Central hosted Liberty on its senior night as the Indians searched for their first win of the season Friday night, but the Blue Jays managed to top the Indians, 49-7 at Noyes Field.
“We knew they were going to come out and play tough on their home field and on senior night,” Liberty head coach Chad Frigon said. “They came out and played really well.”
After both defenses pulled out plenty of stops early in the first quarter, the Blue Jays (4-4) managed to score first with the help of Wentric Williams, who rushed 4 yards into the endzone with about three minutes left in the first quarter.
“We were happy that we got some things rolling. We had a fourth-down conversion where we dropped the ball, but other than that we had a couple turnovers in the second quarter I wasn’t happy with. Other than that, I was happy with how things went,” Frigon said.
Williams continued to help the Blue Jays extend their lead to 14-0 with a 35-yard rushing score with 9:48 left on the clock in the second quarter.
Later in the second, Liberty’s defense came out hot as Ryan Olivas intercepted Quentin Trotter’s pass to give the Blue Jays the ball.
The Indians (0-8) answered back quickly on the very next drive when Will Small intercepted the ball with 8:44 left in the second quarter.
“For us, we knew we could get some things on them, but the bottom line of the game is they took advantage of turnovers and we didn’t,” Central head coach Regi Trotter said. “That’s what it comes down to.”