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SAN ANGELO–Friday night's game for the Bobcats had a two-fold significance. First and most importantly, Central had their district opener in their own backyard, San Angelo Stadium. And second, for their fans, it was Homecoming. 

And what a homecoming party it was as the 'Cats celebrated at a fantasy pinball scoring rate of 55 points to the Bronchos' 0 points as Odessa never scored or even came close to the end zone.

The 'Cats scored early on their first offensive series as Quarterback, Cal Vincent, threw a screen pass to his receiver, Henry Teeter on a 42-yard catch and run touchdown. After the PAT, it was Central 7, Odessa 0.

After Odessa wasn't able to do anything with their series, CHS comes back with a first-and-10 on the Bronchos' five-yard line, when Daven Manning scores to make it 14-0, 'Cats.

From then on, Central crushed, bruised, battered and just plain ran over Odessa, scoring the next 41 points consecutively.

By the end of the first quarter, the Bobcats added two more scores. First, with a first-and-10 at the Bronchos' 10, Maverick Mcivor, scores a touchdown. It's now CHS 21, Odessa 0.

The Bronchos bury themselves on their next series as Odessa ends up fumbling the ball. Central capitalizes when Vincent throws to Teeter again, this score is from 25 yards out. Central is now leading 28-0 and it's the still the first quarter with 2:38 left!

The second quarter for Central turns out to be pedestrian scoring as the 'Cats only put up 13 points to lead at half-time 41-0.

At half-time, CHS held it's Homecoming festivities as six Court Duchesses walk across the red carpet that was laid out on the field at the 50-yard line.
The six nominees included: Tina Anderson, Hailey Cassell, Avery Curry, Abbey Dethlof, Olivia Favela and Destinee Sevier. 

The 2016 Homecoming Duchess crowned was Abbey Dethlof, daughter of SAISD, Superintendent, Dr. Carl and Mrs. Dethlof. Earlier Friday morning, Central had announced it's Homecoming Duke: Mateo Guerrero.

In the second half, Central put the finishing touches to their homecoming win by scoring two more touchdowns to blowout the Bronchos, 55-0.

With the district 2-6A win, Central (5-0, 1-0) and Midland Lee Rebels are tied for first place (1-0). What that means now is that both unbeaten teams will square off against each other next weekend, Friday, October 7, as the 'Cats travel to Midland.

Kick-off from Grand Communications Stadium is set for 7:30 p.m.