The Johnson Central Golden Eagles football Team will be back in action Tonight @ Eagle Field in the Class 4-A State Semi-Finals. Johnson Central advanced into tonight’s game with an impressive win over their district rival Ashland last Friday night. The Golden Eagles opponent tonight will be the Knox Co Central Panthers who advanced into this game with an overtime thriller over Franklin Co last week.
JCHS (12-1) comes into this game led by their Sr. Running Back Joe Jackson, who has amassed 2,024 yds on 188 carries and 27 touchdown’s. Jr. Running Back Devin Johnson has also has a stellar offensive season with 1,093 yards on 89 carries and 13 touchdowns, while Jr. Quarter Back Riley Preece has rushed for 702 yards rushing on 74 carries and 16 touchdowns and thrown for another 895 yards (50 completions/94 attempts), 7 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. On defense Johnson Central is led by the Horn boys, Matt (#41) who has 101 tackles, 33 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks, while his twin brother Alex (#40) has 93 tackles, 14 tackles for loss with 6 sacks. The above mentioned Johnson has also been a force defensively with 97 tackles, 20 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks. As a unit, the Johnson Central defense has an unheard of 146 tackles for loss and 36 sacks for the season.
Knox Co. Central (10-3) is led by their So. QB Brady Worley, who has thrown for 2,756 yards (164/274), 28 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. His favorite target is Sr. WR Dane Imel, who has 946 yards on 34 receptions and 9 touchdowns. Other targets are Sr. Blevin Campbell (48/765 yds, 9 TD), Sr. Nick Martin (37/562 yards, 5 TD). THe Panthers rushing is led by So. RB Ethan Mills, who has 1,363 yards on 222 carries and 16 touchdowns. Defensively KCC has two players with over 100 tackles for the season in Linebackers Tucker Holland (#62) who has 176 tackles (126 solos) with 12 TFL’s, 7 sacks and Trace Floyd (#27) has 121 tackles (85 solos) and 2 TFL’s. The Panthers are very good at defending the pass, as they come into the game with 20 total interceptions, led by Belvin Campbell (#10) and Dane Campbell (#20).
Kickoff is set for Tonight at Eagle Field at 7:30 PM. Pre-game on WSIP 98.9 FM begins with Friday Night Live Call-In Show @ 6:30 PM, Coach Matney comments at 7 PM. The game will also be streamed LIVE at www.wsipfm.com.
Tonight’s Schedule State Semi-Finals (Friday, Nov 23, 2018)
|Campbellsville||–||at Beechwood||–||7:30 PM Class 1A|
|Raceland||–||at Pikeville||–||7:30 PM Class 1A|
|Christian Academy-Louisville||–||at Somerset||–||7:00 PM Class 2A|
|Mayfield||–||at Walton-Verona||–||7:00 PM Class 2A|
|LaRue County||–||at Central||–||7:30 PM Class 3A|
|Boyle County||–||at Corbin||–||7:30 PM Class 3A|
|Knox Central||–||at Johnson Central||–||7:30 PM Class 4A –
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|Franklin-Simpson||–||at Taylor County||–||7:30 PM Class 4A|
|Covington Catholic||–||at Pulaski County||–||6:00 PM Class 5A|
|South Warren||–||at South Oldham||–||7:30 PM Class 5A|
|Trinity (Louisville)||–||at Male||–||7:30 PM Class 6A|
|Madison Central||–||at Scott County||–||7:30 PM Class 6A|