Chargers steamroll over Amelia County

Published 8:04 pm Friday, November 4, 2016

The Central High School varsity football team rebounded from only its second loss of the season by pounding visiting Amelia County High School 58-21 on Friday night.

“It was a great way to end our last regular season home game,” Chargers Head Coach Will Thomas said.

The win pushes Central to 7-2 for the season and puts the Chargers in the top-four of Region 1A East. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs and the top four teams receive a first-round bye.

On Friday night, which was Senior Night for Central, the Chargers accumulated 636 offensive yards, led by senior Malik Foster, who had 157 rushing yards, 34 passing yards and 27 receiving yards.

“We had six seniors score TDs on Senior Night,” Thomas said Tuesday, adding that a total of seven players scored, including extra points. “Everybody got to play at some point the other night, so that was fun.”

Senior Chris Fowler led Central on defense with 10 tackles and one sack. Senior Tylik Thomas had two tackles and three interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown.

“Amelia is very young, so they will be getting better over the next few years,” Thomas said. “Now we have to get ready for a very athletic Cumberland team on Friday night.”

The Chargers’ regular season schedule concludes with a trip to Cumberland High School to face the Dukes (1-8), who have been limited by injuries to some of their senior standouts, but hope to have many of them back.