Madison Central will enter their homecoming game off a huge victory over cross county rival Madison Southern last week. In that game the Indians put together over 400 yards of offense and forced 4 turnovers, and had 7 tackles for losses. Freddy Chenault with a monster game rushing for over 160 yards and scoring 4 touchdowns.
This week the Indians, ranked number 12 this week in the AP poll, will host the #3 team in class 6A Frederick Douglas this week. The Broncos enter the game undefeated at 4-0 and have yet to be tested this season. They average 49 points a game while allowing a paltry 8 points a game. They have wins over top 10 opponents in Wayne County & Paintsville this year as well as a shutout win over Lafayette 43-0 last week. Douglas is led by quarterback Cameron Jones, a Cincinnati commit, who has passed for 1025 yards and 14 touchdowns and only 3 interceptions. He is joined in the backfield by Demarco Fishback who has 361 yards on the ground and 8 TD’S. Fishback has also caught 4 touchdowns out of the backfield while Dekel Crowdus leads the team with 360 yards and 5 touchdowns receiving. Hayden Hunt leads the team with 19 catches. In 4 games the defense has forced 9 turnovers and have 6.5 sacks as a unit.
With all that can be said about Douglas they haven’t seen a running back like Freddy Chenault this season. Chenault has 522 yards this season averaging 6.5 a touch and has scored 10 touchdowns on he ground. Indians quarterback Derrick Miller has not had to pass the ball a lot early in the season, he’s completed over 50% of his passes for 327 yards and 3 touchdowns, but he’s done a lot of his damage with his legs. Miller is second on the team in rushing with 216 yards and has scored a TD. With his ability to scramble the Indians have been a tough team to prepare for. Perhaps the one Indians player who has been quiet, well as quiet as you can be while averaging 8.5 yards a carry and rushing for 192 yards is Ethan Hahn. Hahn has yet to have the “big game” many are expecting but he is having a great early season. He is third on the team in receiving with 5 receptions and you can sense that at any moment he will break a big play. Also joining him in the big play department are fellow receivers Blake Muntz and Ben Snapp. Muntz leads the team with 9 catches while Snapp adds 6 receptions and team high 113 yards. Defensively the Indians have been playing great, they have forced 11 turnovers and are led by Jackson Jeutt and his 48 tackles on the season.
Homecoming gets underway Thursday night with the parade beginning around 7 Pm downtown and then the big game will be the wbontv game of the week airing live on wbontv.com and our Roku channel. Pregame will begin at 7:10 with kickoff at 7:30. You can also listen to game on Y92.5 FM and 1340 Am WEKY.