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Dragons, 3-3, Return Home to Face Bishop Carroll Catholic


October 3, 2019

Gary M. Baranec

Central's Josh Biesinger makes an over-the-shoulder 35-yard reception and scores to give the Dragons a 21-17 lead against Clearfield earlier in the season. Biesinger and the Dragons play their first home game Friday, Oct. 4, since Sept. 6 as they host Bishop Carroll Catholic.

After three consecutive road games, the Central High School football team returns to the friendly confines of the Roaring Spring Athletic Field on Friday, Oct. 4.

The 3-3 Dragons will entertain 3-3 Bishop Carroll Catholic in a Mountain League conference game beginning at 7 p.m.

BC won its first two games but has lost three of four since. The Huskies opened with back-to-back shutouts over Carrick (41-0) and Fairfield (31-0) before losing to Tyrone (38-20) and Bald Eagle Area (29-6). After shutting out Philipsburg-Osceola (32-0), BC fell to Huntingdon (20-6).

Central started its season with wins over Northern Bedford (49-21) and Tyrone (12-7). The Dragons then endured a three-game losing streak: Clearfield (24-21), Penns Valley Area (42-0) and Bald Eagle Area (29-7). CHS then even its record with a 49-7 victory against Philipsburg-Osceola.

Central and Bishop Carroll have met four times since 2004. BC won in 2004, 2005 and 2006, but CHS scored a 24-14 victory last season.

Bishop Carroll

The Huskies are averaging 344.5 yards per game – 180.3 rushing yards and 164.2 passing yards.

Senior Jake Zazvrskey has 86 carries for 515 rushing yards and four touchdowns. Senior quarterback Hunter Dumm as 396 rushing yards and nine touchdowns on 54 carries.

Dumm has completed 55 of hid 103 pass attempts for 949 yards, six touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Zazvrskey has 17 receptions for 350 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Senior Mavrick Farabaugh has 21 catches for 204 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

Zazvrskey leads the Huskies in all-purpose yards with 865. Dumm is second with 396, and Farabaugh follows behind at 323.

Defensively, Zazvrskey has a team-high 49 tackles. Junior Mason Beiswenger has 41 tackles, with Farabaugh third with 39.

Senior Wyatt Kosicki has four of the Huskies' 14 quarterback sacks.


The Dragons are averaging 292.7 yards per game - 180.2 yards through the air and 112.5 yards on the ground.

Sharing time at quarterback are senior Braden Kitt and freshman Jeff Hoenstine. Kitt is 54-for-90 passing for 577 passing yards, ome touchdown and three interceptions. Hoenstine has completed 29 of his 46 pass attempts for 504 yards, 10 touchdowns and one interception.

Hoenstine is the Dragons' leading receiver with 24 receptions for 228 yards. Sophomore Josh Biesinger has 201 receiving yards and one touchdown on 12 catches. Kitt has seven catches for 159 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Junior Hunter Klotz has caught four touchdown passes and has hauled in 15 receptions for 157 yards.

Kitt has run the ball 64 times for 198 rushing yards and six touchdowns. Sophomore Parker Gregg has 142 rushing yards and one touchdown on 18 carries. Senior Zach Imler has run for 118 yards, while Hoenstine has 115 rushing yards and four touchdowns.

Hoenstine leads the Dragons with 423 all-purpose yards. Kitt is second with 357.

Defensively, Hoenstine has a team-high 46 tackles, while junior Branson Dodson has 36 and Gregg 32.

Junior Landon Williams has 4.5 of the Dragons' 12 quarterback sacks. Gregg and sophomore Ethan Eicher each have two sacks.

Hoenstine has two interceptions, while Klotz and junior Demetrious Harbaugh each have two fumble recoveries.


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