Belfry took charge early on and the defending state champions rolled to a 54-12 win over Magoffin County in the opening round of the Class 3A playoffs played at Haywood Stadium on Friday night.
The Pirates, now 6-3, will host Lawrence County (4-1) on Nov. 27 in the district championship game.
Mr. Football candidate Isaac Dixon had just three carries for 115 yards and three touchdowns. He also had a 51-yard reception for a score and had a 46-yard punt return.
Brenden Rash, Dre Young and Chris Phillips each rushed for a score.
Belfry finished with 354 total yards, including 303 on the ground. Coleman’s only pass was the throw to Dixon for the score.
Magoffin County quarterback Lucas Litteral tossed a pair of touchdowns. Fifty-six yards to Zach Conley and a 24-yard strike to Aden Barnett late in the final quarter.
The Hornets finished 3-4.
(Class 3A playoffs)
SCORE BY QUARTERS:
MC (3-4)…..6 0 0 6 – 12
BF (6-3)…..27 15 6 6 – 54
BF – Isaac Dixon, 35-yard run (Gideon Ireson kick), 10:21
BF – Brenden Rash, 19-yard run (Gideon Ireson kick), 6:59
BF – Isaac Dixon, 47-yard run (Gideon Ireson kick), 2:24
MC – Zach Conley, 56-yard pass from Lucas Litteral (conversion failed), :49
BF – Isaac Dixon, 51-yard pass from Brett Coleman (kick failed), :40
BF – Isaac Dixon, 33-yard run (Gideon Ireson kick), 11:45
BF – Tyler Chaffin, 52-yard run (Brenden Rash run), 10:26
BF – Dre Young, 2-yardrun (took knee), 3:20
BF – Chris Phillips, 1-yard run (took knee), 4:47
MC – Aden Barnett, 24-yard pass from Lucas Litteral (took knee), 3:00
Next up: Belfry (6-3) vs. Lawrence County (4-1), Nov. 27, TBA.