(Park Hills) The Central Rebels got to celebrate their homecoming night with a 45-3 victory over Ste. Genevieve in the J98 Game of the Week.
Ste. Gen received the opening kickoff and burned four minutes off the clock to open up the scoring.
The defenses showed out over the next two drives with either side forcing a punt. It was bad news for the Dragons though.
Mason Williams converted the PAT. On the ensuing drive, Jobe Bryant picked off Aiden Boyer for his third interception of the season.
However, the Ste. Genevieve defense forced another punt but Casen Murphy put a boot on it and the Rebels downed the ball at the Dragons’ one-yard line. That setup the Central defense to add to the scoring.
Central took the kickoff to the 48-yard line on the plus side of the field and took little time to find the endzone.
The Central offense was unleashed after that. The offensive line gave Murphy all day to throw and the junior quarterback took advantage of it.
Leading 23-3 in the second quarter, Murphy took the crunchy peanut butter and turned it into a Michelin-rated PB&J.
Already with a punt return touchdown and a rushing touchdown, Bryant found another way to score before halftime.
A stellar first half all-around for Central carried into the second half.
Bryant finished with over 215 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns to go along with his interception. Murphy was efficient and explosive, completing 11-of-14 passes for 202 yards and four touchdowns and the Rebels defense made big plays all night. Central head coach Kory Schweiss tells us about the win.
Jobe Bryant, the Applebee’s of Farmington Player of the Game, told us earlier in the week that homecoming wouldn’t be fun unless the Rebels won the football game. He had a pretty good time Friday night.
Central stays undefeated at 5-0 and will face the Valle Catholic Warriors next Friday for the J98 Game of the Week. Ste. Gen loses their first game to move to 4-1 and will take on Potosi next Friday.
Interview w/ Central’s Kory Schweiss:
Interview w/ junior Jobe Bryant:
Interview w/ Ste. Genevieve’s Jay Pope:
Full Game Audio: