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SAN ANGELO – In a non-district battle of ‘Cats vs another ‘Cats team, the Central High Bobcats convincingly trounced the Byron Nelson Bobcats 36-10 to keep Central’s record unblemished, 2-0.

Central High School fans showed up loud and proud for their favorite team, the Angry Orange, Bobcats.

Left-to-right: CHS Tex-Ann Assistant, Kelle Wilson, Tex-Ann, Madison Aufderheide, 1st LT and Desha Stewart, Tex-Ann Director.

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Before an enthusiastic strong fan base of Central supporters, Central High scored their first two touchdowns.

Coach Brent Davis' Central Bobcats score their first touchdown when quarterback, Maverick McIvor connects on a 15-yard pass to wide receiver, Henry Teeter, to make it 6-0; a two-point conversion fails. The score ends up 6-0 at the end of the first quarter with Central ahead.

The CHS ‘Cats score again, midway through the second quarter when ‘back, Austin Barron, scoots in from a yard out. What set up that in-close score was when McIvor’s Angry Orange offense, is at their 45 with a first-and-ten. McIvor goes back to pass and finds Teeter deep down the right sideline as he makes an over-the-shoulder catch to put the Bobcats in position to score, which Barron does shortly. Central again, is not able to capitalize on a two-point conversion so the score is now 12-0.

After Byron Nelson can’t do anything with their possession, when the Bobcats get the ball, McIvor, fumbles it as Nelson’s defense recovers the ball. 

The Byron Nelson ‘Cats take advantage of the error when wide receiver, Noe Diawaku takes a swing pass from quarterback, Nicholaus Santini, and scores on a 44-yard catch and run touchdown. Byron cuts the lead to 12-7 with 2:25 left before the half.

On the ensuing kick-off, once Otto Haynes gets past the Nelson ‘Cats special teams unit at the 30-yard line, he picks up clean blocks and sets sail down the left sideline for a 77-yard touchdown jaunt that breaks the back of Byron. PAT is good and it’s CHS Bobcats, 19, Nelson ‘Cats 7.

Central comes right back on its next offensive possession as Barron, takes a pass from McIvor to score on a 20-yard touchdown run. CHS gets its PAT, to make it 26-7 at the half.

In the second half, Central tacks on 10 more points to Nelson’s three points to end the game at 36-10, CHS Bobcats.

Central High School Bobcats (2-0) next opponent is the Kerrville Tivy Antlers (2-0) in a game of unbeatens, next Friday, September 15; kick-off from San Angelo Stadium is 7:30 p.m.

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