HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Defending champs cruise into second round

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.

At Goody

(Class 3A playoffs)


MC (3-4)…..6    0  0  6 – 12

BF (6-3)…..27  15  6  6 – 54


First Quarter

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

Second Quarter

BF – Isaac Dixon, 33-yard run (Gideon Ireson kick), 11:45

BF – Tyler Chaffin, 52-yard run (Brenden Rash run), 10:26

Third Quarter

BF – Dre Young, 2-yardrun (took knee), 3:20

Fourth Quarter

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.