ARLINGTON, Texas The La Vega Pirates dominated Decatur in the state semifinals Friday and earned another trip to the state championship game. The Pirates advanced wit ha 53-0 victory and will play Friday night for their second state title in four years.
John Richards made key plays early for the Pirates, running for three early touchdowns to help the Pirates out to a 20-0 lead in the early going of the game. They piled more points on before the half thanks to Decatur turnovers and led 33-0 at the half.
The Pirates continued to dominate in the second half scoring 20 unanswered points to put the game away and move on 53-0.
With the win the Pirates advance to face either Carthage or Liberty Hill in the championship round.