The Pirates scored the first three touchdowns of the game, taking a 21-0 lead early in the second quarter. The Pirate lead was 42-13 at the half.
Galva-Holstein had 365 yards rushing, led by Bryce Dean's 95 yards on 13 carries. Aaron Drury added 83 yards, and Adrian Tracy 64, as six Pirates topped 30 yards apiece on the ground.
Dean had three of the Pirate touchdowns. Daniel Borchers scored one when he blocked a Jays' punt and returned it four yards for the touchdown. Miller also tallied a TD on a 75-yard kickoff return in the second quarter. This followed an 83-yard kickoff return by the Jays for their first touchdown, so Gehlen's excitement about their scoring was muted rather quickly.
Galva-Holstein coach Brad Knight said that his team "played very well offensively," and noted that it was the first game this season in which they did not have a turnover.
Knight also said that the Pirates played well defensively on first and second down, "but we need to get better on third down. Someone has to make a play to force a punt."
Knight said the Pirates' kickoff coverage was "horrible," and promised big changes this week, as "that is not acceptable."
Knight said "We need a very good week of practice as Lawton-Bronson (this week's opponent) is very good. They are big, fast, and physical. They do not make many mistakes, and do not appear to have many weaknesses."
Friday's contest between Galva-Holstein and Lawton-Bronson is at Holstein.