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A Promising Start for the Wildcats

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By Josh Walker;  Photo by Expressions Photography

    The Wildcats looked very good in their first full-contact scrimmage against Thibodaux. The Wildcats have gone back to the spread offense which brought them to the state semifinals three years ago. This year’s offense will be more run oriented than the “air raid” days of the Briscoes.        

    Central started off with a bang using their new offense with two long runs: one by Lamonte Janeau and a 50 yard touchdown run by Brett Courville. Courville would score two more rushing touchdowns in the scrimmage. Jake Myer also got quality time at both the quarterback and receiver positions. Janeau, Devon Gales, and Gary Tripplet all had impressive runs and will continue to battle for the lead running back spot. John Davis continued to be very strong at the fullback position.

    The Wildcats showed improvement in their passing game as the scrimmage went on with receptions by Hunter Cazes, Joseph Pourchiau, and Devon Gales. Cazes, Pourchiau, Jeremy Anderson, Jacob Parker, and Trevor Harding will all battle for the receiver positions this year.  

    Even with two linemen out, the offensive line held its on against the strong Thibodaux defensive line. Brenton Scardina, Hunter Edgens, Ryan Morris, Tyler Abadie,  Ashton Stokes, and Ben Nelson all got significant playing time with the first string.

    The defensive line is shaping up to be one of the best in the state. Zach Hetrick, Tim Colomb, Joey Jarreau, Brandon Lee, and John Milton put pressure on the Thibodaux quarterback all night. The size and quickness will make them a force to be reckoned with all year. The linebackers will be strong again this year with returning starter Antonio Ragusa alongside Thomas Eddleman, Dalton Holdman, and Darius Wallace. The secondary was good for the most part with a few big plays getting by. Logan Metcalfe, Paul Broussard, Larry Bradford, Sean Parker, and Jesus Acosta all played very well allowing only one touchdown in the entire scrimmage.

    Central will definitely be in the running for their fourth straight district championship this year despite only having 19 seniors.  They may also compete for a state title. Their fast paced offense will give many teams problems this year while their defense will be solid as usual. This should be a very exciting year.

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