Charlestown's first-half point total the 10th-highest ever

Charlestown's first-half point total the 10th-highest ever

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Charlestown's first-half point total the 10th-highest ever

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Brendan Lawler (9) runs the ball for Charlestown during action against Brownstown Central at Charlestown. August 26, 2016 Aaron Borton/ Special to the CJ

Brendan Lawler.

Charlestown re-wrote the school record books in just 24 minutes Friday night.

The Pirates scored 10 touchdowns on their way to a 72-0 halftime lead over Clarksville. The Pirates went on to win, 92-6. The 72 points scored in a half was a new school record, breaking last year’s mark of 54 points, also against Clarksville.

It’s also tied for tenth-most points scored by one team in a half in sanctioned games across the nation, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations. Only five teams have broken the 80-point mark in a half, according to the NFHS, and the record belongs to Oregon’s Eugene High, which scored 101 points in a half against Cottage Grove on Oct. 26, 1919.

The Pirates also set a new school record for most points scored in a quarter after scoring 46 points in the first 12 minutes of the game.

According to Pirate Pride Sports, the Pirates put up 384 yards of offense in the first half on just 12 plays from scrimmage. Two of the scores included an interception and a punt returned for a touchdown.

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