Raiders snap Central win streak

Published 9:47 am Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Central High School’s varsity football team saw its win streak snapped at four games Friday night during a visit to Amelia County High School. The Raiders, a standout Class 2 team, improved to 7-0 on the season with its 47-15 defeat of the Chargers.

It was a disappointing night for Central given how the second half proceeded. Chargers Head Coach Will Thomas said he did not feel too good about his team’s performance.

“Amelia’s a good team,” he said. “They’re solid, they’re undefeated for a reason. … We still had a lot of mistakes. We made it easy for them at the end.”

He noted the score at halftime was 14-7.

“We let it get away from us pretty daggone fast in that third quarter,” he said. “… The effort was there. We just made a lot of mistakes that we hadn’t been making, so that’s pretty much the way it went.”

Central found some success on the ground with its run game, with key offensive contributions coming from T’zion Wilkerson and Khalil Wood.

Thomas did not have any individual standouts come to mind, though.

“I thought we pretty much consistently played poor, but like I said, a lot of that’s to Amelia’s credit,” he said. “They’re just a good football team. It’s not like that we didn’t give an effort or anything. They were just better than we were, especially that night.”

The Chargers (4-4) did not have long to think about this game as they hosted Prince Edward County High School (3-4) on Tuesday, the compressed schedule being brought about due to the recent impact of Tropical Storm Michael.

Thomas did not report any major injuries going into Tuesday’s game but said some of his players have been struggling with illness.