By: JEFFREYREYNOLDS SPORTSEDITOR
August 30, 2012
GOODY, Ky. – The Belfry Pirates will play host to Class 6A Lexington Henry Clay Friday night on Haywood Field.
They come into CAM Stadium with a record of 0-2 having lost to John Hardin 44-27 the first week of the season and 28-20 to Ryle last weekend.
But don’t let the two losses fool you. The Blue Devils of Coach Samuel Simpson have a solid and speedy football team.
Look for Elijah Bell, who ran nine times for 176 yards last week, and D.J. Jackson, who ran 15 times for 117 yards, to lead the way. Jackson also had an 81-yard TD dash. Anthony Lindsey had a TD run against that tough Ryle team.
Some key fumbles at inopportune times hurt the Blue Devils effort to come back in last week’s game.
Belfry defeated Harrison County 46-14 last week in the Pike County Bowl. Junior Trinity Carr led the Pirates with 129 yards and two scores, while Justin Johnson, Josh Robinson and Sani Warren also scored rushing TDs for BHS.
The Pirates had two scores by its defense. Linebacker Madison Ghormley picked up a fumble and hit pay-dirt and defensive back Cameron Johnson intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown.
Belfry defeated the large city school on the road last season 34-21. The Pirates know that the Blue Devils will be looking to return the favor this year.
Coach Philip Haywood and his staff were working hard in practice this week preparing for Henry Clay. The longtime Belfry head coach always said he just wants his team to get better each day and improve every week as the season progresses.
A huge crowd is expected for the contest. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m.