Somerset High School led #2 Belfry 12-7 early in the second quarter and only trailed the Pirates 14-12 at the half, but the game quickly unraveled for the Briar Jumpers in the second half as Belfry rolled to a 36-12 win.
Somerset freshman Jordan Doan scored on a 61-yard TD run midway in the first quarter. Then early in the second quarter, Castle Hatcher threw a 16-yard touchdown strike to Doan to put the Briar Jumpers up 12-7. The Pirates scored with 5:29 left in the second quater to regain the lead at 14-12.
In the third quarter, the Jumpers were nailed for a safety and Belfry scored on the pursuing offensive possession to take a 23-12 later in the period.
Belfry scored back-to-back touchdowns early in the fourth quarter to expand their lead to 37-12.
Doan rushed for 117 yards on 13 carries and was named as the offensive MVP of the game. Belfry had 389 total offensive yardage to Somerset’s 193.
Look for complete game results in Sunday’s Sports section.