(Louisville, KY.) Central High School has won five of the last six 3A state titles, including three in a row, and despite a lot of youth on offense, they expect to bring home their sixth title.
Since becoming a 3A school, Central has dominated the class. Head Coach, Ty Scroggins says his team relishes having the target on their back. " The target's on our back. We kinda like that. We really like the challenge of everybody gunning for you. It shows a whole lot when our players come out and make plays. Do the things that we're supposed to do when everybody is gunning for you," said Scroggins.
The Yellow Jackets will be led by a defense that returns nine starters from last year's state championship team. However, the offense is very young, many of the players will be seeing varsity action for the first time. "Everybody on the offensive side of the ball, except our fullback, played JV ball last year," commented Scroggins. Because of the youth on the offensive side of the ball, the defense is expected to carry the team, which is fine with senior safety, Jajuan Hailey. "It's pressure, but it's a nice pressure. It keeps you focused during practice everyday," said Hailey.
Despite having a young offense, this team expects to return to Bowling Green, and capture another state title. An expectation, not only shared by their peers, but their coaches as well. Only one senior class has not won the state title at Central in the last six years, and that fact is stressed by the coaching staff. "Our objective is to win the state championship. You don't want to be the one who didn't," said defensive coordinator, Terry Rice-Lockett.
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