PITTSBURG -- Jaylyn Morgan scored four first half rushing touchdowns as the Pittsburg High football team cruised to a 47-13 win over Irvington on Friday in the first round of the North Coast Section Division I playoffs.
The Pirates scored on their first seven possessions of the game, starting with a 13-play, 74-yard drive that took almost six minutes off the clock. Morgan capped the drive with a 10-yard touchdown run.
But Irvington answered quickly, as Vikings running back Jared Lozoya broke an 80-yard run down the left sideline to notch the game 7-7.
Pittsburg did not get frazzled. Instead, the Pirates again marched down the field on a 58-yard drive that ate up the rest of the quarter. Morgan capped the drive with a 16-yard run to the end zone. Morgan finished with 106 yards rushing, and did not play most of the second half.
Armani Levias threw for 156 yards and a touchdown for Pittsburg. After the Vikings cut a 27-7 lead to 14 just before halftime, Levias found Angelo Moore on a deep pass, which set up a four yard touchdown by Morgan on the next play.
The Vikings cut the second quarter Pirates lead to 27-13 Lozoya finished with 130 yards for Irvington.
Pittsburg will host the winner of the Freedom/Foothill game next week.