Mullins: Logan QB Corbett transferring to Belfry

By Paul Adkins padkins@civitasmedia.com

June 15, 2014

The Logan High School football team is apparently losing Noah Corbett.

Corbett, a rising sophomore quarterback/defensive back, is reportedly transferring across the Tug River to Belfry (Ky.).

Corbett came onto the scene last season for 7-4 Logan, starting some games at quarterback as a freshman and helping the Wildcats reach the Class AAA playoffs.

Corbett, listed last season at 5-foot-9 and 145 pounds, shared quarterbacking duties last season with Ryan Miller, a rising senior and Josh Rein, a senior who has graduated from LHS.

He was expected to share quarterbacking duties at Logan this fall with Miller.

Logan coach Gary Mullins confirmed Corbett’s intentions to transfer in a phone interview on Saturday afternoon.

“He’s transferring to Belfry,” Mullins said. “He said he is but there’s really not much I can say about it. He’s going to Belfry.”

Last season, Corbett was 28-for-51 passing for 377 yards with six touchdowns and three interceptions. Miller was 39-for-81 passing for 751 yards with eight TDs and two interceptions.

The speedy Corbett was also a running threat and ran 19 times for 114 yards last season and caught two passes for 54 yards as a receiver.

Corbett also played on the defensive side of the ball last season for the Wildcats and recorded 10 tackles. In addition, he saw action on special teams as a kick returner.

Belfry, a Kentucky football program steeped in tradition and led by legendary head coach Philip Haywood, has reached the Class AAA state championship game the last four seasons.

The Pirates went 14-1 last season, beating Wayne County (Ky.), 3-0, in the Class AAA state championship game last December at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky.

Belfry had lost to Louisville Central three years in a row in the state finals.

In 2012, the Pirates went 13-2 but fell 12-6 in the 3A state championship game to Louisville Central.

In the 2011 season, Belfry was also 13-2 and lost 15-14 to the Louisville team. Back in 2010, Belfry went 10-5 and fell 46-7 in the state championship game.

Belfry also won state titles in 2003 and 2004 and has other state runner-up finishes in 1979, 1985, 1986 and 2007.

The Pirates play their home games at Central Appalachian Mining (CAM) Stadium, a field-turfed facility with a seating capacity of 5,500.

Coach Haywood, the all-time winningest coach in Kentucky high school football history, has a 376-124 all-time record. He was named as the USA Today National Coach of the Year in 2013.

Corbett is not the only West Virginia transfer going to Belfry this fall.

Mingo Central High School junior Deonte Joplin, a Miners’ running back, is also reportedly switching over to Belfry.

Belfry High School has a current enrollment of around 800 students. The new Belfry High School building and football stadium opened in 2005.