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Central: wins without playing


Posted 2018-09-13

    Central High’s football fans will have to wait two weeks to again see the Falcons play.

    Meanwhile, Central will pick up a victory the easy way. One of two teams on the Falcons’ schedule whose administrators opted to cancel football seasons for lack of student interest will forfeit.

    That decision will give Central a 3-0 record for a season shortened to just nine games. The Falcons will resume play Sept. 21 at home against Brentsville, a team that has agreed to fill in for either Park View or Manassas Park, the two schools no longer playing football.

    Barring the unexpected, the Falcons should be 4-0 after the Brentsville game.

     The Falcons a week ago shut down Stonewall Jackson and scored six times on their way to a 42-0 win in a game called before halftime when the stadium lights at Quicksburg went out.

    When play was stopped the Falcons had accumulated 300 yards in total offense, (133 passing, 167 rushing) with 19 first downs.  Stonewall in the meantime was minus six yards offense.

    Junior running back Noah Williams gained 75 yards in eight carries and scored two touchdowns. Senior Shane Watson had 31 yards in three carries. Senior Kyle Clanton gained 23 yards on his only run but scored touchdowns on a 63-yard reception on quarterback Zeb Dyer’s pass, and intercepted a pass and returned it 42 yards for a second touchdown.  Dyer completed three of four passes for 111 yards and a touchdown.

     Senior Hunter Mullins and junior Chris Conner scored touchdowns on short runs and sophomore kicker Alex Lopez converted on all six extra points attempts.

    Defensively, Declan Franklin had four tackles and a sack.

    In the season’s first two games, the Falcons have outscored opponents 85-0 in little less than five quarters.

    If nothing else, the Falcons should be healthy and well rested when Brentsville comes calling on Sept. 21.