LOUISA, Ky – The Belfry Pirates improved to a record of 6-1 with their latest shutout over Lawrence County on Friday night by a final score of 49-0.
A huge second quarter with 29 points from the Pirates put the game out of reach from the bulldogs. The Pirates finished the game with five rushing touchdowns and two passing TD’s. The Pirates finished the night with 294-yards rushing on 44 carries.
The Pirates were able to get some work out of the junior varsity team as well and freshman Ben Bentley ended up leading the Pirates in rushing. Bentley had 82-yards and a score of eight carries. Sophomore QB Avery Browning also found pay dirt during the game and finished with 29-yards on six carries. Also getting in the scoring pool was freshman Peyton Hensley who has gotten a fair share of work throughout this season. Hensley finished with 40-yards on seven carries and a rushing TD.
As for the beginning of the game it was the usual suspects of Andrew Fletcher and Cameron Catron getting into the end zone. Fletcher got the bulk of the work with seven carries and 27-yards rushing which produced a score. Catron had 48-yards on five carries and a score.
Grayson Cook was money from the extra point line as he went 5 for 5.
On the defensive side of the ball the Pirates had a great group effort with most of the team getting into the action. Middle Linebacker Austin fields led the way with nine tackles while Cole Bentley, Matt Belcher, Jacob Baisden, and Logan Arbogast each had six tackles. Taveon Hunter had the lone interception of the night for no return.
The Pirates held Lawrence County to under 100-yards rushing and no passing yards.
Next week the Pirates will welcome Warrensville Heights, a team out of Cleveland, Ohio.
With only three games left in the regular season the Pirates are preparing for the post season and another run towards the state championship. As of right now the Pirates lead the Class-AAA list with most points scored this season with 296 but Knott County Central is only three points behind.
(William Plaster is the sports reporter for the Williamson Daily News, he can be reached at 304-235-4242 ext. 2274 or at [email protected], also @sid.plaster on twitter)