Central Bowling Steamrolls Zachary, Sets School Record

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Submitted by Coach Godley

After making short work of Scotlandville a day earlier, Central High Varsity Bowling (5-4) really turned it up a notch on Thursday (3-1-12) at All Star Lanes.  Central also upped their winning streak to 5 matches after dominating Zachary High (3-5) 25-2, erasing an earlier season loss to the Broncos.

Just like the day before, Central had the match wrapped up after 2 games.  After 2 games Central had a dominant lead over Zachary 15-1 and by almost 500 pins.  In Game 1, Central came out on fire by posting a season high game of 1043 to Zachary’s 733.  Bryan Waites (Team Captain/Junior) led the Wildcats with a 214, followed by Jacob Garretson (Freshman) with a 189, Sean Murphy (Sophomore) with a 183 and Kevin Kennedy (Sophomore) with a 179.  But Game 1 was only the beginning of the fireworks.  In Game 2, Central set another season high game, this time with a 1098.  The 1098 game is the 2nd highest game ever thrown by a Wildcat team, falling just short of the 1105 game shot by the 2007 Central team.  The newest Wildcat, Alex David (Junior), paced the team by bowling a 244, followed by Garretson’s 238, Murphy’s 200 and Waites’ 197.

The Wildcats didn’t let up the third game.  Garretson rolled a 215 and Waites was right behind with a 191.  Once Central was done putting on a show (for the large crowd of Wildcat parents, students and friends in attendance) they were the new CHS Bowling team series record holders.  The previous Central High record for a 3-game series was 2964, thrown last year by the 2011 Wildcat team.  On Thursday, Central posted a 3114 series, blowing the previous record out of the water!  In fact, four Wildcats had season high series and were led by Garretson with a 642.  The other Wildcats putting up impressive numbers were Waites with a 602, Murphy with a 561 and David with a 549.

Central’s 5 match winning streak has vaulted the Wildcats into 3rd Place (after a 0-4 start) in the 5A District behind bowling powerhouses Catholic High (8-0) and Denham Springs (7-2).  Central needs to win their last three matches to earn a high playoff seed and that begins with Catholic on Monday (3-5-12) at All Star Lanes (3:20pm).  Catholic has never lost a match to Central and won a close match earlier this season 18-9 (Central and Catholic were tied after 2 games in that match).  But this is a much improved Wildcat team, more confident team and they are clicking on all cylinders.   Without a doubt, this is Central’s match of the year and look forward to putting on another show for all the Wildcat fans in attendance.   Central’s coaches ask all parents, students and friends to come out to All Star Lanes Monday at 3:20pm and cheer their team to victory!    


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