PLEASURE RIDGE PARK (5-4) AT CENTRAL (7-2)
Panthers crushed Yellowjackets 42-7 last year
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.
* Pleasure Ridge Park was off last week after a heartbreaking 24-21 overtime loss to Manual on Oct. 16. Junior Montae Robinson has 963 yards of offense this season (717 rushing, 246 receiving) and needs 37 more to reach 1,000. He leads the Panthers with 12 touchdowns (nine rushing, three receiving). PRP will play at Trinity next week in the first round of the Class 6-A playoffs.
* Central enters with a seven-game winning streak after rolling past Henry County 49-0 last week. Corey Johnson rushed for 112 yards and three touchdowns on just six carries to lead the Yellowjackets. The junior leads the teams in rushing yards (543) and touchdowns (10) this season. Central will host Western Hills next week in the first round of the Class 3-A playoffs.
Quotable: “(Corey) has taken on the role pretty much like we expected, but it’s still by committee back there,” Central coach Ty Scroggins said of his leading rusher. “We feel confident in all those guys … but when it gets down to it and we need the big yards we’re going to give him the football.”
The pick: Central 27-21.