MHS averaged nearly 14 more points per game this year than previous years.
Despite the season not living up to the expectations of coach Keith Lagocki and the Matanzas High School players, the team extended its streak of never losing the final game of the season when the Pirates defeated Fernandina Beach Friday, Nov. 12, 52-7.
“It’s definitely bittersweet,” Lagocki said. “We had high expectations.”
Lagocki said that he thought his team had the weapons to make it, but a struggling defense was an obstacle for much of the season.
The Pirates ended the season 3-7, and 0-3 in district play.
Still, Lagocki is optimistic for the future.
The Pirates offense averaged a just under 30 points per game this season — the highest in school history. This year’s team rushed for more yards than it did last season — when the Pirates broke the school record. The offense had more passing yards this season than in the past four seasons combined.
The Pirates will lose five offensive starters and three defensive starters to graduation, including Jones, Morley and kicker/punter Christian Benvenuto.