Central drops to 2-4, losing four straight, with the path still thorny
Central still is locked in a battle with Hancock, Trigg, and McClean for playoff seeding. We believe Central is clearly a better ball club than Trigg and should be favored in that game. However, there isn’t much difference between Central, Hancock, and McLean, leaving The Storm will very little margin for error. Still a ton for which to play. Time to pull together!HB Lyon, Scouting Director, KPGFootball
Last night's score: Webster 35, Hopkins Central 28
Dixon, KY: The Storm came into Friday night’s game with Webster County in Dixon, Kentucky almost desperate for a conference win. They left the rural, western Kentucky farming community with a heightened sense of desperation.
On a night when The Storm would surrender 22-first downs and 331-yards rushing in 51-carries (6.49-yards per attempt), the Storm would end up on the short end of a 35-28 margin. The loss left Central 2-4 on the year, losers of four (4) straight, with a tough McLean squad coming to Morton’s Gap next week.
McLean is 3-2 on the year. They have lost to a one-loss Grayson County team from 5A and an undefeated Union County team (6-0) which is beginning to look the part of the best football team in our district, if not among the best in the entire classification, Kentucky-wide.
There were some noteworthy individual performance on which to report. Logan Rodgers caught five (5)-passes on the night for 91-yards with a long of 34. Several of his passes converted tough to get third down tries.
We sought comment from the offensive coordinator, Mike Evans. Evans told KPGFootball, “Logan [Rodgers] had a breakout performance for us tonight and made some huge plays.”
Isaac Earl may have had his most productive night passing. Earl was eight for 17 for 173-yards passing, with a long of 63-yards, and two (2) passing TD’s. Earl also gained 49-yards rushing on seven (7) carries wit a long of 15-yards and a score on the ground.
Isaac Manning caught a pair of footballs, one of which was for a TD, for 68-yards with a long of 63. Konner Harrison caught a 14-yard touchdown together with the blocking he leant to the line of scrimmage as its sixth-member.
If not for the eye-popping 331-yards gained by Webster on the ground last night, Central’s 212-yards rushing would have been a statistic about which it would have been worth bragging. Central cared the ball 29-times as a team and averaged 7.31-yards a carry.
We caught up with head football coach, Chris Manning, and he saw plenty of positives. “We were physical in the ground game,” Manning told KPGFootball, “…and we had some mighty good ball players step up and make some fine plays.”
Manning went on to relate, “Now is no time to panic. We still have a lot of season left and a lot for which to play.”
Get ready Storm faithful. We see plenty of dark clouds on some first district horizons and it is beginning to smell like rain.
This is Fletcher W. Long, reporting for KPGFootball, reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!
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