Pirates sail past Hawks


By William Plaster - [email protected]



Ray Justice Photography Belfry junior running back Taveon Hunter is shown fighting off a Pike Central linebacker in Friday night’s game.


GOODY, Ky. – In a game where the opponents were so close together, the scored ended up being so far apart. The Belfry Pirates rolled over the Pike County Central Hawks 60-0 on Friday night.

The Pirates (8-1) entered the game on a three game win streak after falling 45-20 to Knoxville Catholic back in September. The hawks were fresh off of a win as well with a 21-20 victory of Lawrence County. The Pirates won the match and continue on their road to a fourth straight state title.

The Pirates finished the game with 443-yards rushing on 28 carries. That is only overshadowed by the Pirates seven rushing TDs.

Peyton Hensley led the Pirates in yardage with 112-yards on only five carries but Andrew Fletcher and Taveon Hunter put up the most points with two rushing TDs a piece. Fletcher only rushed twice but he ended the night scoring on both plays and compiling 54-yards in the process. Hunter averaged a little bit more work by scoring twice on his three carries and ending up with 28 total yards.

The biggest stat of the night was Cameron Catron’s one run which went for 98-yards and a score. After the starting offense made the first dent it was up to the freshman duo to see what they could do. Isiah Birchfield and Joe Chafin handled the rest of the workload and finished with one touchdown apiece. Birchfield had eight carries for 67-yards and Chafin rushed for 78-yards on six carries.

With the multitude of Pirate touchdowns, place kickers Grayson Cook and Austin Woolum got in plenty of practice. Although, Cook only made one of three shots and Woolum made three of four. The Pirates opted for the two-point conversion on one play.

On the other hand the visiting Hawks did not do as well offensively. They failed to break 100-yards rushing and only managed three total yards on six passes.

The Pirates intercepted three of the Hawks passes. Catron brought down two and returned them for a total of 69-yards and Cook brought down the other which he returned for 35-yards and a score.

The Pirates had pretty much a whole roster with multiple tackles on defense but Ray Horton and Zach Gibbs ended the game with five tackles apiece leading the team.

The Pirates move on to face undefeated Johnson Central next week and the Pirates will be traveling for the game. Pike Central will stay home to face neighboring Pikeville.

Scores by Quarters:

PC: 0 0 0 0 – 0

B: 27 20 7 6 – 60

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Ray Justice Photography Belfry junior running back Taveon Hunter is shown fighting off a Pike Central linebacker in Friday night’s game.
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By William Plaster

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