Story by Michael House, Southern Kentucky Preps Contributor
The Warren Central Dragons (0-3) travel to the “Smurf Turf” at Warren East on Thursday night for a matchup with the Warren East Raiders (1-2).
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Last week, Warren Central had a tough loss added to its belt with a 63-22 loss to Russell County. On the other hand, Warren East picked up its first win of the season with a solid 28-18 victory over star running back Matthew Shaw and Edmonson County.
PLAYERS TO WATCH:
- Warren Central: Warren Central quarterback Jace Carver has the capability to really put the term “dual-threat” in a QB name. The man can run and pass very well at times. Last week, Carver was 14-for-40 passing with 246 yards and two touchdowns. On the tough side, he did end up throwing two interceptions, but Carver was still able to rush for a touchdown on 14 attempts for 124 yards. Both of Carver’s passing touchdowns were to wide receiver Omari Glover, who finished with 154 yards on six receptions. Glover also scored a two-point conversion and had a tackle on defense side of the ball.
- Warren East: Nolan Ford was out at quarterback last week for the Raiders, so it was up to the backup Isaiah Ghee to get the job done — and he stepped up big time. Ghee finished 8-for-14 passing with 174 yards and two touchdowns with only one interception. Kicker Kobe Kawaii also helped out, going 4-for-4 on PATs.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Warren East needs to stop the passing game in this one. The cornerbacks need to be able to stop the receivers from making big plays as Warren Central’s receiving core is very strong. Also, if Warren East can get into a quick rhythm on offense, that would work wonders for them. For Central in this game, an interception would be a great way to get the game started. Overall, the defense will just have to stay on its toes the whole game and keep the Raiders out of the end zone.