Central looks good in St. Joe Jamboree

By Ross Martin The St. Joseph News-Press
Posted: August 30, 2013 - 5:57 AM



Central's defense took the field first in each of the quarters and surrendered just two touchdowns in 36 snaps. The Indians needed only one play on offense to outscore Lafayette but required a last-play score to top Benton and a touchdown on their ninth out of 12 plays to forge a tie with Bishop LeBlond.

In the end, no official scores were kept, but Central ended up 2-0-1 and closed with a disappointing draw against by far the smallest of the four city schools.

"I thought we'd come out here and do some work," said Central senior defensive tackle Tyler Meinert, who notched a pair of sacks in an 18-0 win against Lafayette and added a fumble recovery in the 6-6 tie with LeBlond. "We always have to be ready to go. Yeah, it's a letdown, but overall, our effort was good, and I'm proud of my guys." 

Central appeared ready to roll to a second straight Jamboree crown after dominating Lafayette for 24 plays.

With possessions starting at the 35 and no special teams play, quarterback Jacob Kaiser hit tight end Dakota McQuiston for a 35-yard touchdown on a rollout play for the Indians first score and added another 35-yard toss to Ceyonte Bell five plays later.

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Unofficially, Central won Friday night's City Jamboree. Officially, the players weren't too happy with how the scrimmages ended.