Pirates start slow then roll to 47-20 MSC win
The Pirates won their second straight MSC (Mid Southern Conference) game Friday night, in front of a packed Bone Yard and very spirited student section. The Pirates started their game with North Harrison, ending the first two Cougar drives with a pair of Eli Daniel interceptions; however fumbled the ball three times in the first half.
One of the fumbles led to a late first quarter Cougar touchdown. The Pirates (3-1 and 2-1 Mid Southern Conference) answered in the second, scoring two touchdowns on passes from senior quarterback Tristan Chester to Cameron Hopson and Eli Daniel to take a 14-6 advantage to the halftime break.
The Pirates’ Tate Boley received the second half kickoff and returned it 90 yards to open the half with a Charlestown score. North Harrison (0-3 and 0-3 MSC) fumbled on their next two drives, of which the Pirates took full advantage of, scoring on an eight yard touchdown run by Jarren Anderson and a 22 yard Chester to Garrett Woods toss.
The Pirates, leading 34-6, saw the Cougars score to cap a 10 play 75 yard drive near the end of the third.
Charlestown opened the fourth with a seven play 72 yard drive, scoring when Chester hit Woods again for a touchdown strike of 17 yards.
Pirate reserves and Cougar reserves both scored late in the fourth the make the final 47-20 in the home team’s favor.
Jarren Anderson led the Pirate rushing stats with 109 yards on 13 carries, Woods led the Pirate receiving stats with four catches for 77 yards, while Tristan Chester finished 13 of 19 for 201 yards of passing.
Eli Daniel was named the Coyle Chevy, Buick, GMC and Coyle Nissan Defensive Player of the Game and Tristan Chester was named the Offensive Player of the Game.
The Pirates host the Silver Creek Dragons this Friday for Homecoming; in a game that will also honor and recognize the 25th Anniversary of the 1989 Pirate Football Championship team.