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Chargers record 56-44 homecoming victory over Eagles

Central High School’s varsity football team added another high-scoring chapter to its rivalry with Prince Edward County High School on Friday, Oct. 18, as the Chargers held off the visiting Eagles for a 56-44 homecoming victory.

“Our boys played hard,” Central Head Coach Will Thomas said. “Prince Edward played hard. They didn’t quit. They went hard. I’m glad we got up two scores on them, because if we wouldn’t have, we’d have been in trouble. So as long as we could keep two scores up, I felt pretty good about ourselves, because were weren’t going to stop (their offense).”

The Chargers had three key seniors limited by injury, including T’zion Wilkerson, Darien Jones and Khalil Wood. Senior Daequan Lee and sophomore Nyjae Carter helped shoulder the load on offense in their absence.

Central (5-3) visits Nottoway High School next Friday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m.

For more on Central’s victory over Prince Edward, see next week’s edition of The Dispatch.