PRICEVILLE — Central came out strong using it’s offensive line to control the line of scrimmage and beat Priceville 42-28, Friday night.
The win locks up the second seed in the region for the Wildcats (6-3, 5-2).
“This is a big win for our team and our community,” Central Coach Heath Wood said. “This means we’ll get to host a playoff game in the first round.”
Wood said one of the team’s goals this year was making the playoffs and the group worked hard to achieve that.
He said after getting beat last week by Brooks, he wasn’t sure how his team would response.
“But they came back from a tough loss and really played a good game,” Wood said. “The offensive line controlled the game. We were able to get some big runs thanks to the play of the line. And if the quarter we made some big passes.”
The Wildcats finished with 495 yards of offense.
Evan McFall led the offensive surge with 120 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries.
Murphy Harrison added 73 yards rushing as well as two touchdowns and three catches for 97 yards.
The Wildcats went up 14-0 in the first quarter as quarterback Jason Langston passed 48 yards to Harrison for a score before McFall rushed 10 yards for another touchdown. Matthew Bevis’ kicked five extra points on the game.
Central pushed the lead to 21-0 in the second quarter as Harrison scored on a 1-yard run capping a four-play 57-yard drive.
With 11 seconds left in the half Priceville (2-7, 0-7) scored on a 5-yard-run by Caleb Barker. Nick Bell’s kick made it 21-7.
McFall and Harrison both scored
touchdowns in the third quarter. McFall scored on a 5-yard run and Harrison on a 15-yard run.
Barker passed to Bell for scores of 41, 30 and 24 yards in the third quarter.
Kyle Duncan scored Central’s last touchdown on a 22-yard run.