The Pike Pirates traveled to Barnesville Friday night for the Battle of Potato Creek and got taken to a creekside woodshed for a sound thrashing at the hands of the Lamar County Trojans.
The Trojans (1-0-1), who struggled in the first half of their opener last week against the Howard Huskies, opened a can of it on the Pirates who were down by 24 points after less than eight minutes and trailed 30-0 after one quarter and 44-0 at the half.
The Pirates got nothing going until the Trojan JV had been in the game for some time.
The Trojans were motivated by a basket left at the fence near their dressing room prior to the game containing pigs' feet, bacon and bacon bits that held a card signed "From PC".
Lamar's Juan Tucker (5) bursts into the endzone on a 10-yard TD run Friday night. Clearing the way are Trojans Chris Elliott (73) and Andruw O'Neal (17). (Photo: Walter Geiger)