5A game of the week 9-1-17: 5A #5 Fern Creek at 3A # 4 Central
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Fern Creek (2-0) is at Central (2-0) in the first meeting of the Tigers and Yellowjackets since the 2000 season opener at Fern Creek, when Central won 20-0.
The 2017 season began with unfamiliar territory for Central, former Coach Scroggins stepped down and his replacement, Head Coach Marvin Dantzler is new to Louisville coming from Oklahoma and Louisiana. Central has adapted well with the change. Central won a defensive battle on the road at Manual, then struggled early offensively at Western then got it together in the fourth quarter with 13 unanswered points for the win.
QB Rico White has completed 14 of 30 passes with 1 interception in two games, for 176 yards and 2 touchdowns. White has rushed 24 times for 73 yards.
Takaius Linton is the leading rusher with 37 carries for 165 yards and 1 TD.
Ukari Baker is the top Receiver with 8 receptions for 124 yards and 2 TD.
On defense Luke Bowman has 20 tackles and 3 sacks, Grover Russell has 12 tackles and a sack.
Fern Creek won easily over Seneca, then battled back with a come fro behind win over Manual snapping a 7 year losing streak to the Crimsons.
Isaiah Hester has completed 7 of 14 passes, 1 interception, 140 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Dylan Dunbar has 27 carries for 176 yards and 4 touchdowns, Anthony Teague has 17 carries for 148 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Damon Durrah has 2 receptions for 90 yards, 2 touchdowns. Melvin Blakey has 3 receptions for 33 yards, Quartus Hearn 2 receptions for 17 yards.
On defense the Tigers are lead by Senior Class President and Linebacker Armon Wells, Wells has 22 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 1 forced fumble and 1 interception. Brayden Oberhausen has 13 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1 sack. RJ Williams 9 tackles, 1 sack.
Central will be playing their first home game this season, while Fern Creek faces their first of three straight road games. Last week both teams struggled early offensively before getting it together late to come from behind and win. Both teams will need a better offensive start to go to 3-0