Pirates are the county tournament champions

RUTLEDGE – The Washburn Elementary School Pirates polished off an undefeated season Monday, November 23, topping Bean Station Elementary School, 41-31, in the championship game of the county tournament at Grainger High School.

The Pirates’ record for the season was 9-0.

Dillon Mullins had 16 points to lead the winners, followed by Nolan Harville with 11points.

Liam Moore scored 13 to lead Bean Station. Braden Thomas had eight points.

The Buccaneers reached the championship game with a victory over Rutledge Elementary School in a Saturday semifinal match.

The Pirates made the championship game Saturday, defeating Joppa Elementary school, 46-12, in the other semifinal game.

Washburn’s Mullins led the team in scoring with 20 points. Justin Bailey had 15 points.

Clay Seals led Joppa with four points.

The Pirates finished their unbeaten regular season Friday night with a 36-27 win over Bean Station. Bryson Clay led the team in scoring with 18 points.

Pirate coach Amanda Kincaid said she was proud of the way the team fought back after trailing at halftime in the title game.

“We told the boys it was far from over. We tightened up our defense and made a few adjustments. They fought it to the end,” Kincaid said.

“They’re a great bunch of kids. They deserved it. Obviously, this season was a little different and I’m glad the kids got to play. They need some normalcy. The entire season, they showed so much determination and grit and the county tournament was no different,” Kincaid added.