It was not exactly pretty Friday night for the Piper Pirates.
The Lansing Lions outgained Piper 339 yards to 153 yards. They outgained the Pirates on the ground 221 yards to 61 yards.
However, there's only one stat that matters at the end of the night.
Piper 21, Lansing 17.
For the second straight week, sophomore quarterback Tanner Eikenbary provided some late-game heroics for the Pirates.
Down 17-7 at halftime, Eikenbary stepped up with two passing touchdowns for the Pirates.
He hit Julian Cole on a 16-yard touchdown pass to cut the gap down to three points.
In the fourth quarter, Eikenbary delivered one more time. He connected on a 7-yard touchdown pass to Colton Beebe, which was the game winner.
With the huge victory in the Kaw Valley League, Piper improves to 3-1.
Matt McDonald led Piper in rushing with 67 yards on 14 carries. He scored the opening touchdown for Piper in the game.
After a tough defensive start against Basehor-Linwood, the Pirates defense has remained steady. They have not allowed more than 17 points in any of the three games since.