Senior defensive back Kourtland Harris picked up a bad pitch for Hazelwood Central on the Pattonville 15-yard line. Two plays later, Price scored on an 11-yard rush.
“I think I handled the ball pretty well,” Price said. “I’m not going to lie. I’ve had a few mishaps but everyone makes mistakes. I got over that and scored three times. We came out on top and that’s what we wanted.”
Price congratulated Turner on his performance as a quarterback.
“He surprised us all,” Price said with a laugh. “He played very, very well.
Senior Charles Johnson Jr. ran 101 yards for Pattonville. Freshman quarterback Kameron Eleby threw for 38 yards on 4 of 14 passes with two interceptions.
“I thought we had been fighting hard for the three quarters, but it kind of slipped out of our mind,” Pirates coach Steve Smith said. “We have a lot of young kids there. But the bottom line is Hazelwood Central came out there and kicked the ball to us. Kudos to them for finishing strong.”
The Pirates had two assists, a blocked punt and a fumble. The Hawks had two fumbles and two catches.
“They did turnovers. We did turnovers,” Smith said. “We don’t quite click all the cylinders. In the end, they stopped us after their turnovers and we didn’t always do that. They did what they had to do. We didn’t have it all. just not finished. “