Belfry marches Generals out of Pond Creek
GOODY, Ky. – The Belfry Pirates began their quest for another state championship with an easy 42-6 win over Jackson County in first round playoff action Friday night at CAM Stadium.
Belfry’s Trenity Carr got things started for the Pirates with a 5-yard TD run. Freshman Austin Woolum’s PAT kick made it 7-0.
Junior wide receiver Keaton Taylor scored next as he hauled in a 51 yard TD pass from Sani Warren. Woolum kick made it 14-0.
Belfry continued to roll up the points in the first quarter. Senior Justin Johnson scored on an 11 yard run. Once again Woolum split the uprights for the extra point to make it 21-0.
Freshman Andrew Fletcher hit pay-dirt after catching a short 7-yard pass from Warren. Woolum’s kick made it 28-0.
That is how the scored stood heading into the second quarter.
The Pirates added 14 more points before halftime.
Senior tailback Davonte Dari scored on a nice 9-yard run. Woolum kicked the PAT to make it 28-0.
Johnson caught a screen pass from and scored a 27-yard TD. Woolum’s extra point kick made it 42-0.
Jackson County got one score in the third quarter against the reserves. Tyler Bailey scored on an 11-yard run. The kick failed and the final scored ended at 42-6.
Belfry rolled up 377 total yards of offense. The coaches spread the wealth in the running game as Carr had 22 yards on only five carries, Dari 44 yard on three tries, Johnson 42 yards on five attempts and Fletcher 30 yards on only two carries.
Taylor ran the ball once time for 34 yards, sophomore Brandon Church had 10 carries for 48 yards, Caleb Elkins, another 10th grader had two carries for 20 yards and freshman Chase Dove and three carries for nine yards.
The Pirates rushed for seven first downs and rushed for 249 yards
Warren was 5-of-9 passing for 128 yards and three TDs.
On defense Hayden Hatfield had 8 tackles, Cameron Catron 5, Austin Hall, Joey Duty and Zack Thompson each had 4 stops. Reed Williamson had a fumble recovery, while Kaleb Edwards had an interception.
Belfry is now 10-1 on the season and will play Lawrence County Friday night as the two rivals meet once again on Haywood Field. The Pirates beat the Bulldogs 35-12 during the regular season, but that game was competitive in the first half. Belfry held Jackson County to 159 yards on offense and much of that was against the JV players in the second half.
Score by quarters:
Jackson (6-5) …0 0 6 0 - 6
Belfry (10-1) … 28 14 0 0 - 42
B—Trenity Carr 5 run (Austin Woolum kick); B—Keaton Taylor 51 pass from Sani Warren (Woolum kick); B—Justin Johnson 11 run (Woolum kick); B—Andrew Fletcher 7 pass from Warren (Woolum kick); B—Davonte Dari 9 run (Woolum kick); B—Johnson 27 pass from Warren (Woolum kick); J—Tyler Bailey 11 run (kick failed).