LANGLEY, Ky. — The Belfry Pirates went on the road on Friday night and made easy work of the Floyd Central Jaguars as they cruised to the 41-6 victory at Jaguar Stadium.
The Pirates (4-2) wasted no time taking full control of the game as they scored three times in the opening quarter to build a 21-0 lead.
Senior fullback Peyton Hensley got the scoring started for BHS with a four yard touchdown run and he was followed by fellow senior Ben Bentley who raced in for a score from 91-yards away.
Senior back Isaiah Birchfield then added the second four yard touchdown run of the opening quarter with 41 seconds to go as Grayson Cook’s connected on all three PAT’s and the Pirates took the three score lead.
Coach Philip Haywood’s squad kept pouring it on in the second stanza as junior quarterback Brett Coleman rumbled in from 14 yards away and after Cook’s PAT was blocked the Pirates took the 27-0 lead with 7:35 left in the half.
Belfry found the end zone one final time before they went into the halftime locker room as Bentley ran it in from 10 yards away for his second score of the half and the Pirates took the 34-0 lead into the break.
They added to their lead on the first drive to start the second half as Birchfield found pay dirt for the second time this time from 57 yards away and Cook’s kick made it 41-0 with 10:50 to play which set up the running clock.
The Jaguars would finally get on the board late in the fourth quarter as Gavin Martin ran it in from nine yards away to reach the final tally of 41-6.
Belfry racked up 325 yards of total offense on the day with 285 of that coming on the ground. Bentley led the way with four carries for 117 yards and two scores, including the 91 yard jaunt.
Hensley added seven carries for 78 yards and a score, Birchfield added 57 yards and two scores, while Coleman ran two times for 28 yards and a score. He also finished 4-7 passing on the day for 40 yards.
The Belfry defense was stingy throughout the contest as they held Floyd Central to 84 total yards of offense on the day on 39 plays. The lone Jaguar score came with mostly freshman defenders on the field for Belfry. The Pirates also played their third straight game without starting running back and defensive back Isaac Dixon who has been nursing an ankle injury suffered in the week three loss at Archbishop Alter.
The loss for Floyd Central drops them to 2-5 and 0-3 all time against Belfry. They will return to action this week at district foe Magoffin County.
The win for Belfry moves them to 4-2 as they head into their second bye week of the 2019 season. The Pirates will return to action at CAM Stadium on Oct. 18 against the Lawrence County Bulldogs. Kickoff for that contest is set for
The Pirates have won 19 straight games against their district foe and will be looking to improve to 25-9 all-time against the Bulldogs.
Coach Haywood will be looking for his 443rd all-time win which would just add to his state record for most career victories as a head football coach.
Score by quarters
BHS (4-2): 21 13 7 0 — 41
FCHS (2-5) 0 0 0 6 — 6
BHS: 4-yard run Hensley (Cook PAT Good) 7:31
BHS: 91-yard run Bentley (Cook PAT Good) 3:29
BHS: 4-yard run Birchfield (Cook PAT Good) 44.1
BHS: 14-yard run Coleman (Cook PAT blocked) 7:35
BHS: 10-yard run Bentley (Cook PAT Good)
BHS: 57-yard run Birchfield (Cook PAT Good) 10:50
FCHS: 9-yard run Martin (Prater PAT no good) 4:15