|CHS falls to Brownstown|
|Written by Janna Ross|
|Wednesday, 01 September 2010 00:00|
The fans were excited as they rolled into Dutch Reis Field last Friday night. The fans quickly filled the stands to find the perfect location to cheer on the home-standing Pirates.
The Pirates were preparing to open their home season and defend their Mid Southern Conference title. Charlestown has captured the conference title the last three seasons.
The Braves of Brownstown Central had other plans.
Brownstown Central found the scoreboard first and held the 47-0 lead before the Pirates found the endzone with seconds remaining in the ballgame.
Charlestown won the coin toss and chose to receive the ball to start the contest.
The Pirates were moving the ball down field until a muffed snap of the football saw the Braves recover the fumble.
Brownstown Central took seven plays to find the endzone at the 4:39 mark in the opening quarter of play. Jake Brown found the endzone from two yards out for the Braves score. Steffen Lewis split the uprights to give Brownstown Central the early 7-0 lead. The Braves held the 7-0 lead at the end of the opening stanza.
The Braves took just six seconds in the second quarter before Evan Eggersman found the endzone. Lewis tacked on the extra point for the 14-0 Brownstown Central advantage.
Both teams traded punts before Brownstown Central pinned the Pirates on their own one yard line.
The Braves’ defense added two points with the safety at the 6:08 mark of the first half.
It took Brownstown Central a mere 95 seconds to find the endzone again as Eggersman scampered 35 yards to paydirt. Lewis’ extra point was good for the 23-0 Braves lead.
The Pirates found some rhythm as they were again moving the ball down field. Charlestown would fumble the ball late in the second quarter.
Brownstown Central’s Lewis ended the half by nailing a 24-yard field goal for the 26-0 Braves advantage at the halftime break.
The third quarter was much of the same for the Braves.
Brownstown’s Braden Scarlett found the endzone with 9:25 remaining in the third stanza. Lewis again tacked on the extra point for the 33-0 Braves lead.
Charlestown turned the ball over on downs before Brownstown Central’s Jordan Turpin hooked up with Wade Toppe for a 44-yard touchdown pass at the 6:46 mark of the third quarter. Lewis again split the uprights to give the visitors the 40-0 advantage.
Aaron Daniel, a 6’0 sophomore quarterback, was picked by Tim Bishop before Dylan Patman rambled 70 yards to the endzone. Lewis finished the scoring for the Braves with the extra point. Brownstown Central enjoyed the 47-0 lead with 8:28 remaining in the ballgame.
Charlestown would find the endzone with 13 seconds remaining in the ballgame.
Sophomore quarterback Gage Brafford hooked up with classmate Wesley Sexton for the five yard touchdown pass.
Charlestown head coach Jason Hawkins chose to go for the two point conversion as Brafford hooked up with sophomore Cole Nokes.
The Braves took home the 47-8 Mid Southern Conference victory.
“We turned the ball over too much. You can’t turn the ball over that many times against a Reed May team,” stated Coach Hawkins after the ballgame.
He concluded, “They were ready to play and we weren’t.”
Charlestown will travel to the Generals of Clarksville this Friday night. Kick off is set for 7 p.m.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 September 2010 14:21|