The Pitman Pride varsity football team went into Friday's Division-I CIF Sac-Joaquin Section round one tournament game looking to rebound from last week's disappointing Harvest Bowl loss to Turlock. However, the Pride met a very demanding Napa High team, who controlled the field from the onset.
Napa recovered a fumble on the first play of the game and they set the tempo for the contest as Pitman lost 14-39 at Napa on Friday.
The Indians soon turned a 14-0 lead into a 39-7 game in the second half.
Napa, the Monticello Empire League champions, snapped their four-game playoff losing streak after Friday's the victory, helping the Indians to their 13th consecutive postseason appearance.
Napa’s two regular-season losses were to 10-0 teams – Clayton Valley and Campolindo of the North Coast Section.
It was only the third time this season that the Pride had allowed 39 points or more, despite starting nine juniors on the defensive side.
On a bright note, Pitman will only be graduating three starters from this year's squad and should return at least 19 of this year's starters, making it the complete opposite of this year.
The Pride end their 2014 campaign with a 7-3 overall record, after placing second in the Central California Conference at 3-2 in head coach Tom Tyler's second season at the helm.