The Richmond Register


November 9, 2013

H.S. FOOTBALL: quick start helps Pineville top Berea, 43-7

RICHMOND — The Berea Community Pirates saw their season come to an end Friday with a 43-7 loss on the road to Pineville in the Class 1A playoffs.

The shorthanded Pirates fell behind 14-0 in the opening minutes of the game and were down 28-0 mid-way through the second quarter and never could recover.

“They scored real quick and we were down 14 before we really settled down,” Berea coach Adam Coleman said. “We settled down a little and slowed them down the rest of the first quarter, but they got some long runs on us to get a couple more touchdowns before the half.”

The Mountain Lions were a typical mountain team, big and strong with a power running game.

The Pirates gameplan to slow down the running was to put extra men up front, Coleman said, but when the Mountain Lions broke that first line of defense, there wasn’t much help downfield.

“We knew we had to crowd the box. But we missed some tackles and once they busted the line, they were gone,” Coleman said.

The Pirates’ offense finally got on the board late in the first half when Deondre Tate broke off a 50-yard touchdown to pull the Pirates to within 28-7, but that was close as they could get.

On the very next play, the Mountain Lions broke through for another long touchdown to go up 35-7 at the half and were never headed.

As has been the case in several games, the Pirates were also hurt by several turnovers in the game.

Due to injuries, Berea started four freshmen in the game, including Forest McKinney, who saw his first action of the season.

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