Winfield Football

Pirates defense holds off Lions late rally

Winfield quarterback Joseph Estes (19) leaps over a Haleyville defender to pick up extra yards in the Pirates’ 19-13 victory over the Lions.

HALEYVILLE - Winfield’s defense withstood a fourth-quarter rally and picked up a late touchdown run by Joseph Cox to seal a 19-13 season-opening win over the Haleyville Lions on Friday, Aug. 23, in Haleyville.
Leading 13-0 going into the fourth quarter, the Winfield Pirates’ defense found themselves on their heels as Haleyville scored on a four-yard run, and after a failed two-point conversion, Haleyville would tally on a 55-yard touchdown pass to tie the game at 13-13 with 8:04 left in the game.

Pirate Night features silent auction on June 21

WINFIELD - The Winfield Pirates football booster club will sponsor its annual silent auction during Pirate Night on Friday, June 21.
The meal begins at 6 p.m. and lasts until 7 p.m. with the auction ending at 8 p.m. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
Proceeds from the event will be used by the club to pay for program expenses for the coming football season.


Council honors Pirate football team

WINFIELD - At the Tuesday, Dec. 4, Winfield City Council meeting, the council approved a joint resolution with the Winfield Board of Education, recognizing the Winfield Pirate varsity football team that was presented to the team at the Dec. 11 Pirates’ girls varsity basketball home game.
This resolution commended the team for its excellent performance during the 2018 football season, in which the team had an 11 - 0 season record.
The Pirates won the Region IV championship, the Marion County championship and the West Alabama Conference championship.

Hurricanes blow past Pirates

Winfield senior Jackson Elkins (2) slips out of a possible sack before launching the ball to a teammate in the fourth quarter against Flomaton during the second round of the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s Class 3A Playoffs.

WINFIELD - Winfield had trouble slowing down the Flomaton Hurricanes’ running game as the Pirates fell 32-7 in the second round of the Class 3A State Playoffs on Friday night, Nov. 16, in Winfield.
The loss for Winfield brought an end to an impressive campaign that saw the Pirates finish the regular season unbeaten for the first time since 2004, and 11-1 overall.
The Pirates were unable to slow the Hurricanes, allowing 309 rushing yards and 122 passing.


Houston Academy had a big problem, courtesy of the Pirates - Winfield 40, Houston Academy 3

Winfield running back Chris Broyles (7) breaks into the open against Houston Academy. The senior finished with 134 yards and two scores on the ground. He added a 13-yard touchdown reception.

WINFIELD - The Winfield Pirates used a balanced offensive attack to give Houston Academy problems to no end to defeat the Raiders going away, 40-3, on Friday night, Nov. 9, at Estes Hudson Stadium in Winfield.
The win improved the Pirates to 11-0 on the season and advanced them to the second round of the Class 3A State Playoffs. Winfield also extended its current winning streak to 12 games, going back to the final game of the 2017 season.

Pirates finish perfect regular season - Winfield 42, Hale County 0

Winfield running back Chris Broyles (7) pushes away from a teammate as he picks up extra yards against Hale County. The senior has 1,517 all-purpose yards for the season, including 1,240 rushing yards. (Photo by Jeana Estes)

MOUNDVILLE - The Winfield Pirates finished their regular-season schedule with an easy 42-0 victory over the Hale County Wildcats on Friday, Oct. 26, in Moundville.
The win improved Class 3A’s third-ranked Pirates to 10-0 on the season and a perfect 7-0 worksheet in Class 3A, Region 4 play. This was Winfield’s first perfect regular season since 2004, and also head coach David McKinney’s first as a head coach in his career.

Pirates blow out Greene County - Winfield 63, Greene County 26

Winfield’s Walker Junkin (1) turns and runs into the end zone against Greene County. The Pirate offense scored 63 points while racking up just under 500 yards of total offense.

WINFIELD - The Winfield Pirates wrapped up the Class 3A, Region 4 championship with a 63-26 victory over the Greene County Tigers on Friday night, Oct. 19, at Estes Hudson Stadium in Winfield.
The Pirates improved to 9-0 overall, 6-0 in Class 3A, Region 4 play, and will host a first-round playoff game being the number one seed. This is the Pirates’ first region championship since 2015 and their first 9-0 start since 2005.

Pirates’ quick-strike offense puts away Carbon Hill - Winfield 35 - Carbon Hill 12

Winfield receiver Walker Junkin (1) pulls in a pass from quarterback Jackson Elkins with one hand against Carbon Hill.

CARBON HILL - Winfield needed only 24 seconds to get on the scoreboard for the first time Friday night, Oct. 12, and added another to go up two touchdowns in less than five minutes to cruise to a 35-12 win over the Carbon Hill Bulldogs.
The Pirates improved to 8-0 overall, 5-0 in Class 3A, Region 4 play, and the win also clinched a playoff berth and at least the first or second slot in the region. Winfield will need one win in the next two games against Greene County or Hale County to clinch the Class 3A, Region 4 Championship.

Pirates overcome early struggles, defeat Wildcats

Winfield’s Chris Broyles (7) races down the sideline as an Oakman defender closes in on him. The senior finished with 106 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

WINFIELD - The Winfield Pirates’ defense held the Oakman Wildcats on an opportunity to make it a one-score game in the fourth quarter, and then scored three late touchdowns to secure a 40-12 win on Friday, Oct. 5, in Winfield.
The win improved Winfield to 7-0 on the season and for the first time since 2007 to claim a 7-0 start. The Pirates improved to 4-0 in Class 3A, Region 4 and are in sole possession of the number one spot in the region for the playoffs.