WOODSTOCK – Central grabbed an early lead and then let senior tailback Hank Hoover as well as the defense finish things off.
Hoover had a solid night to help the Falcons to a 30-0 victory over Stonewall Jackson in non-district football action.
“At the beginning we were a little slow,” said Hoover, who finished with 108 yards on 24 carries. “Once we started to put the pieces of the puzzle together we started to get on a roll.”
With the Falcons leading 8-0 in the second quarter, Hoover ran the ball 11 times. It was a 17-play, 65-yard drive. Hoover who ran for 39 yards on the drive, also caught a 6-yard pass from Central back-up quarterback Colton Hutchinson.
That play set-up Hoover’s 4-yard touchdown run with 2:47 left in the first half. He also ran in the two-point conversion for a 16-0 lead.
“I was starting to get a little tired,” Hoover said of all of his carries. “I felt like quitting, but I knew I had to keep on going. I knew I had to do what I had to do to help the team.”
The Falcons scored a touchdown on their first possession of the game. They went 65 yards on six plays, mostly through the air.
Central starting quarterback Jordon Hosaflook connected with Timothy Sloan for a 43-yard gain on third-and-15 from the Central 30-yard line.
Three plays later, Hosaflook threw a short pass to Carston Shockey, who weaved his way into the end zone for a 36-yard touchdown with 7:25 left in the first quarter.
“Jordon’s still new. He’s still getting used to me,” Central coach Mike Yew said. “… Everybody knows he can throw a beautiful deep ball. I thought both quarterbacks did a good job tonight.”
The Falcons extended their lead in the third quarter. They took advantage of field position with a four-play, 31-yard drive. Hoover ran the ball on all four plays, capping it off with a 1-yard touchdown run on the last play of the third quarter.
“Hank is our workhorse and we feed it to him,” Yew said. “He did a good job tonight.”
The Generals had some chances on offense. A long touchdown run by Cole Holsinger in the second quarter was negated by a penalty, as was a first down in the first half.
“We’re still just inconsistent on offense,” Stonewall Jackson coach Jay Goode said. “We had a couple good runs and then we’d have a penalty. We are improving. We just got to keep working hard.”
Central’s Trey Riley capped the scoring with a 17-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
The Falcons held the Generals to only 51 yards of offense, including negative yardage in the passing game.
Goode said he was pleased with how his defense played. He said his young team is hungry to pick up its first win of the season.
“The kids are tired of moral victories. We’ve played some good teams though,” Goode said. “… We just have to keep working hard and working on getting better.”
Hosaflook threw for 151 yards on 7 for 15 passing for the Falcons.
Central was coming off a tough loss to Skyline last week, and we’re glad to bounce back against the Generals.
“Our first game was a little iffy, and we feel like we should be 2-0,” Hoover said. “It was good to get the win, and now we just got to get ready for (Turner Ashby).”
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Falcons 30, Generals 0
Stonewall 0 0 0
Central 8 8 8
C: Shockey 36 pass from Hosaflook, (Hosaflook run), 7:25
C: Hoover 4 run (Hoover run), 2:47
C: Hoover 1 run (Braithwaite pass from Hosaflook), :00
C: Riley 17 run (Pass failed), 6:39
First downs 4 15
Rushes-yards 25-61 41-187
Passing yards -10 166
Passing 1-7-0-0 9-18-1-0
Penalties-yards 8-42 5-40
Fumbles-lost 1-0 2-0
Punts-Avg. 9-32.5 3-31.7
RUSHING: Stonewall Miller 7-0, Summers 9-26, Holsinger 4-17, Vann 5-18. Central Hoover 24-108, Shockey 6-13, Hutchinson 4-11, Hosaflook 2-(-2), Riley 3-49, Davis 2-8.
PASSING: Stonewall Miller 1-7-(-10)-0-0. Central Hosaflook 7-15-151-1-0; Hutchinson 2-3-15-0-0.
RECEIVING: Stonewall Summers 1-(-10). Central Sloan 5-109, Shockey 3-53, Hoover 1-4.