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Scarlet Dragons Rolling Along at 4-0

 

October 8, 2020

Gary M. Baranec

Central's Hunter Klotz breaks a tackle by Huntingdon's Luke Brown on a 79-yard run Friday, Oct. 2, at Huntingdon High School. The Scarlet Dragons rolled to a 53-17 victory.

The Central High School football squad will bring an unblemished record into its first home game of the season Friday, Oct. 9.

The Dragons rolled to a 53-17 victory at Huntingdon on Oct. 2, their fourth win in as many games this season. The Bearcats fell to 0-4 with the defeat.

Central will play on the Roaring Spring Athletic Field grass for the first time Friday, welcoming Mountain League rival Clearfield. The 2-0 Bison, who beat Philipsburg-Osceola on Oct. 2, its first game in two weeks following no practice and no games due to being in COVID quarantine.

Against Huntingdon, Central rolled up 641 yards of total offense – 368 through the air and 273 on the ground. The Dragon defense limited the Bearcats to 232 total yards – 122 rushing and 110 passing.

"We had a great offensive game both running and passing," Central coach Dave Baker said. "Our defense was strong against a Bearcat team that is struggling."

Gary M. Baranec

Central's Demetrious Harbaugh (1) looks to get outside of Huntingdon's Tyson Cook in second-quarter action Friday, Oct. 2, at Huntingdon High School

CHS quarterback Jeff Hoenstine threw for 368 yards on 20-for-27 passing, four touchdowns and one interception. He completed passes to seven different receivers. Hunter Klotz had four catches for 103 yards and one touchdown (79 yards). Devon Boyles had 74 receiving yards and one touchdown (20 yards) on three catches. Parker Gregg also caught a touchdown pass (8 yards) and had three catches for 49 yards, while Demetrious Harbaugh caught two passes, including one touchdown (16 yards) for 26 yards. Ethan Eicher led the Dragons with five catches for 74 yards. Josh Biesinger had 27 receiving yards on two catches.

Kade Rhule led the Dragon ground attack with 115 yards on seven carries and scored one touchdown (8 yards). Gregg carried the ball six times for 95 yards and one touchdown (51 yards). Hunter Smith scored on an 11-yard run among his four carries for 54 yards. Hoenstine tacked on a scoring run (2 yards) and added four carries for 11 yards.

CHS led, 34-3 at halftime. The Dragons had a 19-14 scoring advantage in the second half.

 

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