Chargers fall 41-21 in home opener

Published 10:35 am Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Central High School’s varsity football team fell 41-21 in its first home game of the year, facing William Campbell High School.

“William Campbell’s a good football team,” Chargers Head Coach Will Thomas said. “We knew that coming in — a lot of weapons. They can hurt you a lot of different ways, but the kids didn’t quit.”

The coach noted the Generals were up 28-7 when they executed an onside kick, gained possession of the ball and scored to make it 35-7. Central scored twice to cut the lead to 14 points, 35-21, but then William Campbell restored its lead to 20 to help seal the game.

Thomas said the Chargers scored on rushing touchdowns from Daquan Lee, Khalil Wood and Darien Jones.

“Jackson Dalton played real well on offense and defense, had a good game, I thought,” Thomas said, referring to the tight end/linebacker. “Trey Patterson, he played really well in the secondary, I thought.”

As the coach affirmed, things do not get any easier for Central as it travels to face an experienced Goochland High School squad Friday at 7 p.m.