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Central charges past Bluestone, 40-12

The Central Chargers claimed the No. 1 ranking in the Conference 42 standings after defeating Bluestone 40-12 on Friday night. With the win, the Chargers improve to 4-2 overall and 4-1 in the James River District.

By no surprise, Keaun Baskerville led the Chargers in offense against the Barons. Baskerville had 13 carries for 144 yards on the night. He also scored a 78-yard touchdown and a 12-yard touchdown to aid the Chargers. Malik Foster was also an offensive leader with 15 carries for 129 yards. Foster scored a 4-yard touchdown, scored a two-point conversion and had two receptions for 31 yards as well.

“We were a little slow offensively, but we picked it up in the second half,” said Central football coach Will Thomas.

“Keaun Baskerville and Malik Foster had really good games rushing. Our defense really played well. It was a total team effort. Dion Graham, Brandon Williams, Chris Folwer and Ben Spencer had outstanding defensive games.”

Other touchdown scores were by Joshua Paynter on a quarterback sneak for 2 yards, Dashawn Moore on a 4-yard run and Daveyon Rainey on a 25-yard run. Paynter went 2-for-8 in passing for 31 yards. Rainey had 12 carries for 76 yards, while Moore had 11 carries for 53 yards. Benjamin Atkins had two extra points.

The Chargers finished the night with 395 rushing yards.

The Chargers will return to their home field on Friday when they host Goochland High School at 7 p.m.