Central Rolls Over Walker, 54-14

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By Josh Walker

            Central was able to shut down the number one running back in the state and put up the most points this season in a rout of Walker. The Wildcats scored on their first possession of the game on a Brett Courville 6-yard touchdown run. Zack Evans scored Central’s second touchdown in the second quarter on a 26-yard touchdown. The Wildcats would score two more times in the first half on a 32-yard pass from Courville to Hunter Cazes and a 7-yard Courville run. Central held Walker to one first half touchdown, a Perkins 13-yard run to make the score 28-6.

            Walker looked like they were going to make the game interesting in the third quarter when they scored on a 59-yard touchdown pass to cut the lead to 28-13, but Courville scored on a 13-yard touchdown run on the very next drive. Evans would score again just a minute later on a 13-yard run. In the fourth quarter, Jake Myer went in at quarterback and scored on a nine-yard touchdown run, and John Davis scored his first touchdown of the season on an eleven-yard run.

            The Wildcats racked up 492 total offensive yards (150 passing, 342 rushing). Brett Courville led Central in both rushing and passing yards. He had 135 rushing yards on 16 carries and three touchdowns, and 150 passing yards on 11-17 passing with on touchdown. Zack Evans had 106 yards rushing on 12 carries with two touchdowns. Jake Myer ran for 88 yards and a touchdown. Hunter Cazes led the Wildcats with 64 receiving yards and a touchdown. Gary Triplet had 53 yards, and Jeremy Anderson had 15 yards.

             Central’s defense put up one of its best games of the season, holding the state’s leading rusher to 23 yards on 17 carries. They gave up 191 total yards (157 passing, 34 rushing). Zack Hetrick led the Wildcats with 6 tackles and a sack. Logan Metcalfe had 3 tackles, and Kevin Henry and Donald Lewis each had 2 ½.

            After the game, Coach Dotson said, “We’re right there where we need to be, but we still have some things we need to correct. It’s what we do from this point on that matters.” He also pointed out that if the Wildcats win out, they would clinch at least a share of the district title. Central now controls their own destiny when it comes to a district title and making the playoffs. This is a team that continues to improve from week to week and will fight to prove their worth over the next three weeks.

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