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Central Routes Kennett to Win District Championship

(Park Hills) The Central Rebels are back at the top of Class 3 District 1 as they defeat the Kennett Indians 51-14 to win their 10th district championship and their 7th since 2012. Kennett started off with the football and immediately fumbled it and gave it to Central, which isn’t what you don’t want to do against this explosive Rebels offensive. Jett Bridges was able to find the endzone with his legs.

Then again through the air.

Kennett kept shooting themselves in the foot and Central kept capitalizing. After another turnover, Dayshawn Welch decided to join in on the touchdown party with a 43-yard score.

Jett Bridges would scamper for a 24-yard touchdown with 4:13 left in the second quarter to make it a 29-0 ballgame. While the lead was large for the Rebels, Kennett had a chance to swing momentum and get back into the ballgame. With 1:51 left in the first half, the Indians were able to score their first touchdown and could’ve gone into halftime with a manageable deficit. But that was more than enough time for Central to strike back. It only took a minute-fifteen to make it a 31-point lead at the half.

The Rebels put the nail in the coffin early, as they scored on the first play of the second half.

The Rebels would get a stop and score again in seconds, making it an insurmountable 54-point lead heading into the 4th. Kennett would score again late to get us to our final 51-14 score. Central Head Coach Kory Schweiss says the defense really controlled the game.

The Rebels advance to the state quarterfinals and will host the number-one team in Class 3 St. Mary’s on Friday. You can listen to that game on J-98 The Boot.

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