Belfry, Central advance to state title game for third straight year

November 23, 2012 

Junior running back Trinity Carr rushed 13 times for 116 yards and two touchdowns and helped Belfry reach the class 3A state championship game for the third consecutive year in its 35-10 win over Bourbon Co. on Friday night.

Fellow junior Austin Hatfield added 134 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries for the Pirates (12-2), who handed the Colonels (13-1) their first loss of the season.

The Pirates will meet Central, an 18-13 winner over Monroe County, on Friday, Nov. 30 at Houchens Stadium in Bowling Green at 7 p.m.

It will be the third consecutive season the teams have met in the championship game.

The Yellowjackets won the first two meetings, 46-7 in 2010 and 15-14 last season.

Class 4A

Collins 58, Warren East 7: Lawson Page threw for 268 yards and three TDs, and Andre Farris rushed for two TDs and caught one score as the Titans (11-3) handed the visiting Raiders (13-1) their first loss of the season to advance to the state title game.

Logan Bailey and Masai Whyte each scored two touchdowns for Collins. Bailey rushed for a 48-yard score and caught a 26-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter. Whyte's two scores were goal-line rushes.

Farris finished with five catches for 85 yards. He also carried 11 times for 67 yards. Page, a junior, went 15-for-20.

Senior running back Khyree Boards was the most productive offensive player for Warren East. He rushed 20 times for 148 yards and its lone touchdown.

The Titans will play Highlands, a 61-28 winner against Lexington Catholic, on Nov. 30 at Houchens Stadium in Bowling Green at 7 p.m.

Class 5A

Cooper 17, Harlan Co. 7: The home Black Bears (11-3) were stifled after a Treyvon Long 7-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and gave up 17 unanswered points to end the game.

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