Category Archives: Football

Pirate Football is the WLKY Team of the Week Again

schooloftheweekThe WLKY Channel 32 Sports crew will visit Charlestown High School Tuesday to recognize the Pirate Football team as their High School Team of the Week once again.  The Pirates are 8-1, averaging over 47 points per game, and begin Class 3A Sectional #31 play this Friday when they host the North Harrison Cougars.  Kick off Friday is at 7:00 pm, in the Bone Yard.  Congratulations to the Pirates and good luck in the State Tournament.

Pirate Football to Host North Harrison to Open Sectional

CaptureThe IHSAA conducted its blind draw to determine the Sectional first round match-ups in the annual Indiana HS Football State Tournament Sunday evening.  The Charlestown Pirates (6-1) will host North Harrison (5-2) in the lower bracket, to open Class 3A Sectional #31 play on Friday, October 21st at 7:00 PM (EDT).  The remaining Sectional #31 pairings include Brown County (1-6) at Brownstown Central (6-1) and Salem (4-3) at Corydon Central (3-4) in the upper half of the bracket; and in the lower half of the bracket, Heritage Hills (5-2) at Southridge (7-0).

For more information on the State Class 3A Football Tournament CLICK HERE; or for more information Pirate Football, go to www.PiratePride.BLUE/Football.  For complete live coverage of Pirate Football in the 2016 State Tourney, follow Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports on Twitter at @CPPSB.

Pirates Rally to Beat Lions on the Road

Pirate Football had to come from behind in the second half; after trailing hosts Salem 24-22 at the half, to defeat the Lions 36-31 in conference play.  The game played back and forth, neither team able to successfully stop the offense of the other.  Pirate penalties and turnovers  kept Salem in the game until the Charlestown defense flexed in the fourth quarter for two huge game saving stops.  The Pirates were led offensively by Anthony Malone, who finished the game with three touchdowns on 23 carries totaling 227 yards.  Malone was named the Coyle Chevy, Buick, GMC, and Coyle Nissan Offensive Player of the Game.  Brendan Lawler threw two touchdowns to Mitch Wurtsmith; finishing with 164 passing yards.  The Pirates finished the game with another game with more than five hundred (509) yards of total offense; out gaining the Lions by 112 yards.  Dakota Porter led the Pirates in tackles was named the Coyle Chevy, Buick, GMC and Coyle Nissan Defensive Player of the Game.  Charlestown continues conference play next Friday at Corydon.

Fall Sport Post Season Play Approaching

The 2016 regular seasons of fall sports are beginning to wind down and prepare for post season state tourney play, here are the dates you need to know in advance as details of all post season play will be posted on www.PiratePride.BLUE when official:

Pirate and Lady Pirate Soccer will learn their sectional match-up pairings on Friday, September 23rd between 8am and noon.  The Pirates and Lady Pirates will play in the Class 2A Sectional #28 at Floyd Central between October 3rd and 8th.

Pirate Tennis will learn their sectional match-up pairings on Monday, September 26th.  The Pirates will play in the Silver Creek Sectional between September 28th and October 1st.

Pirate Football will learn their sectional match-up pairings on Sunday, October 2nd at approximately 8:00 pm.  The Pirates will play in Class 3A Sectional #31 between October 21st and November 4th.

Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross Country will participate in their sectional meet on Saturday, October 8th, hosted by Southwestern High School in Hanover, Indiana.

Lady Pirate Volleyball will learn their sectional match-up pairings on Monday, October 10th, at approximately 8am.  The Lady Pirates will play in the Class 3A Sectional #30 hosted by Brownstown HS between October 18th and 22nd.

Best of luck to all Charlestown teams in the upcoming State Tournaments!

Pirate Broadcasters Pledge Donations for Touchdowns

TouchdownsAgainstCancerCPPSBThe Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting Football crew, in support of the 2016 Touchdowns Against Cancer national program, has pledged to personally donate $5.00 each, every time the Charlestown Pirates score a varsity game time touchdown between September 16th and October 1st, 2016 (during contests against Silver Creek, Salem & Corydon).  That’s a $25 combined donation, each time Southern Indiana’s highest scoring high school football team scores a touchdown during the next three games, to St. Jude Children’s Cancer Research, through the Touchdowns Against Cancer program.  For more information about the program, go to  Additionally, Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting challenges fellow sports broadcasters all around the country, as well as fans and listeners; to make a similar pledge while covering and rooting for their favorite high school football team.


Big Slate of Events for Friday Night Pirate Football

BoneYardPirate fans, don’t miss a minute of Friday’s slate of events in conjunction with the big MSC match-up against the Silver Creek Dragons in the BONE YARD.  Charlestown leads the young series with Creek five game to nil.  The Pirates are averaging nearly nine yards of total offense per play and have amassed a total of 2,388 yards in just four games.  Combined with the fact that the Defense is now flying all over the field, hitting hard, and stacking up numbers; the Pirates have been impressive to watch.  In addition to the football clash, the CHS Athletic Department will be recognizing and honoring the 1996 Sectional Champion Pirate Football team between the first and second quarters.  CatchingMalone

During halftime, Pirate Nation will also recognize all Charlestown Little Pirate Football players and cheerleaders; the FUTURE of Pirate Football TRADITION.  Little Pirate Football players will be admitted to the game free, wearing their jersey or cheer uniform and accompanied by an adult paid admission.  All Little Pirate Football Coaches must sign in on the list provided by the League President.  Reminder to fans, bringing footballs into the stadium is prohibited.  Prior to the game, a colon cancer prevention booth will also be set up along with the colon inflatable in conjunction with the national Touchdowns Against Cancer program, learn more at  Also, Armark will have their food truck on site for pregame tailgating from 6-7:30 pm outside the stadium; proceeds benefit the Charlestown Athletic Department.  Fans who absolutely can’t make it to the game, Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting will cover every second of the action live over the internet at or on your smartphone or mobile device using the FREE CPPSB app.  The CPPSB Grayson Funeral Homes PreGame Show will begin at 6:30 pm.

It’s Homecoming Week, Annual Parade Thursday

Indiana’s longest running high school football Homecoming Parade will be held Thursday, September 8th beginning at 5:00 pm from the south parking lot of the Charlestown High School. The parade route will include traveling south on Monroe from the high school, then west on Main Street before stopping on the city square for a pep rally. Additionally, the Pirate Football parents will be selling rib eye sandwiches up on the square from 5:00-6:00 pm during the festivities like in years past. Pirate Football (2-1) will host MSC rival North Harrison (3-0) Friday night in the Bone Yard at 7:00 pm with the annual Homecoming ceremony taking place during halftime of the game. HAPPY HOMECOMING PIRATE NATION!

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