Pirates Throttle Generals 49-28 on the Road
The Charlestown Pirate Football team (2-1 & 1-1 MSC), coming off last Saturday’s last second heart breaker versus Brownstown in the “Oil Can”, showed little sign of let down Friday night at Clarksville. The Pirates, didn’t rebound, they took their emotional frustrations out on their next opponent….sorry Generals, for the eighth consecutive time; routing Clarksville 35-0 before cruising to a 49-28 conference win. Generals fans were allowed their fun, and the Generals padded their stats; as Clarksville Coach Steve Cooley left his varsity in the entire game when Coach Ward pulled his starters, well before mid-way through the third. Charlestown (who won the coin toss and deferred) struck pay-dirt on their first drive, and it only took two plays to march 61 yards. Junior Syd Gieseking capped the drive with a 5 yard touchdown run. The Pirates’ second drive took four plays, encompassed 61 yards and again was finished with a Gieseking 21 yard TD run. Charlestown stopped the third General possession with a Junior Tate Boley interception of an attempted 21 yard Kissell (Cville QB) pass. After a Pirate punt, the Generals fumbled on the Charlestown 30 yard line, recovered by Boley. Sophomore Antonyo Gaddie ran over half the Clarksville team on the next play, rolling 82 yards for another Pirate touchdown to make it 21-zip. The Generals punt on their next possession before the Pirates marched 60 yards in five plays, highlighted by a Gaddie 10 yard TD to push the score to 28-0 midway through the second. Clarksville punts on their next drive before Senior QB Tristan Chester hit Senior Eli Daniel for a 67 yard touchdown strike, on the second play from scrimmage, to take a 35-0 halftime lead. Gaddie opened the second by returning the kick-off 85 for a touchdown, however a Pirate penalty nullified the score. Charlestown scored on their first drive of the second half after nine plays ended with a six yard touchdown pass from Chester to Sophomore Garrett Woods. Clarksville (2-1 & 1-1 MSC) got on the board with six minutes remaining in the third, but failed on the ensuring conversion. Charlestown responded two plays later, including a 49 yard Junior Jarren Anderson TD run to make the count 49-6. Junior Kicker Jose Arredondo missed the school record of eight PAT’s in one game by when, kicking a perfect seven extra points during the game. Clarksville scored three times against the Pirate reserves before attempting an on-side kick with seconds remaining in the game. Pirate QB Tristan Chester finished 8 for 11 for 126 yards and two TDs and was named the Offensive Player of the Game. Kyle Flowers, who finished the game with 12 tackles, was named the Defensive Player of the Game. Charlestown opens home play Friday, hosting North Harrison (1-2) in the Bone Yard.