Neah-Kah-Nie hosted the Nestucca Bobcats on Saturday in a county rivalry matchup. The Bobcats hoped to secure a win, having only won 2 out of their past 10 games. The Pirates hoped to seek revenge on a closely contested loss to Nestucca earlier in the season.
The Pirates came out strong, taking an 18-5 lead in the first quarter. Scoring slowed for the home team in the second quarter, ending the half with a 26-13 lead over the Bobcats. The second half of the game saw the Pirates break away even further from the Bobcats, with the Pirates winning 60-33.
The Neah-Kah-Nie Pirates are ranked 14th in the 2A classification. They are currently 9-6 in league play, 13-8 overall. They sit in 3rd place in the Northwest League behind Columbia Christian and Knappa.
The Nestucca Bobcats are 2-12 in league play, 3-19 overall. Their only 2 league wins come against the Pirates and the Faith Bible Falcons. The Bobcats play their final home game against Knappa next week before traveling to Faith Bible to end the season.