Central High

  • Eagles tomahawk the Indians; advance to 2nd round


    By Shug Haigler

    Progressive Journal Staff Writer

           The Central Eagles had no problem in their first round

    match-up with visiting Gilbert High School, racing to a 33-0

    halftime lead en route to a 47-0 win.

           Quarterback Jowan Henderson completed 6 of 9 passes for 139

    yards and three touchdowns, Eagle receiver Jiwan Funderburk had three

    receptions for 103 yards and two touchdowns and running back Radford Robinson

  • Academic stars open Quiz Bowl season opener


    The questions are harder than your average Jeopardy show, yet the students in the county’s Academic Bowl answer most of them. Moderator Debbie Ballard reads one sentence from a novel. A quiz bowl competitor correctly guesses it’s the opening line of “Gone with the Wind.” She reads an arcane science question. A student gets that too. She shoots the two teams a math problem and pencils go to paper and someone buzzes in an answer.

  • JVs ambush unbeaten Braves 34-12

    Cheraw’s junior varsity rode into William D. Johnson Memorial

    Stadium late Thursday afternoon sporting an unbeaten record of 9-0.

    Around 9 that night, they limped on their bus and headed east on

    Highway 9 with a record of 9-1 after a scalping by the Junior Eagles, who

    finished their season with an impressive record of 8-1.

    In the first quarter, Central ran 19 offensive plays to the

    Braves’ two, but trailed 6-0 on a 75-yard touchdown run by Cheraw.

  • Eubanks was two-sport athlete for Central

    This week we travel back to the early days of Central High

    School to find our “Where Are They Now?” athlete.

           Mike Eubanks played both football and baseball for the Eagles,

    earning all-conference honors in both sports his junior and senior

    years. Mike was a member of the last Pageland Tiger team in 1975 and the

    first Central team in 1976.

           After graduating from Central in 1979, Eubanks attended Wingate

  • Central wins regional title

    Central left no doubt Friday night who was the best team in Region 4AA

    and Chesterfield County, scalping the host Cheraw Braves 41-7. The

    Eagles ended the regular season with a perfect 10-0 record while the

    Braves slipped to 3-7. This was Central’s tenth undefeated regular

    season in school history.

    After a scoreless first quarter Central scored on the first play of the

    second period on Radford Robinson’s 1-yard run, which was set up on

  • Central makes state cross country meet

    Central High School’s cross country runners qualified for the state meet in Columbia Saturday by finishing in the top 12 in the Lower State Meet on Saturday, Oct. 30. The Eagle harriers just made it, finishing 12th, to make it to the state meet this weekend at Sandhill Research Center.

  • JVs rout Andrew Jackson 45-3

    KERSHAW — Central’s junior varsity had no problem Thursday night in Kershaw by polishing off home standing Andrew Jackson 45-3. The game was decided by halftime with the Eagles holding a commanding 33-0 advantage.

    Starting from their own 12-yard line on their second possession of the game, quarterback Joseph Rollings connected with Kelton Myers for an 87-yard touchdown pass. The PAT failed leaving the score 6-0.

  • Crowder was two-way player for Eagles

    This week we only go back 15 years to feature this week’s “Where Are They Now?” athlete. Steven Crowder played both offense and defense for the Eagles, playing running back and linebacker. Crowder played three years of varsity football earning all-region and all-state honors as a linebacker his senior year. He also was selected best back on his team and was weightlifting champion in the featherweight division.

  • Defense stout again in 45-0 rout

    Depending on which poll you look at, the Central Eagles are ranked No. 1 or 2 in Class 2A. Either way, they proved worthy of their ranking Friday night by manhandling the visiting Andrew Jackson Volunteers 45-0 and it could have been much worse. The scoreboard clock ran continuously in the fourth quarter.
    The Eagles wasted little time putting points on the board, moving 52 yards for their first touchdown. This came on quarterback Jowan Henderson’s 17-yard pass to Radford Robinson with 7:38 remaining in the first quarter. The extra point attempt was no good.

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    Welcome to the redesigned and improved Progressive Journal website.

    There’s added value on the website that you can’t get in the print version.

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