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Falcons expect little challenge Friday at Park


Posted 2017-09-13 By Larry Beazley

    If Central’s football win over Stonewall Jackson a week ago was a certainty even before kickoff, the outcome of the Falcons’ game at Manassas Park Friday can’t be in doubt.

    The Cougars are off to an inglorious start to the 2017 season, losing to Kettle Run, 70-0 and then to Clarke County, 49-0.

    If the Cougars score against Central it will the team’s first of the season.

    Central will return home with an unblemished record and still atop the Bull Run District standings at 3-0, tied with Clarke County.

    As their record shows, the Cougars are not stacked with talent. Players to watch, however, are quarterback Christian Michel, running back A. J. Simon and defensive lineman Payton Rhodes.

    In their first two games, the Falcons have dominated Skyline and Stonewall Jackson. A week ago, Central crushed Stonewall Jackson, 64-7 after building a first quarter 21-0 lead.

    Fullback     Shane Watson scored three touchdowns, but fumbled twice.  Wide receiver Kyle Clanton also scored two touchdowns, one on a 38-yard pass from quarterback Zeb Dyer and then on a 99-yard punt return.  Chris Conner also scored twice.