HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Belfry finishes strong with road win at Letcher

Belfry used a bruising ground game to dominate Letcher Central, rolling to a 43-14 win at Cougar Field on Friday night.

The Pirates improved to 7-3 while the Cougars dropped to 5-5.

Running back Dre Young ran for 72 yards and four touchdowns as Belfry amassed 412 yards. Ace Caudill and Eli Caudill added TD runs. 

Jeremiah Austin finished with 77 yards on eight carries and Caden Woolum added 68 on seven attempts.

Central’s Quinton Williams had a 56-yard touchdown run and quarterback Peyton Combs scored on a four-yard carry.

Both teams will begin post-season play this coming Friday. Belfry will host Clay County (7-3) while the Cougars go on the road to Taylor County (8-2). Both games will kick at 7:30 pm.

At Whitesburg


BF (7-3)…….7   15   21  0 – 43

LCC (5-5)…..0     6     0   8 – 14


First Quarter

BF – Dre Young, 1-yard run (Nick Savage kick), 1:23

Second Quarter

LCC – Peyton Combs, 4-yard run (kick failed), 11:00

BF – Dre Young, 4-yard run (Nick Savage kick), 8:15

BF – Dre Young, 1-yard run (Eli Caudill run), 1:18

Third Quarter

BF – Dre Young, 4-yard run (Nick Savage kick), 9:33

BF – Ace Caudill, 22-yard run (Nick Savage kick), 5:52

BF – JB Woolum, 37-yard run (Nick Savage kick), 1:34

Fourth Quarter

LCC – Quinton Williams, 56-yard run (Isaac Matthews run), 3:25

Next up: Belfry (7-3) vs. Clay County (7-3), Class 3A playoffs, 7:30 pm, Nov. 3; Letcher Central (5-5) at Taylor County (Taylor County (8-2), Class 4A playoffs, 7:30 pm, Nov. 3.