|Pirates roll on Senior Night... Charlestown shuts out Eastern, 64-0|
|Written by Michael Ross|
|Tuesday, 22 October 2013 00:00|
Dutch Reis Field was filled with Senior Pride as Pirate Nation honored the seniors in Fall Sports prior to the contest against visiting Eastern Friday night. Once the ceremony was finished, the Pirates had some unfinished business on the gridiron. It didn’t take long for the home standing Pirates to get going and finish the regular season with a 64-0 win over Mid Southern Conference foe Eastern.
Charlestown would find the scoreboard for the first time at the 4:25 mark as Antonyo Gaddie found the endzone from five yards out. Freshman kicker Calvin McClelland split the uprights for the early 7-0 Pirate lead.
During the kick off Eastern senior Scot Ames lost three yards as he was tackled in the endzone for a Pirate safety.
Pirate senior Matt Myers rambled his way to the endzone at the 2:37 mark of the first stanza. McClelland tacked on the extra point for the early 16-0 advantage.
With just seconds remaining in the quarter the Eastern defense couldn’t stop Charlestown as sophomore Tate Boley scampered 12 yards for the score. McClelland added the extra point for the 23-0 Pirate advantage heading into the second stanza.
The Pirates continued to roll into half time as they added 20 points in the quarter.
Charlestown senior Jimmy Garcia found paydirt from seven yards out before McClelland nailed the extra point for the 30-0 Pirate lead.
Gaddie found his way to the scorebook again with a 27 yard sprint to the goal line. McClelland kept his night perfect for the 37-0 lead at the 5:15 mark of the first half.
The Pirates needed just 1:09 to find the endzone again as Gaddie hooked up with junior Hunter Crace for a 14 yard touchdown strike at the 4:06 mark. The score would prove to be the final one of the first half as Charlestown held the 43-0 lead.
After the halftime break, the Pirates continued their dominance. Charlestown would add 21 points in the 12 minute period.
The Pirates got back on the scoring track quickly after the break only needing 80 seconds to find the endzone. Charlestown junior Eli Daniel sprinted 30 yards for the first score of the period. Pirate senior kicker Rodrigo Martinez nailed the extra point for the 50-0 Pirate lead.
Charlestown would round out the scoring on the evening with touchdowns from Garcia from seven yards out and sophomore Jarren Anderson from five yards out. Martinez added both extra points for the 64-0 shut out senior night victory.
The Pirates were led by Gaddie with seven carries for 96 yards and two touchdowns followed by Garcia with 81 yards on nine carries and two touchdowns. Myers added 41 yards on eight carries and one touchdown while Anderson recorded 32 yards on four carries and one touchdown.
Eastern was led by sophomore Tristen Smith with 20 yards on six carries followed by classmate Jordan Eberle with 12 yards on six carries.
Musketeer junior quarterback Austin Roberts completed 11 of 21 passes for 78 yards.
Eberle recorded seven catches for 41 yards.
Charlestown tallied 347 yards rushing, 34 yards passing for a total of 381 yards total offense.
Eastern tallied 58 yards rushing and 78 yards passing for 136 total yards.
The Pirates had 14 seniors play their last regular season game at The Boneyard Friday night. Seniors honored were: Darren Taylor, Luke Woods, Matt Myers, Jimmy Garcia, Rodrigo Martinez, Adam Hoff, Jake Harper, Drexler Meadors, Robbie Harris, Chris Ison, Bryar O’Connell, Gavan Hebner, Tyler Combs and Alex Smith.
Charlestown (6-3) will host Cordyon Central (6-3) in the opening round of the Class 3A Sectional 31 Friday night. Kick off is set for 7 p.m.
Eastern will host Paoli (7-2) in Friday night’s Class 2A Sectional 39.