#8 Central vs #1 Cardinal Ritter in Class Three Quarters On J-98

(Park Hills) The Central Rebels cleared a huge hurdle in beating Valle Catholic for the Class 3 District 1 title. Valle took the MAFC title and was the only team to beat Central in the regular season. However, the bar may have just been set higher for the quarterfinal round. Valle was undefeated and the second ranked team in the state. The Cardinal Ritter Lions are undefeated and the number one ranked team in the state. The Lions have been to the state semis the last two seasons and are hungry to finish the job this year.

That’s Ritter coach Brennan Spain. He says they are not overlooking 8th ranked and 11-1 Central…

Cardinal Ritter scores 44 points per game led by four star running back and safety Marvin Burks who has committed to Ole Miss and four star Michigan commit Fredrick Moore at wide receiver. Their defense may be even more impressive. They hold the opposition to only 4.4 points per contest with six shutouts to their credit.
Central coach Kory Schweiss says the Lions play fast and hard…

The Rebels counter with multi sport dynamo Jobe Bryant who can score in any of the three phases and dual threat quarterback Casen Murphy who has 39 combined touchdowns.
Central faced Cardinal Ritter two years ago in the playoffs. The fell 45-14. Coach Schweiss says they might not be the betting favorite, but overcoming the odds sounds like a good plan to him…

We’ll broadcast the Class 3 Quarterfinal Saturday from Park Hills starting with your Fliegs Equipment Pregame Show at 12:30.