WICHITA FALLS — Granbury quarterback Ryan Suitt lost his first varsity start against Wichita Falls one year ago.
But Thursday night, Suitt and the Pirates exacted some revenge on the Coyotes with a 27-13 victory at Memorial Stadium.
Suitt passed for two touchdowns and ran for another. He caught fire after missing his first three passes, connecting on seven of his next eight with all but one going for 10 or more yards, including a 60-yard bomb.
Suitt finished 10-of-17 for 176 yards. His last pass under duress was his lone interception.
“I thought he made some good decisions,” Granbury coach Scotty Pugh said. “He took care of the football, right up until the last one. I thought he matured and made some good decisions.”
Wichita Falls started last season with back-to-back wins but it has now lost nine straight. The Coyotes led this one 7-0 on a 9-yard touchdown run by Eric Butler.
Special teams helped get the Pirates going as Kevin Hennard broke a 44-yard punt return midway through the first quarter. Suitt hit two straight passes, the second going for a 20-yard touchdown to Jacob Rose.
Hennard brought the next punt back 28 yards to set up the offense.
Robert Williams led the Coyotes with 19 rushes for 99 yards.
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