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Central High

  • 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.

    We invite readers to nominate their dog, frog, cat or bird as Pet of the Week. The nomination form asks you to tell us how you and your pet met, the pet’s best trick and its favorite activity. Staying with dog and cat news, pagelandprogressive.com also features a weekly Adopt a Pet photo from the Paws & Claws animal shelter in Chesterfield.

  • Central salutes volleyball seniors

    By Ken Buck

    Special to the Progressive Journal

    The Central High Eagles volleyball team closed out the region portion of their schedule Thursday night with a Senior Night 3-0 win over visiting Cheraw, securing third place and a playoff berth in the process.

    Central dropped the Lady Braves 25-17, 25-14, 25-14 on a night when the Eagles relied heavily on the seniors on the team.
Senior Emily Kennington helped to lead Central with six kills and eight assists while senior Anna Rollins added six kills.

  • Burnett races to county title

    CHERAW — South Pointe’s Sam Burnett raced to first place in the Chesterfield County Cross Country Championship on Thursday at the Cheraw State Fish Hatchery, beating second place Robert Slack of Cheraw by 35 seconds.

    Burnett, a senior, ran the 3.1-mile course in 18:04 to win the individual title in a meet in which Cheraw dominated for the team title. After Burnett, Cheraw placed the next six runners and won the meet with a team score of 21 points ahead of South Pointe with 47 and Central with 66. Chesterfield High School did not compete.

  • Lineman Rivers played for state title

    Again we travel back over 20 years to find this week’s

    “Where Are They Now?” athlete. Eddie Boan Rivers played in both

    the offensive and defensive lines. Rivers was a member of the 1987

    Central team which was the first to play for a state championship.

    Rivers graduated from Central in 1988 and attended

    Chesterfield-Marlboro Technical College for two years. Eddie is the son

    of Tillie and the late E.D. Rivers. He and his wife Melissa have two

  • Junior Eagles manhandle Warriors 33-0

    Central’s junior varsity football team made it look easy

    Thursday night, improving their record to 6-1 with a 33-0 shutout over visiting

    Indian Land.

    Receiving the opening kickoff the Eagles scored on their first

    play from scrimmage coming on Des Wright’s 58-yard run with only 35

    seconds gone off the clock. Jonathan Horne split the uprights to give his

    team a 7-0 lead.

    Horne, also playing defense, intercepted a Warriors’ pass to

  • Rams JVs whip Central’s “B” team 32-6

    Clinging to a 12-6 halftime lead, Chesterfield scored three

    second-half touchdowns and defeated the Eagles “B” team 32-6.

    Taking advantage of an interception deep in Eagle territory, the

    Rams scored on a 7-yard run to take a 6-0 lead. On the first play of the

    second quarter, the Rams found the end zone on a 40-yard screen pass,

    increasing their lead to 12-0.

    Central scored its only touchdown of the game on Darrick

    Clyburn’s 32-yard run with 2:18 left in the half.

  • Eagle eye on Mardu Smith and Tevus Funderburk

    In the Eagles’ 47-21 win over Indian Land Friday, two players played

    a large part in the victory.

    Senior Mardu Smith was the offensive player of the game. “Road

    Runner” carried the ball 14 times for 126 yards and scored three

    touchdowns. He also caught three passes.

    “All the credit goes to the offensive line,” he said. “The success of the

    running game begins with them. They are the straws that stir the drink.