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Central (2-0) returns home to play North-Hopkins (1-1) on September 1

Central’s Air Raid attack accumulated plenty of yards and points. However, the attack which has been most known for attacking defenses vertically through the air really gave the Falcons quite a pounding on the ground. If there is a player of the game here, and one which isn’t statistically obvious, it may be the OL. Hard to lose a game where an offense gains 370-yards rushing and averages 10.57-yards per carry.

HB Lyon, Chief Scout, KPGFootball

Oak Grove (Ft. Campbell), KY: Central headed down to Ft. Campbell, Kentucky last night looking to run the ’23 record to 2-0 before coming back home and preparing for cross-town rival Madisonville North-Hopkins (“North”). The Storm had beaten Caldwell County, a week ago, in a performance which left the football connoisseur much to be desired.

Let’s get this right out of the way. The Storm scored a 60-28 beat down over the Ft. Campbell Falcons in Oak Grove, Kentucky last night.

The win moves The Storm’s record to 2-0 on the young season. Madisonville North-Hopkins, 54-6 winners over Caldwell County last night, looms next week at home in a pivotal, cross-town rivalry.

You can only control those things immediately in front of you

Chris Manning, HFC, Hopkins County Central

We talked with Head Coach Chris Manning after this big win. “You can only control those things immediately in front of you. We came to Oak Grove hunting our second victory and earned it. Next week, it is our cross town rivals. Let’s see if we can earn our way to 3-0.”

McNary leads Rodgers around end

The Air Raid offense was fairly grounded against the Falcons. Isaac Earl (’26) was a workmanlike six for 10 for 99-yards through the air.

What Earl lacked in flash he made up for in efficiency. Earl would gain 61-yards running from scrimmage in six (6)-carries to dress up his passing production and run his “total offense” up to over 150-yards passing and running.

Zayden Parker (’25) was a big hit on the night, particularly over the ground. Parker carried the football six (6) times and gained 160-yards, scoring a pair of TD’s.

Calil McNary (’24) nearly crossed the century mark himself. He gained 95-yards in nine (9) carries, scoring once.

Logan Rodgers (’24) scored three (3) TD’s on the night. Rodgers led the team in scoring on a night which would see the ground forces gain 370-yards on 35-attempts averaging 10.57-yards per attempt.

[Zayden] Parker carried the football six (6) times and gained 160-yards scoring a pair of TD’s

KHSAA statistical website

Overall the offense gained 462-yards against the Ft. Campbell defense and gained 9.2-yards per offensive play on the night. The Storm was three for seven on third down and only allowed the Falcons 243-yards of total offense.

It was a thoroughly dominating performance. Is it the kind of thing on which the team can continue to build toward ’23’s toughest early season challenge upcoming? Can The Storm rain on the Maroons early season?

We will have to table this analysis until next week. So far the early returns look promising.

This is Fletcher W. Long, reporting for KPGFootball, reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!

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