Levi Galligher, Central Football
urn. "Our players CENTRAL played unbe- o& lievable de- fense tonight," ROOSEVELT said first-year Q Central coach Gary Hurst. "That's the best defensive game I've seen in a long time." Roosevelt had control of the ball for eight minutes in the first quarter, but was unable to score. In the second period. Central gained control of the ball on its 9-yard line after a 53-yard punt by Roosevelt's Edwayne Brown with 9:46 re-maing. Central slowly pushed its way up the field, and with 41 seconds left quarterback Quentin Pender-grass kept the ball and ran two yards for the touchdown for a 6-0 lead. To open the second half, Brown intercepted Pendergrass's pass intended for Mike Marshall and ran it back 52 yards for the Rough Riders' first score. Their 2-point conversion was good for an 8-6 lead. With 4:50 left in the third quarter, Roosevelt was unable to move the ball and on fourth down Brown fumbled the snap and Central recovered on the 15 yard line. On the Bulldogs' first play, Kevin King ran the ball to the right and scored. The extra point failed, leaving the Bulldogs ahead 12-8. Roosevelt got backed up by the Central defense to start the fourth quarter and was forced to punt from its 2. Brown took the snap, whiffed on the kick, and Central recovered on thel. Levi Galligher ran the ball in for the score for an 18-8 lead with 12 minutes remaining. With five seconds remaining, Marshall ran back an interception 70 yards.