Pirates get right back down to business, bulldoze way into district title game

Hannibal’s Aneyas Williams hauls in a pass for a 63-yard touchdown in the first quarter Friday night against Warrenton at Porter Stadium in Hannibal, Mo. Photo courtesy Mathew Kirby

By Don O’Brien HANNIBAL, Mo. — The ebb and flow of the Hannibal High School football season was interrupted last week thanks to an opening-round bye in the district tournament. As the undefeated No. 1 seed, the Pirates certainly earned the break. Hannibal’s coaching staff could tell they had a monster on their hands during…

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Pursuit of excellence gives Pirates edge, while experience pushes them forward

Hannibal sophomore all-purpose back Aneyas Williams is one of multiple weapons the Pirates can deploy offensively. Photo courtesy Mathew Kirby

HANNIBAL, Mo. — The pieces are in place for the Hannibal football team to harbor legitimate championship dreams. A skilled quarterback with a complete grasp of the offense. An NCAA Division I talent who can play a variety of positions. A bookend left tackle. A dynamic defensive end. A bulldog middle linebacker. A make-plays-everywhere safety. …

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