One team’s hot streak will be broken Friday night in Stone County.
Central looks to spoil the undefeated Reeds Spring Wolves’ momentum in a potentially dangerous matchup for both teams.
Central (4-3) started the season 1-3, but has since ripped off three consecutive wins against Buffalo, Rogersville and Marshfield. The Bulldogs scored an average of 51 points per game over the course of the three-game winning streak.
Reeds Spring’s defense surrenders an average of just 7.57 points per game, while the Wolves’ offense put up an average of 39.86 points in seven consecutive wins.
Central sophomore quarterback Quintin Batson threw the ball efficiently in a 38-22 win at Marshfield, going 16-for-21 for 252 yards passing. Ian Holyfield had 143 receiving yards as Central’s No. 1 target.
“We are in a good position as far as our skill guys. We’ve got a lot of them, so it’s kind of who’s hot,” Bulldogs coach Lorenzo Williams said. “You’ll see guys get double covered that kind of thing, so we just start throwing the ball to another guy.”
Sophomore running back Garrett King continued a fine season 275 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns at Marshfield, which included a 76-yard touchdown reception that began with a simple screen pass.
Over the past three seasons, Reeds Spring has beaten Central three times. The Wolves won 13-6 last season at Harrison Stadium in a game interrupted by nearly two hours of lightning delays.
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