The Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School football team ran into a buzz saw on the road last week, losing 45-6 at Sneads.

The Pirates shut down the Gators running attack while chewing up more than 400 yards on the ground, reaching a running clock in the second half.

Wewahitchka fell to 3-3 with a major home conference game Friday as Liberty County comes to call.

Sneads, 4-1, continued to hold on to one of the four playoff spots in Region 2-1A, according to the Florida High School Athletics Association power rankings.

Port St. Joe and Sneads are tied for third in the region.

The Pirates dominated the Gators at the line of scrimmage.

Sneads rushed 24 times as a team for 407 yards, adding another 60 yards, and one touchdown, through the air.

Calvin Stringer had a game-high 246 yards and three touchdowns on just 13 carries for Sneads.

Seth Scott had just four carries but made them count for 125 yards and a pair of scores.

Defensively, Sneads had an 82-yard interception return for another touchdown.

The Gators rushed 41 times but gained just 128 yards, adding 22 passing yards.

Tyreeq Thomas led Wewahitchka with 43 yards on 12 carries.

Trevor Nunnery scored the Gators lone touchdown in the fourth quarter and had 41 rushing yards on 11 carries.

Cody Lee added 38 yards on 15 carries.

Sneads scored 13 points in the first period, added 14 points in the second and triggered the running clock with 12 third-quarter points.

The Pirates also added a fourth-quarter touchdown.