GOODY, Ky – The (6-1) Belfry Pirates will host the (4-3) Warrensville Heights Tigers this Friday night on Homecoming.
Before the season began the Pirates had an open date on the schedule, and after offering the date up to multiple teams throughout neighboring states the Tigers took the call and landed on the schedule. Not much is known about the Tigers as far as player statistics and game plan. The Tigers are setting with a record of 4-3 halfway through the season.
Warrensville is an inner city team out of Cleveland, OH. and they are holding on to the eighth and final playoff spot in the fifth division. The Tigers are in the Lake Erie League and are fifth. They have lost the last three out of four games.
What the Tigers will be facing is a pumped up Belfry team who has been mostly unstoppable this season. Despite the single loss to Knoxville Catholic the Pirates have otherwise dominated the competition.
The Pirates have compiled 296 points so far this season while only allowing 112 points scored against them. The Belfry rushing attack is closing in on 3,000-yards with just over 2,600-yards through seven games. The important statistic is that the Pirates allowed less than 1,000-yards this season with only 860.
If the Tigers are a passing team they may have a little bit more luck as the Pirates have surrendered 560-yards this season to opposing QB’s. Linebackers Derek Wellman and Austin fields are leading the Pirates in tackles this year; Wellman has 43 and Fields has 40.
The Tigers are a seemingly unnoticed team in the Cleveland area but no responsible prediction can be made about the level of competition that the Tigers face.
Will the Pirates have trouble containing the unknown Tigers? With it being homecoming night, a packed out crowd will be able to witness the answer to that question.
(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] on on twitter @sidplaster.)