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Central dominates 2nd half, get another road win

David Watkins

Chronicle Correspondent

Central finished the game with 20 unanswered points in the second half Friday night in a 26-12 win over La Vergne. 

The win improved the Wildcats to 2-0. 

After a LaVergne three-and-out, Central started with the ball on their own 38. 

It looked like Central was going to get off to a slow start on offense as they were unable to move the ball on the first two plays. 

However, Central was on the receiving end of a La Vergne penalty and received a fresh set of downs.  

It was all down hill as Central marched down the field with Trey Givens and Alex Price having their way with La Vergne’s defense. Roundtree capped of the drive with a quarterback keeper from the two for the score. 

The extra point was no good and Central had a 6-0 lead.

On their next drive La Vergne used the rest of the first quarter and some of the second taking the ball 70 yards for a score. They marched down the field and got the score. 

The Wolverines went for two, but couldn’t connect and it was tied up at 6-6. 

La Vergne’s offense continued to roll on their next drive, as they again marched down the field going 70 yards to score with 3:27 to go in the half. 

They again attempted the 2-point conversion and it was no good. 

La Vergne led 12-6 at the break.

Alex Price started off the second quarter with a kick off return to Central’s 43-yard line. 

Central marched down the field with Chris Lee catching two balls for 27 and 10 yards, and a few good runs by Vic Johnson. 

The drive was capped off by a pass from Roundtree to freshman Gabe Angel. 

The extra point was blocked and the game was tied at 12-12.

Central’s defense then held as they forced La Vergne to go three-and-out.

Central then took advantage of a short field, taking the ball 48 yards, on the backs of Fitzgerald and Givens. 

The drive was capped of by a 4-yard run by Angel. 

Roundtree then hooked up with Angel for a 2-point conversion to bring Central’s lead to 20-12.

Central’s offense had one more good drive in them as they rode down the filed on the backs of Price and Givens. 

Givens ran the ball in from 16 yards out.  

Central again went for two but the pass from Roundtree to Lee fell incomplete. 

This week Wilson Central (2-0) will have their first home game as they return to district play against Hendersonville (1-1) who is coming off a 27-17 loss to Franklin. The game starts at 7 p.m.

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