The last time Granbury started a season 6-0, Lyndon Johnson was president, the Beatles and Simon and Garfunkel topped the charts, My Three Sons was a modern family and drama had nothing to do with Kardashians or Miley Cyrus.
The times, indeed, are different as are the fortunes of the Pirates’ football program.
For the first time in 45 years, Granbury has won its first six games in a season after defeating Fort Worth Western Hills 49-30 on Friday at Farrington Field.
Ryan Suitt had three touchdown passes and two more rushing for Granbury, which is 3-0 in District 7-4A.
Suitt was 19 of 31 passing for 404 yards. His favorite target was Nick Doughty, who caught seven passes for 174 yards and two touchdowns.
“I think it’s something really special for them as a football team to be able to celebrate,” coach Scotty Pugh said of the Pirates’ 45-year feat, “but at the same time, really, none of that matters. We’re just trying to get better every week.
But, “it’s a neat accomplishment for our guys.”
Doughty caught touchdown receptions of 48 and 51 yards, the game-clincher that quelled any thoughts of a Western Hills comeback.
The Cougars cut their deficit to 42-30 midway through the final quarter after touchdown runs by Neal Raekwon and Jordan Abernathy.
Western Hills quarterback A.J. Daniels passed for a season-high 282 yards on 18 of 33 passing, accounting for more passing yards for the run-heavy, Wing-T Cougars (0-3, 0-6) in one game than in the previous five combined.
Jacob Rose also had a touchdown reception and Malik Allen had scoring runs of 1 and 7 yards for Granbury, which hurt itself with 11 penalties for 110 yards.
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