Category Archives: Football

Football, Soccer & Volleyball Schedule Changes Announced

Due to the forecast of impending bad weather, including torrential rains for Friday, the Charlestown HS Athletic Department has announced the following schedule changes effecting Pirate Football, Lady Pirate Volleyball and Pirate Soccer.  Lady Pirate Volleyball hosting Silver Creek in the CHS Sports Arena will begin at 5:30 pm Thursday instead of 6:00 pm (Junior Varsity first, followed by Varsity).  Pirate Soccer hosting Scottsburg on Dutch Reis Field will begin at 5:30 pm instead of 6:00 pm.  Finally, Pirate Football hosting Clarksville has been moved from Friday on Dutch Reis Field to Thursday evening with a 7:30 pm kick-off.



Throughout the fall sports season, Baptist Health Floyd Sports Medicine physicians will offer evaluation and treatment of athletes with sports-related injuries at a Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinic.

SATURDAYS, AUGUST 19 THROUGH OCTOBER 28; 7:30 a.m. • Must be signed in by 8 a.m.; at the Baptist Health Medical Group, 2125 State Street, Suite 5 • New Albany, IN.

No appointment is necessary. Patients must be signed in by 8 a.m. and will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Most major insurance plans are accepted. For more information, call 812.944.2663.

Annual Blue-White Football Scrimmage this Friday

BlueWhiteScrimmageTag2017The Annual Pirate Football Blue-White Scrimmage will be held this Friday, August 4th on Dutch Reis Field, at Charlestown HS!  Watch ALL PIRATE FOOTBALL TEAMS Scrimmage, from Charlestown Little Pirate Football, to Charlestown Middle School Pirate Football, and of course…Charlestown High School Pirate Football!!!! Admission is $2.00 to support Charlestown football.  1st and 2nd graders will scrimmage from 6:15 to 6:30, 3rd and 4th graders from 6:30 to 6:45, 5th and 6th graders from 6:45 to 7:00, 7th and 8th graders from 7:00 to 7:30 and then High School Pirate Football will scrimmage beginning at 7:30 pm.  Pirate Football will scrimmage at Floyd Central the following Friday (Aug. 11th); then travel to Silver Creek for the regular season opener on Friday, August 18th at 7:00 pm.

Golf Scramble to Benefit Pirate Football Sunday July 30th

FootballShieldCharlestown High School Pirate Football will be hosting their annual benefit golf scramble on Sunday, July 30th, at the Wooded View Golf Course in Clarksville, Indiana.  The scramble tee off time is scheduled for 8:30 am; at a cost of $300 per team.  Lunch will be served after the scramble along with door prizes awarded.

For more information, to register a team or sponsor a hole, contact Chad Vincent 502-310-8855, Brad Crace 812-987-1356 or Jason Hawkins 502-609-1209.

Woolridge Headed North to Play Tiger Football

WoolridgePirate Football Senior Simon Woolridge recently met with family, coaches and school administrators to accept and sign a letter of intent to attend and play college football at Olivet Nazarene University in northern Illinois next year.  Woolridge played three years of varsity Pirate Football, finishing with 146 career tackles, 83 of which were recorded as solo tackles.  Woolridge additionally finished with six career sacks while also adding an interception and two conversion receptions his senior year of play.  Woolridge plans to pursue a nursing degree at Olivet Nazarene while playing NAIA football.  During the signing, Simon offered advice to younger football players coming up; in that concentrating on strength and conditioning is very important when interested in playing football after high school.  Additionally, Woolridge credited the relationships he built on his team; as well as, family and friends which made the different for him personally when striving to achieve goals.  Joining Simon during his signing, and as shown above left to right are his parents Marty and Susan Woolridge, sister Sienna Woolridge; and Charlestown High School Head Football Coach Jason Hawkins (right rear) and Atheltic Director Chad Gilbert (left rear).

Football Pirates Lawler & Phillips Announce College Intent

Group1Charlestown Pirate Football Senior standouts Brendan Lawler and Shane Phillips gathered with family and Charlestown High School Administrators Wednesday to officially announce their intent to accept preferred offers from the University of Indianapolis Football program.  Indianapolis Greyhound football program has dominated their Division II athletic conference (GLIAC) over the past six years, winning it outright four times with a overall record of 30-1.  Brendan Lawler, as starting quarterback for the Pirates over the past two seasons; compiled 2,193 passing yards (including 26 touchdowns), and 1,698 rushing yards (including 19 more touchdowns) while leading the offense to a 16-5 overall record since 2015.  Shane Phillips, after two years on the Pirate Defensive Line, moved to the Offensive Line at the center position for the Pirates during his Senior season.  While in the trenches, Phillips still recorded 30 tackles (15 of those Solo Tackles), two sacks and a very memorable fumble recovery at Silver Creek in 2015.

Shown above with Lawler (left seated) are his parents Brad Lawler and Cassondra Ross; and Phillips (right seated) parents Annette and Chris Phillips, grandmother Sonja Kendrick, and brother Austin Phillips.  Charlestown HS Principal Mark Laughner, Athletic Director Chad Gilbert, and Head Football Coach Jason Hawkins (left to right standing rear-center) all attended the announcement in support of Lawler and Phillips.

Lawler and Phillips both commented on the academic benefits at the University of Indianapolis; including high graduation rates, internships, and job placement, as being very attractive to them….besides having a winning football program.  Lawler offered this advise to student athletes coming up behind him, “Don’t take anything for granted and cherish every moment (of high school)”.  Lawler further noted his appreciation to the support and drive of his parents, coaches, family and friends as key motivators during his high school career.

Phillips’ advice to upcoming student athletes wanting to play at the next level was:  “talk to everyone you can (get advice and guidance), use it toward personal goals.”  Phillips also obviously appreciates the family and friends support he has had during high school.

Pirate Nation congratulates “Pirates for Life” Brendan Lawler and Shane Phillips on moving forward with academic and athletic plans at the college level.  Best of luck after high school, academically and athletically.

Pirate Football Merchandise on Sale Friday Off-Site

FootballShieldDon’t miss your opportunity to pick-up Pirate Football merchandise for sectional football play!!  The Pirate Football program will be selling your favorite Charlestown Football t-shirt, starting at just $5.00 each, or other items including a ball cap or visor.  Youth medium and large are available along with adults sizes small through 4X; however some styles and sizes are limited in quantities, so don’t waste time.

Football Merchandise sales will be conducted this Friday, October 21st, from 2:00-5:00 pm in the parking lot between the Charlestown Papa John’s restaurant and the former Western Auto Store on Market Street (Hwy #3).  Due to IHSAA post season rules regarding the sale of team spirit merchandise, sales are required to held off school grounds; and can not be sold at the game Friday night.  Pirate Football will open sectional play Friday night in the Bone Yard hosting North Harrison, kick-off is scheduled for 7:00 pm.

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