GOODY, Ky. – When Belfry scores a touchdown at a home game the PA announcer plays the roar of a locomotive which echoes over Haywood Field. That’s what Harrison County probably thought hit them Friday night as Belfry steamrolled over the visiting Thorobreds 46-14 in the Community Trust-WYMT Pike County Bowl played at CAM Stadium.
Junior running back Justin Johnson got things going with a nifty 56-yard touchdown run with 9:40 left in the first quarter. Trinity Carr booted the extra point and the Pirates led 7-0.
With 7:12 left in the initial quarter senior Josh Robinson broke loose and returned a punt 84 yards for Belfry’s second score of the night. Carr’s kick made it 14-0.
Carr, a junior fullback, was next to score a TD for Belfry on a 20 yard run with 4:00 left in the opening quarter. The kick made it 21-0.
Then it was the defense that got into the scoring act. Senior linebacker Madison Ghormley scooped up a Harrison County fumble and hit paydirt from 27 yards out. Carr’s kick made it 28-0 at the 2:13 mark of the first quarter.
In the second quarter, once again the Big Red defense put more points on the board as junior defensive back Cameron Johnson intercepted a pass and raced 54 yards into the end zone for another Belfry TD. The kick was no good, but the Pirates led 34-0 with 9:24 left in the half.
Senior Eli Huddle recovered a fumble on the visitor’s next offensive possession with 7:21 left in the second quarter. Then junior quarterback Sani Warren got loose on the right side on an option play and scampered 31 yards for another Pirate TD. Keaton Taylor’s kick was short, but Belfry led 40-0.
Carr got his second touchdown of the evenings with 1:45 left in the first half as he broke away on a 92-yard TD run. The kick was no good, but the Pirates had a commanding 46-0 lead at the half.
That score was important. In Kentucky once a team gets a 45 point lead, the clock continues to run.
Coach Philip Haywood played his second and third string the rest of the way. Harrison County was able to get touchdowns in both the third and fourth quarters to make the final tally 46-14.
Robert Pawley scored on a 1-yard run and Daniel Klapheke kicked the extra point. Deshon Talbott scored on an 88 yard run and Klapheke’s kick was good for Harrison County’s scoring.
There was no doubt that Belfry could have scored several more times if Haywood and his staff would have elected to go with their starters.
Carr led Belfry with 129 yards on just five carries and two touchdowns.
Warren was 1-4 through the air as he connected with Cam Johnson for a 29 yard completion that helped to set up Carr’s first touchdown. No defensive stats were received, but Belfry was led by Ghormley and senior Tony Messer.
Belfry is now 1-0 on the young season and will play host to Class 6-A Lexington Henry Clay at Haywood Field Friday night. A huge crowd is expected for the game.
Score by quarters:
HCHS (0-2) … 0 0 7 7 – 14
BHS (1-0) ….. 28 18 0 0 - 46