Matanzas lost to the Falcons 21-14.
The 2019 season officially came to an end for Matanzas.
The Pirates came up short against Pedro Menendez 21-14 the night of Friday, Nov. 1, at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
The Falcons scored first to give Pedro Menendez a quick 7-0 lead about a minute into the game. The Falcons scored again with just under 3 minutes left in the first half gave to take a 13-0 lead.
Matanzas quarterback Demontre Neely was picked off late in the third quarter — one of several turnovers for the Pirates.
However, the Pirates battled back. Running back Skyelar Williams-Michaud, who recorded 5 touchdowns in the Pirates' senior night game against Englewood on Oct. 25, fought his way into the end zone for a 1-yard run. In addition, quarterback Ethan Dattilio completed a 25-yard touchdown pass to Neely to cut into Pedro Menendez's lead to 21-14 with about 20 seconds left in regulation.
The Pirates attempted an onside kick, but the Falcons recovered it to end the game.
The loss dropped the Pirates to a 3-7 record to conclude the second year under Matanzas head coach Don Mathews. The Pirates went 3-7 last season, as well.