The Belfry Middle School Pirates continue to roll in the state playoffs. They took on the Redhounds of Corbin this past Saturday at Johnson Central High School’s football field and came out on top by a score of 29-0.
This Pirate team captured the first regional title in school history. Cameron Catron got the Pirates on the scoreboard first with an 87-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Austin Hall bulled his way in for the 2-point conversion giving BMS an 8-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.
The second quarter saw the two heavyweights trading possessions with neither team being able to hit the end zone leaving the score 8-0 at the half.
The Pirates received the second half kickoff and the Big Red offense came alive. Hall topped off a six-play, 83-yard drive with a 57-yard TD run.
This was followed by a four-play, 65-yard drive ending with Andrew Fletcher hitting pay-dirt from 51 yards out. Halls two point conversion made the score to 22-0 Pirates. Fletcher then made the play that broke the Redhound’s backs by picking up a Corbin fumble and returning it for a 50-yard touchdown.
Austin Woolums PAT made the score 29-0 to end the third quarter. The Pirate’s continued to shut out the Corbin offense in the final quarter, while the offense kept the ball on the ground to run out the final minutes of the game clock. The Pirate defense was led this week by Hall with seven tackles, Cole Bentley and Catron had six apiece, Ray Horton, Devin Varney, Chase Dove and Woolum each had four.
The secondary consisting of Woolum, Varney, Catron and Dove was credited with shutting down Corbin’s high powered air attack holding them to one pass completion.
The Pirate offense continued to amaze the Pond Creek Nation. They have rushed for over 1,200 yards in four state playoff games, while holding the defense has held their opponents to less than 100 yards per game. In three of the four games the BMS Pirate defense completely shutout the opposing offenses.
The Pirates record now stands at an incredible 16-0 for the season as they head to Lexington this Saturday for the state semi-final playing at team out of Louisville.
The Pirates will take on the Region 3 winner and with a win advance to the championship game on Sunday.