GRANBURY -- It had been 41 years since Granbury has won five football games in a row.
The drought came to an end on Friday night as the Pirates edged Fort Worth Western Hills 28-22 at Johnny Perkins Field.
Granbury opened the scoring with an 11-play, 72-yard drive capped by an 8-yard touchdown run from tailback Justice Love.
"[Love] has been a three-year starter for us," Granbury head coach Scotty Pugh said. "When we need him, he's there. He seems to have the ability to answer when the pressure is on."
Love scored again two possessions later on a 4-yard run, to end an 89-yard drive by the Pirates.
"Western Hills did a great job of controlling the clock," Pugh said. "Our defense was tired but they responded when they needed to."
Western Hills (2-4, 1-2 in District 7-4A) found a spark in sophomore running back Jacoby Powell, who scored in the second quarter on a 21-yard sprint up the middle.
Granbury (5-1, 3-0) turned to Love again late in the third quarter and Love answered with a 34-yard touchdown run, his team-leading 10th of the season, to make the score 21-7 going into the fourth quarter.
Western Hills wouldn't go quietly.
Quarterback A.J. Daniels led the Cougars down the field on their next possession, finding receiver Raekwon Neal in the back of the end zone for a 33-yard touchdown to make the score 21-13 with 8:42 to play in the fourth quarter.
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