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CHS Defeats Zachary 28-12 in Season Opener

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Central High School Wildcat Football started out the season with a convincing win over Zachary, 28 to 12 tonight in Wildcat stadium. On its first possession Central capped an 86 yard drive with a 35 yard touchdown pass from Will Briscoe to Shedrick Davis. Mathew Thibodeaux’s kick added the extra point. Zachary took the kickoff and fumbled at their own 40 and Central recovered and scored on a 6 yard QB keeper by Briscoe, extra point by Thibodeaux. The teams exchanged punts for several series until Zachary ran the ball in for a score, but Josh Veals blocked the extra point making it 14-6. In its last possession of the first half Central drove the ball 66 yards, culminating in a one yard keeper by Briscoe for the score, extra point once again by Thibodeaux. Central 21, Zachary 6 at half-time.

In the second half Central opened up with an on-side kick which was recovered by Zachary, who then drove in for the score. Zachary attempted a two-point conversion but fumbled the ball away to Central, making the score 21-12 Central. On Central’s next drive they moved the ball 73 yards down the field to score on a 3 yard pass from Briscoe to Miles Juneau. Thibodeaux added the extra point, making him 4 for 4 on the night. Central then took care of business by holding Zachary scoreless the rest of the game. Final score, Central over Zachary 28-12.

Shedrick Davis and Dequincy Brown each averaged almost 20 yards per reception tonight. Davis had 10 catches for 194 yards and a score while Brown had 4 receptions for 79 yards. At QB Briscoe went 25 for 37 for 315 yards, two TD’s and one INT. Zach Pourciau recorded eight tackles and Josh Veals had six. The Central O-Line did not give up a single sack tonight. The Wildcats piled up 394 yards of total offense while hoding Zachary to 182 total yards. Click this link: GAME STATS for the complete official game statistics. Our thanks to the CHS Football program and Nathan Corley for providing these stats so quickly.

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