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Lights go out on Stonewall (thankfully)

Central racks up 6 first half touchdowns
Posted 2018-09-06 By LARRY BEAZLEY

    Central's Shane Watson (22) drags would-be Stonewall Jackson tacklers Friday in a game the Falcons dominated.


  It was the night the lights went out in Quicksburg.

   That may be all that Stonewall Jackson High School football fans remember about their team’s 42-0 loss Friday to Central. That the lights on the Stonewall Jackson football field failed with 4:26 remaining in the first half may have been fortuitous. Had some divine force not intervened, the score likely would have been worse.

   Central, a team being viewed as a potential state championship contender, scored early and often and had built a six touchdown lead when the power went out.

   The Falcons opened the scoring with 10 minutes remaining in the first period when quarterback Zeb Dyer connected with Kyle Clanton on a 63 yard touchdown pass. Alex Lopes kicked the first of six points after touchdown to give Central a 7-0 lead.

   Less than five minute later, Central’s Chris Conner bulled his way over the goal line from three yards out, and seconds before the opening quarter ended, the Falcons’ Shane Watson increased Central’s lead to 21-0 on a short scoring burst.

   Noah Williams got on the board for the Falcons in the second period, scoring from six yards out, and seconds later Clanton intercepted a Stonewall Jackson pass and returned it 45 yards to the end zone.

   Seconds before the lights went out, Central’s Williams scored from the 35 yard line to put the Falcons up 42-0.

   By then, Central coach Mike Yew had nearly emptied his bench of reserves, and the outcome was not in doubt.

   Williams carried eight times for 82 yards and a touchdown. Clanton scored two touchdowns.