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SAN ANGELO – In Friday night's non-district homecoming game played at San Angelo Stadium between the Bobcats versus Antlers, Central was a perfect host as CHS put an “old-fashion whipping” on Kerville 57-6 to remain unbeaten at 3-0.

Two offensive players played a flawless game of pitch-and-catch as Junior quarterback, Maverick McIvor threw for over 300 yards and five touchdowns; three of those aerial strikes went for touchdowns to wideout, Jesse Scott, who also caught seven balls for nearly 200 receiving yards.

The Bobcats scored first when McIvor connects with Scott who catches the pass at the 10-yard line and completes the play for a 30-yard touchdown. PAT makes it 7-0.

With the final score being lop-sided in favor of Central, one would think that once the Angry Orange offense scored, it would be pinball scoring from then on. But, the Bobcats were only able to get that one score for the first quarter which is how it ended.

What eventually ended up happening was that the game was marred by flags the whole evening. Even though Central was flagged more times than Kerville Tivy, 12 to 8 flags thrown, the ‘Cats overcame theirs due to execution. 

In the second quarter is when CHS put some distance between them and Tivy; Central scored twice and both touchdowns came from back, Austin Barron to make it 22-0 late in the second quarter.

The Antlers were able to get a touchdown on the board with 13 seconds left before the half. And yes, that touchdown was aided by a penalty that kept the drive alive.    

Quarterback, Karson Valverde, throws a 20-yard pass to receiver, Trapper Pannell, who gets behind his defender and catches the ball in the end zone. Tivy’s touchdown and PAT cuts Central’s lead 22-6 and that’s how the half ends.

The Homecoming highlight of the evening was the crowning of Homecoming Queen as five nominees’ names were announced: Michelle Barnett, Brailey Cardenas, Sierra Delgado, Georgia Ganster and Diamond Gullett. 

Michelle Barnett was crowned the 2017 Homecoming Queen. Michelle was accompanied by her father, David.

When the third quarter started, on Central’s first offensive series, the Bobcats went six plays and scored as McIvor hits Jaden Coates for a 34-yard touchdown. The PAT makes it 29-6.

Tivy’s total offensive output was a meager 165 yards due to an “Angry Orange” defense that was playing “fast and furious.” Senor defensive back and leader of the secondary, Gage Smith, gets an interception to return it for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter. 

Meanwhile, Central’s high-octane offense got untracked and put up in the second half an explosive 35 points to make it clear who was going to remain unbeaten.

Next up for the Bobcats (3-0) is another non-district game on the road against the Killeen Shoemaker Wolves (0-4). However, it will be a short week as Central plays Thursday, September 21 with an earlier kick-off time of 7 p.m. from Leo Buckley Stadium.

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