Going into their second region contest against outmanned Northside-Columbus, Class AAAAA No. 6 Thomas County Central had three missions on the agenda: Win the game convincingly, get some young players on the field, and keep everyone healthy.
After having to wait for the Bremen-Spencer game to be completed at Kinnett Stadium, Central exploded out of the gate to take a 42-0 halftime lead and never looked back, winning the game 62-7 while clearing the bench and suffering no injuries.
"I think we got every single player in the game," coach Bill Shaver said. "Everybody will be able to go home happy after this one, and we'll enjoy it tonight. But tomorrow, we start getting ready for Lee County."
After forcing a punt on the opening drive of the night for the Patriots and starting on their own 43, Central quarterback Adam Choice kept the ball on five out of eight plays to lead the Yellow Jackets down the field, culminating with a 5-yard Deondre Cooksey touchdown run. With Gavin Wilson's PAT, Central led 7-0.
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