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Central High

  • Central runners qualify for championship meet

    By JANET HAIGLER
    For the Progressive Journal

    Central’s boys and girls cross-country teams have qualified for the South Carolina State Meet to be held Saturday in Columbia.
    In the qualifying race Oct. 28 the girls finished ninth out of 24 teams with a total time of 2:04:27. The boys were in eleventh out of 29 teams. Their total time was 1:36:33.
    Ninth grader E.J. Threatt was 14th in a field of 200 runners at 17:31:84.

  • Junior Eagles fall to Forest Hills in season finale

    By JANET HAIGLER
    For the Progressive Journal

    Central High’s Junior Eagles lost to Forest Hills, 16-6, last Thursday for a 7-2 season record.
    Forest Hills scored first on a 60-yard pass play. With the two-point conversion Forest Hills led 8-0.
    Fred Rivers set up the Junior Eagles’ lone touchdown on a 50-yard run to the Forest Hills one in the third quarter. Jalen Robinson scored on the next play. The conversion attempt failed.

  • Central’s football seniors star on Senior Night

    Central High School celebrated Senior Night last Friday, honoring its senior fall athletes, cheerleaders and band members during halftime.
    Before and after halftime, seniors on the football team had their time to shine in a 30-14 win over region rival Buford.
    It was likely the Central seniors final time playing at home.  
    The win – the Eagles are now 5-4 – keeps Central in contention for a third place finish in the region.

  • Cross country girls win region

    By JANET HAIGLER
    For the Progressive Journal

    The Central High girls’ cross-country country team won its first Region IV 2A championship last week at North Central High School.
    Four Eagles runners were named to the All-Region team: LaDaisha Louallen, who placed second (23:10), Kirsten Dale, third (23:42), Lizzie Outlaw, sixth (25:17) and Isabella Moseley, seventh (25:32).
    The pack of Outlaw, Mosely and Leaird was the key to Central’s victory.

  • Junior Eagles defeat Buford, win region

    By JANET HAIGLER
    For the Progressive Journal

    Central’s junior varsity football squad defeated Buford, 32-0, to win the region title.
    The Eagles are 7-1 and undefeated in region play. Central finishes the season 6 p.m. Thursday against Forest Hills of North Carolina.
    Against Buford it took Central just minutes to score on Kaleo Chambers’ 15-yard run. Quarterback Shy McManus added the two-point conversion.

  • Central girls win county cross-country championship

    By JANET HAIGLER

    For the Progressive Journal 

    Central’s girls won the Chesterfield County cross-country championship and also had the top individual finishers last Tuesday at McBee. 

    Five of the top six girl runners were from Central. Senior LaDaisha Louallen was first at 23:03 followed by Kirsten Dale, second (23:36); Isabella Mosley, fourth (25:24); Lizzie Outlaw, fifth (25:25); and Amber Leaird  sixth (25:41).

    Chesterfield was second and Cheraw third in the girls’ race. 

  • Central varsity posts first shutout

    Eagle’s Fright was the high school’s homecoming theme and Central’s on-field performance Friday may have put some fright into future opponents. 

    In a 36-0 shutout of Carolina Pride, Central:

    • Blocked two field goals, returning one for a touchdown,

    • Tackled the quarterback for a safety,

    • Faked a punt to keep a scoring drive alive,

    • Held its opponents to 37 yards total offense,

    • Passed for more than 220 yards,

  • Missed opportunities cost Central

    Central High School squandered two red zone opportunities and, again, gave up long runs for touchdowns, falling to Lee Central, 14-12 last Friday.
    Central is 3-4 overall and 2-2 in region play.
    If Central wins its remaining two region games against Buford and North Central it could finished third in the region and will likely have a playoff game on the road.

    BREAKING DOWN THE GAME

  • Junior Eagles corral the Stallions 22-8

    By Janet Haigler
    For the Progressive Journal

    Central’s Junior Eagles remained undefeated, beating the Junior Stallions of Lee Central, 22-8, last week.
    Three plays after the opening kickoff Central quarterback Shy McManus’ scored on a 15-yard run. The conversion attempt failed.
    Lee Central intercepted an Eagle pass on Central’s 10-yard line in the second quarter for its only touchdown. Lee Central made the two-point conversion to lead 8-6 at the half.

  • Central runners win North Central meet

    Central’s cross country team won a four-team meet at North Central last week. The Central girls were finished second to Buford.
    E.J. Threatt led the boys race at 18:24. Teammates Edgar Guzman were third (19:36), Walker Kirkley fourth (20:20), Tevin Cannon fifth (20:20), and Zykeim Bracey ninth (21:53).
    Central was six points behind Buford in the girls’ race. The top five Eagle runners were LaDasha Louallen, third (24:23), Kirsten Dale fourth (24:54), Lizzie Outlaw fifth (26:13), Amber Leaird tenth (27:48), and Isabella Mosley, sixteenth (29:29).