Don’t miss your chance this Friday afternoon to pick up your favorite Charlestown Pirate Football T-Shirt or Hoodie to support the football team during their state play-off run. There will be cotton t-shirts for $5.00-$10.00, climate control shirts from $15.00-$20.00, blankets $20.00, spirit towels two for $5.00, black all-weather hooded sweatshirts $40.00, jackets for $30.00, skull caps for $15.00 and ball caps and visors for $5.00-$15.00. Sizes are available from youth small through adult 4X while supplies last.
Pirate Football merchandise will be available from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the corner of Park St and HWY 3 Friday afternoon October 24th. Sales are being held off school property due to IHSAA rules requiring no spirit item sales on school property during state playoff games. Remember, 100% of all proceeds go directly to supporting the football team during the 2014 State Playoffs.
The Pirates will begin Class 3A Sectional play this Friday by hosting the Corydon Panthers. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:00 pm in the CHS Bone Yard. The weather forecast for this Friday looks to be great for football; unlike two weeks ago when the Pirates squeezed out a 13-6 regular season win in the wind and rain at Corydon. Pack the stands this Friday night and show the Pirates your support during the State Tourney. For complete Football Sectional information, including tournament pairings, log on to www.PiratePride.BLUE/Football.
Special congratulations to Senior Cheerleader Amber Neal for her selection to the IASP (Indiana Association of School Principals) “All-State” Cheer Team. Amber was selected from a very talented pool of senior cheerleaders from all over the state. Amber proved herself worthy of this honorable distinction through her continuous hard work and dedication. Cheerleading Coach Mark Sherrill was excited not only for Amber but for all of CHS. Coach Sherrill stated “Amber is an outstanding asset not only to our cheer program but to the entire community. Amber has matured into a true leader in and out of our program. I am glad others get to see just how special she is. This distinction is another great reflection on all the positive movement in our wonderful community.” Amber Neal will be recognized among her cheerleading peers on November 8th during the Indiana High School Cheer State Finals. For more information about the IASP and the Indiana Cheer State Finals, go to http://www.iasp.org/dsp/cheer.
The JV Pirate Football game hosting Eastern (Pekin), originally scheduled for tonight, October 20th, at Charlestown High School; has been cancelled due to field conditions.
The Lady Pirate Cross Country team finished 6th as a team today at the Brown County Regional (top five teams advance). However Charlestown advanced two runners to next weeks Semi-Final meet. “They all ran their hearts out today, just came up a little short, but I couldn’t be more proud of what they have accomplished this year! They were very competitive, and grew to love each other over the season”, commented Head Coach Jerry Doyle. Moving on to semi-state is Katie Rhodes who finished 20th in a time of 20:36 and Whitney Andrews in 27th in 21:33. Whitney advances to her second consecutive semi-state. Pirate Seth Parker finished 52nd in 18:24, in a very strong boys regional field! Congratulations to all of Pirate Nation’s Cross Country runners. The Cross Country Semi-State run will be held Saturday, October 25th, beginning at 12:30 pm in Brown County.
The Pirate Football team finished their 2014 regular season on the road in Pekin, versus MSC foe, Eastern High. Charlestown compiled 546 total yards of offense, 421 of which courtesy of the ground game; compared to the host’s 119 total. The Pirates jumped out to a 21 point lead after a 5 yard keeper by QB Tristan Chester, and touchdown runs of 41 and 21 yard runs by Antonyo Gaddie. A Charlestown second quarter fumble set up an Eastern touchdown before Chester hit Garrett Woods for a 21 yard touchdown reception with ten clicks remaining on the first half clock. The Pirates got the big play machine rolling in the second half when Gaddie scored on a 58 yard run after Eastern turned the ball over on downs. The next two Pirate drives consisted of three plays each and were both capped by touchdown runs by Syd Gieseking, pushing the score to 47-7 with 4:11 remaining in the third quarter. The Charlestown coaching staff began inserting reserves near the end of the third, when Simon Woolridge read an Eastern pass play for a 22 yard pick six interception at the 3:04 mark. Jarren Anderson added the Pirate’s final score with 2:42 remaining when he broke free to score on a 37 yard run to make the final score 61-7. The Pirates finish their regular season with a 7-2 record, including 6 -1 mark in the MSC. Gaddie rushed a game high of 176 yards on 20 carries and three touchdowns, Anderson added 81 ground yards on five rushes and a touchdown, and Gieseking two touchdowns off 75 yards in just four carries. Tristan Chester finished the night completing 9 of 14 passes for 125 yards; and carried the ball another 62 yards on six times rushes. Garrett Woods caught four Chester passes for 71 yards, Cameron Hopson caught three for 18 yards, and Eli Daniel caught two totaling 36 yards. Charlestown will now focus on Sectional play, as they host Corydon (6-3) next Friday in the first round of the state tourney.