Community Trust WYMT Pike County Bowl: Belfry soundly cracks the Colonels
BELFRY, Ky. (WYMT) - Game one of the 2022 Community Trust Bank Pike County Bowl went off without a hitch...the same could not be said for the nightcap.
And it truly became a nightcap, with the game not kicking off until nearly 11:00pm thanks to lingering lightning delays.
However, after a bit of a slow start, Belfry quickly took control of their contest against the Bourbon County Colonels.
Junior running back Caden Woolum found the end zone first on a 7-yard scamper, 7-0 Belfry after a successful PAT.
The Pirates added three more scores in the second quarter to make it 28-0 late in the frame, but Bourbon County, determined not to be shutout in the first half, made it 28-6 at the half.
The second half did not go much better for the Colonels, with two Belfry TDs in the third quarter, including a 51 yard QB run from junior RB Dre Young taking the lead to 42-6 and instituting a running clock by the final frame. Bourbon County would tack on an extra touchdown plus two point conversion, but would ultimately fall 42-14.
Freshman QB Chase Varney tallied three touchdowns on the evening, two of them sneaks at the goal line. Young tacked on another TD late in the third quarter on a handoff from Varney.
Pike County Bowl action shifts to Pikeville High School Saturday as Covington Catholic visits Pikeville to kick off the action.
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