Dunedin Pirates have plenty of Pasco County ties

DUNEDIN- If you're looking to watch some football with the NFL and college seasons now over, you might be in luck.

Adult amateur football takes place in Pinellas County and the Dunedin Pirates are one of a few teams that are in competition this 2021 season. The Pirates have a record of 2-3 on the season and are led by former Anclote High School offensive coordinator Nate Barlow.

If you take a close look at the roster for the Pirates, it’s littered with former Pasco County prep stars that played within the county. There’s some Hernando County and Pinellas County talent as well. Leading the bunch are the trio of Tim Dallaire (Anclote), Eric Vitale (Fivay) and Nate Munson (Hudson). All three players started at quarterback for their respective schools.

Also on the team that’s from Anclote is players like Kris Valley, Willie Barrett, Joshua Parsons, CJ Bell, Tariq Osgood, Mareece Sturgis and Manny Higgins. All at one point played for coach Barlow during their time at Anclote and have reunited at the Pirates. Amongst other talent from other schools is Sebastian Class (Weeki Wachee), Malik Cobb (Gulf), Colin Grantham (Dunedin) and a host of others.

The Pirates are coming off an 18-8 win over the Jacksonville River City Commandos last weekend and are now at the halfway point of their season. Next up, Dunedin will face the West Coast Soldiers on March 20th at Childs Park in St. Petersburg. Dunedin usually plays it’s home games at Dunedin High School, but had to opt for another venue due to coronavirus.

For more information on the Dunedin Pirates, their website is www.dunedinpirates.com. Games take place on Saturday evenings and players ages range from 18 and up.

Andy Villamarzo can be reached at andyvillamarzo@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @avillamarzo.