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Both teams played Manual a week apart from one another. Central lost 0-7 to Manual in Week 0 with the Jackets putting up 260 yards total offense to the Crimsons' 127 yards. Fern Creek lost 18-22 to Manual in Week 1 with the Tigers putting up 257 yards total offense to the Crimsons' 222 yards.

 

Both teams had more offense than Manual did and still lost. There's no telling what's going to happen with those teams when you're comparing goofy scores like that...but like @Jack Lambert and @charlesw88 both said, the win margin in tonights game between Fern Creek and Central is somewhat surprising.

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It actually could have been worse.

Central got the ball first and drove down a 12 play 87 yard drive, Dayshawn Mucker scores 4 yard run, Jeremiah Thornton runs in the conversion to make it 8-0 Central.

Fern Creek Answers with their own 7 play 66 yard drive. Terrance Mitchell scores on a 6 yard run but a holding penalty backs the Tigers up to 16, and Mitchell scores this one counts 16 yards. Zach Beck kicks the point,Central leads. 8-7.

 

The teams trade punts then Fern Creek drives 10 plays 57 yards to 4 yard line, Anthony Teague fumbles and Deandre Howard scoops and goes 94 yards for score, kick failed. Central leads 14-7.

There is a video on Courier Journal that shows fumble and Teague appears to be down and ball came out after hitting the ground.

Terrance Mitchell returns the ensuing kickoff 92 yards for TD, kick failed. Central leads 14-13 at halftime.

 

Cwntrals defense forces a Tigers punt, but Central fumbles on the their drive, Tigers take over on Central 33.

Terrance Mitchell scores on a 4 yard run, the runs in the conversion as well. Fern Creek 21 Central. 14.

 

The next Central drive is halted and Reggie Whyte is back to punt but a bad snap won’t let him get kick off and he’s tackled by Vashaun Green at the 12 yard line.

Fern Creek isn’t able to capitalize turning ball over on downs at the 6.

But the Tigers defense stops the Yellowjackets again, Whyte’s punt goes just 8 yards to the 20.

Anthony Teague scores on. 6 yard run, Kick failed Fern Creek 27 Central. 14.

Central returns the kickoff to their own 40, but are stopped on downs at Fern Creek 43.

Fern Creek runs 3 times running out the clock, face 4th and 5 with 41 seconds left and Terrance Mitchell is in to punt. The snap rolls back to him, and Mitchell starts to rugby punt but instead tucks it and scampers for a 52 yard TD, Zach Beck kick.

Fern Creek leads 34-14, 25 seconds to go.

Central downs it to end game.

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Fern Creek rushing 43-294 yards, Central 36-139.

 

Fern Creek 1-5-0 for 3 yards passing, Central 1-3-0 for 8 yards passing.

 

For Fern Creek Terrance Mitchell 13 carries 125 yards 3 TD, (also 92 yards on a kickoff return for TD).

 

Anthony Teague 17 carries 102 yards 1 TD.

 

For Central Dayshawn Mucker 24 carries 116 yards 1 TD.

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Central seems down from last 2 years. They graduated over 20 players, but who they really seem to be missing is WR/Punter Ukari Baker. Vs Fern Creek last 2 years Baker would extend so many drives big catches on 3rd and long. And was a solid punter. Kicker Reggie Whyte has a great name and is a good kicker/punter but is lineman sized and not athletic enough to make something happen when punt snap goes awry.

Central is still a good team, passing game didn’t look great vs Manual or Fern Creek.

And last night they had several special teams issues that was the difference in margin.

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Central seems down from last 2 years. They graduated over 20 players, but who they really seem to be missing is WR/Punter Ukari Baker. Vs Fern Creek last 2 years Baker would extend so many drives big catches on 3rd and long. And was a solid punter. Kicker Reggie Whyte has a great name and is a good kicker/punter but is lineman sized and not athletic enough to make something happen when punt snap goes awry.

Central is still a good team, passing game didn’t look great vs Manual or Fern Creek.

And last night they had several special teams issues that was the difference in margin.

 

Whyte is one of top-ranked 220 lb. weight class wrestlers in the state.

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