In Crawford, the ninth-ranked Pirates scored 21 unanswered points to finish the game and finish off the gritty Cubs.

The game was tied at 13 late in the third quarter, but Crawford (3-0) used the strong option running of quarterback Wyatt Griffin to pull away. Griffin broke free on TD runs of 42 and 25 yards in the fourth quarter, and tallied four TD runs on the night.

Plucky Clifton quarterback Tanner Thomas ran for a pair of first-half touchdowns, but the Cubs (1-2) were hurt by penalties and turnovers. Crawford’s defense picked off Thomas twice in the second half.

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