GOODY, Ky. – The BMS Pirates are headed back to state after using their four-headed rushing attack to amass 329 yards and 5 touchdowns over longtime foe Bell County in a 30-6 victory.
Belfry came out firing on all cylinders as fullback Brett Coleman took the first play from scrimmage off tackle 55-yards for a touchdown. After a failed two point conversion try, Cody Hayes recovered an onside kickoff and the Pirates had a 6-0 lead and possession of the ball just 13 seconds into the contest.
Five plays into the next drive, BMS found themselves in control with a 12-0 lead. After a long carry earlier in the drive, Kyle Webb carried an option pitch in from 11-yards out for the second score of the night. Despite being down two touchdowns, Bell County was given hope on their first possession of the game. Chandler Mink returned the kickoff to the Pirates’ 32 yard line. After a few penalties, a huge hit by Seth Mounts, and a quarterback sack by Webb on 4th down, the Bobcats turned possession back over to Belfry.
The Pirates didn’t strike as quickly but, with the help of a 34-yard Deon Smith carry, put together a 61-yard drive before Mounts found pay dirt on a keeper from two yards out on the first play of the second quarter. Once again the two point try failed but Belfry had a commanding 18-0 lead.
The Bobcat offense wasn’t quite ready to give up. The big bruising fullback Trevor Kidd and halfback Tyson Thomas led Bell County down the field on a long drive resulted in a touchdown pass from Cameron Burnett to Hayden Clark after a costly pass interference penalty on Belfry to make the score 18-6 before the half. Belfry was unable to produce points and that score held going into the halftime break.
Bell County received the opening kickoff of the second half but was unable to muster much against the Pirate defense and failed to bring the game within one score. Kidd punted to Belfry which resulted in a 75-yard scoring drive, highlighted by a 39 yard carry from Mounts and a 30-yard touchdown carry from Webb. The try after failed. The Pirates lead inflated to 24-6 and the Bobcat hope was beginning to deflate.
But there was cause for optimism at the start of the next Bell County drive as Clark reeled in a 25-yard reception from Burnett for a first down, followed by a 18 yard run by Tyson Thomas. Later in the drive, Barnett was picked off by Belfry’s Caleb Spears in the end zone. One of the Bobcats terrific interior lineman was injured on the interception and his loss was felt immediately as Coleman had two nice runs up the middle to take the game to the 4th quarter.
As the 4th quarter began, the Pirates held their helmets in the sky as is tradition on Pond Creek whilst “Enter Sandman” played throughout CAM Stadium. With only 8 minutes to play, and a 24-6 lead, it became apparent that the Pirates were well on their way to another trip to Lexington.
In the 4th quarter, Webb added his third touchdown of the night up the middle for 30-yards, Coleman and Logan Maynard notched interceptions and the Pirates ended Bell County’s season by the score of 30-6.
For the fifth straight season, BMS punched their ticket to Lexington.
A familiar foe waits as BMS takes on Lexington Catholic Middle School.The Pirates (13-1) lost to Lexington Catholic earlier this season by a score of 30-22.
Stats: Belfry Pirates (13-1) Brett Coleman – 13 carries, 106 yards, TD. Kyle Webb – 9 carries, 94 yards, 3 TD. Deon Smith – 7 carries, 69 yards. Seth Mounts – 5 carries, 60 yards, TD, 0/3 passing. TOTAL – 34 carries, 329 yards, 5 TD
Bell County Bobcats (9-2) Trevor Kids – 10 carries, 46 yards. Tyson Thomas – 8 carries, 29 yards. Hunter Bailey – 1 carry, -2 yards. Chandler Mink – 1 carry, 0 yards. Cameron Burnett – 2 carries, -13 yards. 4/9 passing, 44 yards, 1 TD, 3 INT. Team – 22 carries, 60 yards. 4/9 passing, 44 yards, 1 TD, 3 INT