The Granbury-Burleson football game began with the Pirates forcing a safety on the opening kickoff. The Pirates never let up in a dominating 46-27 win over the Elks on October 28, 2011.
With the victory, the Granbury High School team improved to 4-2 in district play and 5-4 overall.
The win placed the Pirates in a tie with Everman for second place in District 7-4A. Mansfield Summit has a tight hold on first place, with both Burleson and Cleburne tied for fourth.
Senior running back Brandon Davis surged with a record 325 rushing yards and five touchdowns. Four were on the ground and the fifth was on a short pass from quarterback Slade Boynton. The Burleson game marked his fourth with over 200 running yards.
For the season, Davis is the district’s rushing leader. According to official District 7-4A statistics, he has 1,595 yards on 174 carries with an average of 9.17 yards per carry. He has rushed for 19 touchdowns with one for 75 yards as the longest. Moreover, Davis also has four scoring receptions for a total of 23 touchdowns.
Boynton once again connected with receiver Clayton Adams for a 43-yard pass resulting in the Pirates’ other touchdown. Kicker Michael Horn made a 28-yard field goal as well as four of five extra-point attempts.
Offensively, the Pirates had 527 yards. In addition to Davis, others with rushing yardage were Justice Love (18-91) and Travis Hord (1-7). Boynton completed 6 of 12 passes for 88 yards. Players with receiving yardage were Adams (2-67), Davis (2-23), Hord (1-16), and Love (1-6).