh-no-that-just-happened finish. Actually, a fumble on the Hannibal football team’s first possession Friday night against Fulton was merely a blip during an otherwise rock-solid performance in the North Central Missouri Conference opener. The Pirates followed the lost fumble by scoring on four consecutive possessions before…

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