Indians Set For District Opener On A Thursday Night Game


Madison Central (4-2) coming off a bye week is set to open district play on a rare Thursday night contest. With Fall Break coming both teams agreed to move the game from Friday to Thursday. That other team is Tates Creek (3-2) who are coming off a solid win over Danville last week at home.

In the game last week the Commodores saw their quarterback lead to the victory by tossing a touchdown and running for three more on the ground. Quarterback Luke Duby had shown the ability to throw the ball passing for over 1000 yards so far and ten scores but Friday was the first time he found the end zone using his legs. Duby is ranked 3rd in class 6A in passing with 207 yards per game. His ten touchdowns are 8th best in the class. Duby led the team last week with 82 yards rushing and Willie McGahee added 73 rushing yards. On the season Creek is led by Marcus Bosley with 268 rushing yards but he didn’t see action against Danville. For Duby his top two targets are Miles Thomas who has 17 receptions and 354 yards and 4 TDS and Mikaleb Coffey 21 catches and 296 yards and 3 TDs. Creek has a solid kicking game with Chino Vaasquez who is 11-12 in points after attempts and 1-2 on field goals. Defensively the Commodores have 11 sacks as a team.

Indians last played two weeks ago when they shut out Bourbon County 43-0. In that game the Indians played without leading rusher Freddy Chenault. Without Chenault Ethan Hahn had himself a game rushing for 117 yards on only four carries and he scored twice. Derrick Miller tossed a pair of touchdowns and backup Cannon Scenters threw one pass for 53 yards and a score. Chase Smith, Ben Snapp, and Jarrett Mullins all caught TDS. Defensively the Indians held Bourbon to only 99 total offensive yards. Juett Jackson had 11 tackles and had a fumble recovery. On the season Freddy Chenault is 6th in class 6A in rushing averaging 111 yards a game and is 5th in touchdowns with 10. Ethan Hahn after his game two weeks ago is now 30th in the class in rushing and ranks 23rd in touchdowns.

Defensively the Indians rank 8th in the class allowing only 16 points a game. Jackson Juett is second in tackles averaging 11 a game. Juett is tied second in forcing fumbles alongside his teammate Ben Snapp, they both have forced three on the season.

Madison Central averages 27.5 points a game and are only allowing 16 a contest. Indians are the 6th best team in rushing the ball at 214 yards a game. Indians and Commodores are tied for 13th in rush defense allowing 117 yards per game. Tates Creek is the 3rd best passing team in 6A with 209 yards per game, Indians are the 13th best at defending the pass allowing 123 yards a game.

The game can be seen on starting at 7:10 with kickoff at 7:30. It can also be heard on Y92.5 Fm. There will be a freshman game between the teams scheduled to start at 6:15.