Mission accomplished for Thomas County Central.
With Cairo still trying to find its offensive identity, the Yellow Jackets’ goal was to keep the Syrupmakers searching Friday night at West Thomas Stadium.
And in a 21-0 triumph, Central’s third straight in the rivalry series that extends its overall lead to 23-17-1, the Class AAAAA No. 7 Jackets (3-1) certainly did that. Cairo managed just 85 yards of total offense, including 4 on only 10 plays — not counting a kneeldown to end the half — before halftime.
“They played light’s out,” Central coach Bill Shaver said. “We talked to them about playing assignment football like they were supposed to.
“We were playing an offense that obviously, they’ve been struggling a little bit only scoring one touchdown in two games. We didn’t want to give them anything that would give them some confidence and our defense did a great job of doing that.”
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