Game 4 Recap

Anticipation mounts leading up to tonight’s game. Bobcat Nation still fresh off a blow out win at home against Sevier County last week has everyone thinking about how Central will preform this week on the road against the Hardin Valley Hawks.

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The football team runs through their sign ahead of the game.

The Hawks kicked off to the Bobcats who had a tough offense start but made up for it right away with senior Isaiah Osborne, 18, intercepting a Hardin Valley pass during their first offensive drive. And running into the end zone for a touchdown.

During their next possession the bobcats fight a tough defense for a couple missed chances to score, but with a penalty on a touchdown play they settle for a field goal by junior kicker Jarred Swislowski, 19. Score at the end of first quarter score is 10-0 Central. 

In the middle of the second quarter, Central’s offense is knocking on Hardin Valley’s door. A beautiful fourth down touchdown pass is connected  by quarterback Dakota Fawver, 2, to wide receiver Braden Gaston, 7, resulting in a touchdown. Unfortunately a flag is thrown and a penalty is called causing the touchdown to be omitted. Score remains 10-0 and Hardin Valley taking back possession.

At the end of a strong offensive drive by the Hawks they go for a field goal attempt but miss due to an aggressive bobcat defense. On Their next drive Hardin Valley scores and makes the extra point making the score 10-7 Central.

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Central’s defense gets ready to stop a play by Hardin Valley.

After another hard fought drive by Central’s offense at the end of the first half, with only 25 seconds left, the Bobcats opt to try for a field goal instead of pushing for a touchdown on fourth down. The 3 points are made by Swislowski putting Central up 13-7 at halftime.

On the next offensive drive the Bobcats repeat the results from the last two scoring drives settling for a field goal by Swislowski, bumping the Bobcats’ lead up to 16-7. Bobcat Nation is anxiously waiting for another touchdown. 

On a third down play for the Hawks, Centrals defense bursts off the snap for what everyone thinks is a safety, after tackling the quarterback deep in the end zone still

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Isaiah Osborne makes a first down for the Bobcats.

holding the ball. Unfortunately a referee announces that the ball was down at the 1 yard line and Central receives no points. At the end of the third-quarter the score remains the same. 

A few minutes into the fourth quarter, the Bobcats force a fumble and come up with the ball ready to start another drive down the field, but after a scoreless fourth quarter the Bobcats take another win over the Hawks 16-7 and remain undefeated. The Bobcats are now on an eighteen game win streak, tacking on this year’s four to last year’s fourteen in a row. 

The Bobcats will take the field at home next week to face Seymour.

All pictures taken by Ella Wilds.


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