(STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo.) – A matchup of a couple 2-2 teams Friday night on J-98 saw the Central Rebels earn the victory on the road over the Ste. Genevieve Dragons by a final score of 31-14.

Central got the scoring started midway through the first quarter on their very first drive, as senior quarterback Dylan Corcoran connected on a long pass play to senior tight end Blake Bolin.

That allowed senior running back Gage Manion to punch it in from short distance.

Central was up 7-0 after the PAT, and stopped Ste. Gen’s offense to set themselves up for another score on the first play of the second quarter.

This time it was senior running back Trevor Johnson.

Central led 14-0 after the extra point and after another defensive stop, it only took Central and Manion one play from 60 yards out to score again for our Gilster Mary Lee Play of the Game.

That gave the Rebels a 21-0 lead and a Justin Bridges 27-yard field goal made it 24-0 at the break.

Ste. Gen would draw closer in the 2nd half with a few touchdowns by Austin Bullock and Bryce Trollinger on the ground, but another Manion touchdown in between was all Central needed, as they took the contest 31-14.

Rebels head coach Kory Schweiss liked the effort from his guys.

Dragons head coach Ken Weik thought the early hole was too much to overcome.

Manion was our Applebee’s of Farmington Player of the Game with the 3 touchdowns and 15 carries for 133 yards on the ground.

In addition, Manion was our Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy Play It Forward Athlete of the Week for his 4-touchdown effort last week against Windsor.

Coach Schweiss talks about his senior leader.

And Coach Weik previews Homecoming next week.

Central improves to 3-2 and travels to Potosi next week, while Ste. Genevieve falls to 2-3 and hosts Perryville next Friday.