The Karnes City Badgers, still seeking their first win of the 2021 season, hosted the Mathis Pirates on Sept. 10.

In a back and forth tussle, the Badgers claimed a 24-20 victory to go to 1-2 on the season.

The Badgers jumped out to a 12-0 lead before the Pirates got on the board in the second quarter. By halftime, Mathis held a 14-12 lead.

The teams would trade the lead twice more in the third quarter. But, the Pirates led 20-18 going into the final frame.

In the fourth quarter, Karnes City went back in front for good, to take the 24-20 result.

Statistics were not available by press time.

This week, the Badgers will travel to Three Rivers for their last non-district game against the Bulldogs.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17.

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