After the host Grizzlies scored to open the overtime period, the Pirates matched and converted a two-point try to score an important nonleague win against a Sac-Joaquin Section power.

Trailing by a touchdown, Pittsburg (3-2) got its chance to even the score. Jamal Lockett took care of the first part, scoring a rushing touchdown to bring the Pirates within one.

With his team fighting fatigue, Pittsburg coach Victor Galli decided against the extra-point attempt and instead went for two. Lockett got the call and delivered, punching in the game-winning score to give the Pirates a win against a Granite Bay squad that has given them trouble in recent years.

"We've turned the ball over at an alarming rate against those guys, so (fixing) that was my goal tonight," Galli said. "That was a good football team we played tonight. That's a good win for the program."

The win continues Pittsburg's turnaround after a brief two-week tough stretch. Last week's 31-0 win over Berkeley, combined with this week's impressive road win, means the Pirates should have plenty of momentum when they begin Bay Valley Athletic League play next week against Liberty.



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