Center JV, freshmen football teams take their 2-0 records on the road to Gladewater today
Center Roughrider sub-varsity football teams are off to a good year with victories under their belts as both freshmen and junior varsity teams heading to Gladewater on Thursday, Sept. 12.
Not only are the Roughriders JV 2-0 on the young season, but the team has yet to be scored on, said head Rider Coach and Athletic Director Scott Ponder. Last week the JV traveled to Jefferson where they brought home a 14-0 victory on Sept. 5, he said.
Among standout players for junior varsity Roughriders have been Dextavious Rankin, responsible for a Center touchdown; and Channing Daniels and Chandler Jones, both credited with interceptions in the Jefferson game.
Ivan Jimenez was credited with a blocked punt against the JV Bulldogs which was returned for a TD. Leading the defense for the Riders against Jefferson were Chase Adison and Chandler Jones while the leading receiver for Center last week was Gabe Rebollar.
The Center Roughrider freshman football team on Thursday, Sept. 5, defeated the Athens freshman squad 30 – 22.
The game was played at Roughrider Stadium. Coach James Reyes said the win puts the team's record at 2-0 on the young season.
For the Rider offense Mar Mar Evans was credited with scoring three of Center's touchdowns. Evans crossed the goal line on TD runs of 19 yards and 18 yards along with a 75-yard touchdown pass.
Rounding out scoring for Center was JaKeyvius Polk with a 75-yard TD reception and T.J. Davis running the ball in from 5 yards out. Roughriders freshman kicker Ler Moo was 4-for-4 on point after touchdown kicks.
Reyes said Roughrider freshmen having an outstanding game against Athens included TJ Davis for his defensive effort, including a forced fumble and two tackles resulting in lost yardage for Athens. Hagan Craig also had a good showing on the Riders' defensive line, Reyes said.
Center freshmen will take their perfect season record on the road next week when they played Gladewater on Thursday.
For photo gallery from last week's freshmen vs. Athens game, please click on link below:
For photo gallery from the Aug. 29 JV game, please click on link below: