Belfry scored on the first play from scrimmage and the Pirates never looked back in cruising to a 60-0 victory over Pike County Central in a Class 3A playoff district championship game played at CAM Stadium on Friday night.
Running back Peyton Hensley had just two carries for 89 yards, including an 82-yard score on his first carry, to help the Pirates move to 8-3. Isaac Dixon’s only carry resulted in a 41-yard touchdown and he also hauled in a 32-yard touchdown pass.
Ben Bentley rushed twice, both for TD runs of 40 and 57 yards and Isaiah Birchfield picked off a pass and ran it back 55 yards for a score.
Chris Warren, Israel Canterbury and Chris Phillips added rushing TDs.
The Pirates held Pike Central, which saw its season end at 7-4, to just 23 yards on 27 plays.
Belfry will host Ashland Blazer (10-2) in the regional championship game on Nov. 22. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
(Class 3A playoffs)
SCORE BY QUARTERS:
PC (7-4)…..0 0 0 0 – 0
BF (8-3)…26 20 7 7 – 60
BF – Peyton Hensley, 82-yard run (kick failed), 9:02
BF – Ben Bentley, 40-yard run (kick failed), 6:15
BF – Isaac Dixon, 41-yard run (Grayson Cook kick), 2:52
BF – Isaac Dixon, 32-yard pass from Brett Coleman (Grayson Cook kick), 2:17
BF – Ben Bentley, 57-yard run (Grayson Cook kick), 11:44
BF – Isaiah Birchfield, 55-yard INT (kick failed), 9:50
BF – Chris Warren, 33-yard run (Grayson Cook kick), 1:55
BF – Israel Canterbury, 1-yard run (Gideon Ireson kick), 4:44
BF – Chris Phillips, 2-yard run (Gideon Ireson kick), 7:15
Next up: Belfry (8-3) vs. Ashland Blazer (10-2), regional championship, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 22.