BELFRY, Ky. - The young Belfry Pirates 8th grade middle school team improved to 7-0 and as they defeated Ashland 46-0.
The fans of BMS are hungry to get the county title back to Pond Creek and it looks like this year’s team has a good chance.
Belfry dominated the game, even though they only ran eight offensive plays the entire game. They rushed for 204 yards on those eight plays, an average of 25 yards per carry.
The coaches praised the offensive line play of Austin Dotson, Brayden Preece, Greg Staggs, Caleb Lewis, Lee McCoy and Anthony Thompson.
“They made holes that Mac trucks could run through,” stated one fan.
Belfry scored first when the Ashland team had a bad snap on a punt. Cole Bentley hit the punter on play and Ray Horton scooped up the ball and ran it in from five yards.
After another good defensive stop, Cameron Catron returned the punt 51 yards for a TD. Andrew Fletcher ran the ball in for the 2 point conversion making the score 14-0.
After another stop by the Pirates, Derrick Wellman intercepted the football, and the Pirates soon hit pay-dirt again. Devin Varney scored on a 32 yard TD run. That made the score 20-0.
The defense keep the show going the 2nd quarter with a 34-yard fumble return by Greg Staggs for the score and a 54-yard interception by Andrew Fletcher for another Pirate touchdown. The PAT kick was good by Austin Woolum and brought the score to 33-0 at the half.
With a 66 yard TD run from Andrew Fletcher in the 3rd and Catron hitting the end zone from 58 yards in the 4th, the game ended with a 46-0 shutout.
The defensive stars of the game were Austin Hall with seven tackles, Bentley, Josh Thacker and Catron each had five. Varney and Horton each chipped in with four stops. Josh Keathley also had an interception for BMS.
The Pirates will be back in action when Johnson Central comes to Vipperman Stadium Thursday for a long awaited match up. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m.