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Central stops high-scoring King William

Cavaliers fail to score for first time in season
Posted 2018-10-04 By LARRY BEAZLEY

Sonja Graham/The Free Press

Central wide receiver T. J. Williams pulls down a pass and is confronted by a King William defender during Saturday's homecoming game in Woodstock. Central won the game, 27-0 to remain unbeaten.

 

   Central’s defense held the state’s No. 1 scoring offense out of the end zone Saturday as the Falcons extended their unbeaten streak to five in a homecoming win over King William High’s Cavaliers, 27-0.

   The Falcons scored twice in each half with a combination of rushing and passing. It was quarterback Zeb Dyer’s best career performance, said Central coach Mike Yew..

   In four games this season, Central’s offense as scored 147 points, an average of 36.75 per game, but more impressively its defense has given up zero points. Until Saturday, King William was Virginia’s highest scoring high school team.

   Dyer scored first for Central on a 34-yard draw play with 4:41 remaining in the first half. Alex Lopez’s kick for the point after was good, putting Central up, 7-0.

   With just 33 seconds left before the break, Central’s Shane Watson swept into the end zone from the seven yard line, and Lopez again converted to give the Falcons a 14-0 lead.

   Central failed to score in the third, but picked up two touchdowns in the final period.

   Dyer connected with Kyle Clanton on a 19-yard pass play for the first one, and Watson scored from 11 yards out with 4:38 left. By then, the outcome was no longer in doubt.

   Clanton had two interceptions and a touchdown pass, and Trent Williams Jr. had one interception. Watson scored two touchdowns on the ground.

   King William reached the Central six yard line early in the game, but the Falcons’ defense forced the Cavaliers into a field goal position. A kicking attempt for the field goal failed.

    Dyer completed six of 10 passes for 80 yards and a touchdown. He also ran nine times for 69 yards.

   Central's defense held King William's vaunted offense to just 97 total yards, 64 rushing and 33 passing, and intercepted quarterback Lance Alfonso three times.

   The Falcons had 255 yards of offense, 175 of it on the ground and 80 through the air.

 

  Sonja Graham/The Free Press

Central's Shane Watson is caught in the grasp of a King William defender Saturday during the Falcons' 27-0 homecominmg win. Watson carried the ball 19 times for 91 yards and scored two touchdowns.