FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Pirates Look To Take Down Southwestern

The Belfry Pirates hope to build off last week’s big win over Johnson Central as they face the Southwestern Warriors on Friday at Belfry.

The Pirates (2-1) are coming in after an impressive and dominant win over Johnson Central, 48-20, and are led by the dynamic backfield duo of Caden Woolum and Ace Caudill.

Woolum has 357 yards and 6 rushing touchdowns on 27 carries. He also has hauled in 8 passes for 197 yards and 3 touchdowns. Caudill has 25 carries for 330 yards and 4 rushing touchdowns. He’s also tallied 3 catches for 97 yards and and 1 touchdown.

Quarterback Chase Varney will run the Pirate offense. So far this season, Varney has completed 13-of-24 passes for 304 yards and 4 touchdowns.

For Southwestern (0-2), Collin Burton will helm the Warrior offense. This season, he has completed 24-of-36 passes for 339 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. He also has 1 rushing touchdown.

Christian Walden is Southwestern’s leading rusher with 154 yards and 3 touchdowns on 26 carries. Caden Cunnagin is the team’s top receiver with 9 catches for 153 yards and 1 touchdown.

This will be a big test for the 3A Pirates as they battle the 5A Warriors. The opening kick is set for 7:30 pm in Belfry.

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