Belfry hammers Sheldon Clark
GOODY — Belfry dominated from the opening kickoff as the Pirates rolled to a 63-8 win over Sheldon Clark on homecoming night in a game played at CAM Stadium on Sept. 22.
Quarterback Avery Browning rushed three times for 67 yards and a touchdown while running back Peyton Hensley had three carries for 69 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Pirates improved to 4-1.
Ben Bentley's only carry resulted in a 71-yard touchdown and Taveon Hunter's lone carry was a 66-yard touchdown as Belfry built a 42-0 halftime advantage.
Sheldon Clark's Dylon Stafford led the Cardinals with 66 yards on seven carries while Zach Preece had 14 rushes for 37 yards and a touchdown.
Hunter's 66-yard run came with 8 minutes, 25 seconds left in the first quarter and helped fuel the route. Dylan Brown's PAT kick made it 7-0.
Running back Justin Adkins scored on a 54-yard run with 6:13 remaining and then hauled in an 11-yard pass from Browning with 5:09 to go to push the lead to 21-0.
Hensley followed with a one-yard run with 1:33 left and Devin Varney picked off a pass and returned it 41 yards with 16 seconds to play to build the lead to 35-0.
Belfry's only points of the second period came on Bentley's 71-yard run with 10:26 left, resulting in a running clock.
Hensley's second touchdown run, 62 yards out, came with 10:30 remaining in the third quarter to extend the lead to 49-0. Deon Smith added a two-yard run with 3:39 to go to make it 56-0.
Sheldon Clark's lone score came on Preece's eight-yard run on the first play of the final quarter. Stafford ran in the conversion.
Issac Dixon's 11-yard run with 3:06 left in the game capped the scoring for Belfry.
The Pirates will play at Floyd Central (4-2) tonight while the Cardinals journey to Lawrence County (3-3).
SCORE BY QUARTERS:
SC (1-4)…......................................0 0 0 8 – 8
BF (4-1)........................................35 7 14 7 – 63
BF – Taveon Hunter, 66-yard run (Dylan Brown kick), 8:25
BF – Justin Adkins, 54-yard run (Grayson Cook kick), 6:13
BF – Justin Adkins, 11-yard pass from Avery Browning (Grayson Cook kick), 5:09
BF – Peyton Hensley, 1-yard run (Grayson Cook kick), 1:33
BF – Devin Varney, 41-yard INT (Grayson Cook kick), :16
BF – Ben Bentley, 71-yard run (Grayson Cook kick), 10:26
BF – Peyton Hensley, 62-yard run (Dylan Brown kick), 10:30
BF – Deon Smith, 2-yard run (Dylan Brown kick), 3:39
SC – Zach Preece, 8-yard run (Dylon Stafford run), 11:47
BF – Issac Dixon, 11-yard run (Dylan Brown kick), 3:06
Next up: Belfry (4-1) at Floyd Central (4-2); Sheldon Clark (1-4) at Lawrence County (3-3), Sept. 29.