Class 3A finals: Belfry vs. Wayne County

Herald-Leader Staff ReportDecember 5, 2013 

CLASS 3A Belfry vs. Wayne County

Kickoff: 4 p.m. (EST) Friday

Cantrall ratings: Belfry 76.6; Wayne County 77.8

Numbers game: Belfry is averaging 38.3 ppg and giving up 17.7. Wayne County is averaging 41.2 and giving up 11.5.

History lesson: Belfry is in the finals for the fourth year in a row, and the seventh time in 11 years. It won state titles in 2003 and '04. Wayne County is in the finals for the first time.

Belfry leaders: Justin Johnson leads the ground-hugging Pirates with 1,198 yards and 13 TDs rushing. Trenity Carr has run for 847 yards and 20 TDs. Austin Hatfield and Davontae Dari each have rushed for more than 550 yards. Sani Warren throws sparingly but effectively — 902 yards, 10 TDs. Hayden Hatfield, Joey Duty and Austin Hall lead the team in tackles.

Wayne County leaders: Tyler Guffey has thrown for 3,128 yards, 32 TDs, and run for 657 yards, 19 TDs. Kadameion Branham has rushed for 628 yards, 8 TDs. Jason Perkins has 59 catches, 1,371 yards, 15 TDs. Logan Gardner has 51 catches, 818 yards, 7 TDs. Alan Brown has 38 catches, 768 yards, 9 TDs. Brown shines on defense, too, with 7 interceptions and 3 fumble recoveries.

Belfry (13-1)

Coach: Philip Haywood

Somerset W, 37-12

Harlan County W, 21-12

Southwestern W, 38-27

Pikeville W, 56-20

Sheldon Clark W, 49-6

Gallia, Ohio W, 41-19

Knoxville Christian W, 27-21

Lawrence County W, 35-12

Pike Central W, 56-34

Johnson Central L, 54-28

Playoffs

Jackson County W, 42-6

Lawrence County W, 42-6

Pike Central W, 43-6

Bourbon County W, 21-13

wayne County (14-0)

Coach: Shawn Thompson

Monroe County W, 44-14

South Laurel W, 36-7

Garrard County W, 42-15

Williamsburg W, 40-12

Southwestern W, 42-20

Bell County W, 41-6

Corbin W, 35-28

Casey County W, 41-14

McCreary Central W, 67-6

Rockcastle County W, 48-15

Playoffs

LaRue County W, 54-7

Corbin W, 36-0

Central W, 17-7

Paducah Tilghman W, 34-10


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