Turnovers proved costly as the Hinesville Hurricanes took their first loss of the season last Saturday at Long Bell Stadium in Hinesville, falling to the Georgia Pirates, 34-8.
The Hurricanes are 3-1 for the season going into this weekend’s action.
According to Hinesville head coach James Sharp, the Pirates basically were handed the game after capitalizing on eight Hurricane turnovers.
“We just made too many mistakes to be able to come out on top of this game,” Sharp said.
He said his team lacked focus and had to place some players in positions they had not played before.
“We changed our quarterbacks three times ... moved some players … they just couldn’t handle the opponent,” he said.
The Hurricanes’ lone touchdown came from a defensive play. Charles Crossley had a 92-yard interception for a touchdown. Larry Albert made the 2-point conversion.
The ’Canes are on the road Saturday in Walterboro, S.C., to play the Commanders. Game time is set for 7 p.m.