Category Archives: Football

JV Football Pirates Dominate Cubs 26-8

Saturday morning, the JV Pirate Football (1-0) team hosted their Madison counterparts on Dutch Reis Field.  The Pirates stretched their legs on defensive and offense as they dispatched the visiting Cubs to the final tune of 26-8.  Junior Dacota Osborn got the scoring started for the Pirates after turning a blocked punt into a defensive touchdown.  The Pirate defense struck again when Sophomore Simon Woolridge intercepted a Madison pass, returning it to the Cub four yard line; before Junior Jaren Anderson run it in for six more.  Sophomore Trey Crace stopped another Madison drive with another Pirate interception, his second of the game, which led to a forty yard TD strike to Junior Dylin Taylor.  Two PAT’s by Sophomore Calvin McClelland and a Sophomore Amado Gomez thirty yard touchdown scamper closed out the Pirate scoring.  The JV Pirates are back in action at Brownstown on Monday September 1st.

Pirates Shut Out Cubs 21-0 in Ward Debut

The Charlestown Pirate Football team traveled to Madison Friday evening to begin their 2014 campaign; and try out their new coach in a game environment.  The Pirate defense played up to expectation; flying to the ball and executing open field tackles as if it were a season finale.  “Proud of the team, everyone did their job…..we saw some things we’re gonna work on; but overall it was a solid win”, commented Coach Ward after the game.  After a scoreless first half of defense versus defense; the Pirates found pay dirt when Sophomore RB Antonyo Gaddie broke free for a 24 yard touchdown.  The point after snap didn’t go as planned, however Sophomore Garrett Woods ran the ball in for a successful two point conversion; to make 8-0.  The Pirates (1-0) took a 15-0 lead to halftime after Senior Eli Daniel caught a Senior QB Tristan Chester pass for a 68 yard score.  The defenses squared off again in the third quarter, holding both teams scoreless.  Madison’s best drive of the night landed them on the Pirate 27 yard line after eleven plays and 48 yards; however when trying to connect in the enzone; a Cub pass was intercepted by Junior Tate Boley to stop the drive.  Midway through the fourth quarter, Senior Eli Daniel secured the Pirate victory when he broke free for a 43 yard touchdown to make the final 21-0.  The Pirates finished with 177 yards on 32 carries; 125 of which were courtesy of 21 carries by Sophomore Antonyo Gaddie.  Madison put another drive together late in the fourth, however Junior Christian Bates got the Pirates’ second interception of the night to end the Cub drive and secure the shut out for his team.  Charlestown finished the game with 282 total yards of offense, 82 more then Madison.  Eli Daniel was named the Coyle Chevy, Buick, GMC & Coyle Nissan Offensive Player of the Game while Sophomore Bradley Laffoon earned Defensive Player of the Game honors by Pirate Pride Sports.  The Pirates now look forward to their week two match up, next Saturday at 2:40 pm, versus #6 Brownstown, in Lucas Oil Stadium.

2014 Pirate Football Season Preview Show Online

CTOWNPIRATEFOOTBALLpreview2014Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting, in cooperation with Ctown.TV, present the fourth annual Pirate Football Season Preview Show.  The video show was recorded preceding last Friday’s Blue-White Scrimmage on the campus of Charlestown High School and features new Pirate Football Head Coach Darin Ward; as well as Assistant Coaches Aaron Humphrey and Dave Daniel.  The 2014 Pirate Football Season Preview Show is available for viewing by going to www.PiratePride.BLUE/Broadcasting/PreseasonShows or via and selecting “Preseason Shows”.  Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting’s coverage of Pirate Football is sponsored by Bill Broughton Trucking and Excavating, Grayson Funeral Homes, Subway, Field’s Custom Cabinets, and the Charlestown Pizza Company.  Special thanks to Ctown.TV and the video production crew of John and Chris Spencer.

Lucas Oil Stadium Showcase Ticket Info Released

LucasOilStadiumShowcase2014smallThe Charlestown Pirate Football team, as part of the Lucas Oil Stadium Showcase, will play their week two regular season contest versus the Brownstown Braves, on Saturday, August 30th, 2014 in the home of the Indianapolis Colts.  The Lucas Oil Stadium Showcase will feature a four game slate of Indiana High School Football games beginning at noon with Winamac vs. Pioneer, followed by Brownstown vs. Charlestown at 2:40 pm, Plainfield vs. Danville at 5:20 pm, and Indian Creek vs. Greenwood at 8:00 pm.  All four games will be played on Saturday, August 30th; and on the turf of Lucas Oil Stadium, in downtown Indianapolis.  The Charlestown High School Athletic Department will begin selling Charlestown advanced ticket sales on Friday, August 8th in the CHS Student Services Center.  Advance tickets are $11.00 each or $8.00 for kids 12 years and younger.  Youth football player tickets are also $8.00 each and includes field access to form a team tunnel before the game.  Tickets purchased at the stadium on game day will be priced at $15.00 each.  All tickets are good for admission to all four Showcase games outlined above.  Charlestown advance ticket sales will be held Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, August 8th through Thursday, August 28th.  For more information contact Nicole Grayson in the CHS Student Services Center at 812-256-3328 #11141 or  This will be a thrilling event for our Pirate Football players, made even more memorable by a big Charlestown community presence.

CLPYFA to Host Dinner Prior to FC Scrimmage

The Charlestown Little Pirate Youth Football Association (CLPYFA) will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner prior to the Aug 15th home scrimmage versus Floyd Central.  Dinner will begin at 5:00 pm and end at 7:00 pm, which is the scheduled start time of the Pirate Football scrimmage hosting Floyd Central.  The dinner will be held at the Charlestown Arts & Enrichment Center (A&E), located at 999 Water Street.  All Spaghetti Dinners will be $6.00 each with proceeds to benefit Charlestown Little Pirate Football.  Stop and have dinner with several of your fellow Pirate Football fans, on your way to the August 15th scrimmage.  For more information about the CLPYFA, go to

Annual Football Blue-White Scrimmage Scheduled

FootballBLUEWHITEScrimmageTag400Pirate Football will hold its annual Blue-White Scrimmage on Friday, August 8th, 2014 beginning at 6:00 pm on Dutch Reis Field.  Admission is free and is the first opportunity most of Pirate Nation gets to see organized team workouts, in an inter-squad scrimmage format.  The annual Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting Season Preview Show will be filmed immediately following the scrimmage, as in years past.

The Pirates are also scheduled to scrimmage Floyd Central the following Friday night, August 15th, in the Bone Yard in advance of their season opener at Madison on the 22nd.

Mark your calendars, Friday Night Pirate Football begins August 8th, with the annual Blue-White Scrimmage at CHS.

Tentative Fall Schedules Posted

The Charlestown High School Athletic Department and Pirate Pride Booster Club have released tentative Fall Sport Schedules on the new Pirate Pride website, located at www.PiratePride.BLUE.  Links to the schedules can be located near the top of each Fall Sport home page, listed under “Fall Sports”.  The schedules are again tentative and subject to some changes in advance of the beginning of each sport’s official IHSAA season.

Not that Pirate Nation has or will forget, the week two regular season football MSC rivalry match up with Brownstown will be played in Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium, on Saturday, August 30th, 2014.  Kick off is scheduled at 2:30 pm, as part of a special four game day of Indiana High School football in the home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts.  Additional information for Pirate Nation will soon be announced, however several fans have already made Saturday evening hotel arrangements at the Holiday Inn Express, located across the street from the stadium at 410 E. Missouri Street, in Indianapolis.  The Holiday Inn Express contact phone number for available room interests is 317-822-6400.

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