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Falcons fall to Comets in high-scoring game

Josiah McDermit had touchdown passes of 48, 60 and 24 yards but it wasn’t enough for Central as Delavan-Darien churned out nearly 600 yards of offense in a 49-36 Southern Lakes Conference victory in Paddock Lake on Friday.

The Comets (4-3, 2-3 SLC) had a three-headed rushing attack with Zach Gidcumb (12 carries, 122 yards), Mike Adler (20 carries, 120 yards) and Fabias Shipman (32 carries, 157 yards) each scoring two touchdowns apiece. Adler also completed 14-of-21 passes for 173 yards and a touchdown in the victory.

The Falcons (0-7, 0-5 SLC) amassed more than 500 yards of offense as well. McDermit completed 9-of-23 passes for a school-record 314 yards and the three touchdowns.

Prep football: Central vs. Delavan-Darien

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Central High School

Start the best part for Central

WATERFORD — The overflow homecoming crowd at unbeaten Waterford sat in stunned silence when Central’s speedy junior Tre Williams ran back the opening kick 91 yards for a touchdown.

The Wolverine faithful had counted on it being a special night, and trailing 6-0 a few seconds into the game was not in the plan.

Prep football: Central vs. Waterford

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Waterford High School (100 Field Dr.)

Falcons falter against Burlington

Burlington’s ground game ran rampant over visiting Central as the Demons gained 327 of their 390 yards on offense from 42 carries in a 49-10 victory on Friday night.

Burlington (3-2, 1-2) led the Southern Lakes contest 28-2 at halftime, and three turnovers and a 3-for-12 conversion rate on third down sealed Central’s (0-5, 0-3) fate.

Prep football: Central vs. Burlington

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Burlington High School (400 McCanna Parkway)

Badgers rolls past Falcons

It took all of three plays for Lake Geneva Badger to take command of Friday night’s Southern Lakes Conference football game at Central.

The Badgers covered 73 yards in the first minute of the game to score en route to a 56-6 win. Tyler VanDeVelde ran 34 yards for the first of his two touchdowns to get the Badgers going.

Central done in by Union Grove

Central fell in a 29-point halftime hole in losing its Southern Lakes Conference opener at Union Grove, 43-33, on Friday night.

The Falcons made the final score respectable with a 20-point fourth quarter after the Broncos had scored on their first five possessions of the game.

Central (0-2) vs. Union Grove (2-0)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Union Grove High School (3433 S. Colony Ave.)

Central absorbs beating at Zion-Benton

Central managed just 90 yards in total offense in losing a non-conference game at Zion-Benton (Ill.), 58-15, on Friday night.

Zion-Benton returned two kickoffs for touchdowns.

Central (0-1) vs. Zion-Benton (0-0)

When: 7:30 Friday night

Where: Zion-Benton Township High School (3901 W. 21st St., Zion, Ill.)

Big Foot gets past Falcons in opener

Walworth Big Foot used a big second quarter to defeat host Central, 32-28, on opening day for the fifth consecutive season Friday night.

The Chiefs scored 26 points in the quarter in taking a 32-21 lead at intermission.

Central vs. Big Foot

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Paddock Lake

Central football coach raises expectations

Going into his third season, Central football coach Tyson Mengel isn’t afraid to be clear about what the program’s expectations have been in the past and what they need to be moving forward.

After going 1-17 over two seasons in which patience and development were more the focus than winning and losing, it’s time to start seeing results.

Wilmot nets title share


PADDOCK LAKE — Either in the visiting locker room or somewhere on the bus between Paddock Lake and Wilmot, a huge cheer erupted from the Wilmot football team.

Central vs. Wilmot

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Paddock Lake

Central vs. Delavan-Darien

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Delavan-Darien High School (150 Cummings St., Delavan)

Waterford takes care of Central

An inspiring first half wasn’t enough to get the Central football team past Waterford on Friday night.

Waterford parlayed a 7-0 halftime lead into a 24-7 Southern Lakes Conference victory in Paddock Lake.

Prep football preview: Central vs. Waterford

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Paddock Lake

Burlington handles Central

A slow start doomed the Central football team in a 41-6 loss to Southern Lakes Conference co-leader Burlington Friday in Paddock Lake.

Central was trailing 10-0 after the first quarter. The Falcons managed to close the gap with a three-yard rushing touchdown by Logan Hughes at the 10:19 mark in the second quarter. The extra point failed. Burlington immediately responded and Central eventually trailed 24-6 at halftime.

Central vs. Burlington

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Paddock Lake

Badger pulls away from Central

Host Lake Geneva Badger pulled away from Central with two fourth quarter touchdowns en route to a 34-13 win in a Southern Lakes Conference football game on Friday night.

Badger, which rolled up 430 rushing yards, got TD runs of 12- and 23-yards in the final eight minutes in improving to 2-3 and 2-1 in the SLC. Central is 1-4 and 1-2.

Central vs. Badger

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Badger High School (220 E. South St., Lake Geneva)

Central ends 14-game losing streak

PADDOCK LAKE — The public address announcer for Central’s Southern Lakes Conference football game with visiting Union Grove kept the wet and cold crowd informed of all the places in the nation that were much warmer than Paddock Lake on Friday night.

However, for the Central student body that stormed the field after the Falcons had stopped a three-season 14-game losing streak with an 18-11 victory, there was no better place to be.

Central vs. Union Grove

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Paddock Lake

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    No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr.

    2 Cade Kuebler WR-DB 5-7 162 Jr.

    3 Seth Seybert K 5-8 150 Sr.

    4 Dominic Pulera WR-DB 5-8 159 Jr.

    5 Josiah McDermit QB-DB 6-2 185 Jr.

    6 Jacob Werth WR-DB 5-11 165 Jr.

    9 Mitchell Sibilsky QB-DB 6-1 153 Jr.

    10 Austin Kurylo WR-DB 5-11 160 Jr.

    12 Brad Gillmore WR-DB 5-10 150 Sr.

    16 Dakota Danielson WR-DB 5-7 122 Jr.

    20 Adam Aker RB-DB 5-8 188 Sr.

    21 Nic Fredrick WR-DB 5-10 155 So.

    23 Tre’ Williams WR-DB 5-9 168 Jr.

    24 Jordan Migawa WR-DB 5-8 170 Sr.

    25 Logan Hughes RB-LB 5-11 200 Jr.

    26 Rory Schmucker WR-DB 5-9 160 Jr.

    27 Kyle Toppel WR-DB 5-7 137 Jr.

    28 Zac Millhouse WR-CB 5-8 150 Sr.

    34 Chris Trotter RB-LB 5-7 175 Sr.

    42 Bret Lachman RB-DB 5-10 170 Jr.

    44 Shane Parker RB-LB 5-11 190 Jr.

    48 Billy Flahive WR-DL 5-7 125 Jr.

    52 Nate Ellerbrock OL-DL 5-11 240 Sr.

    54 Hunter Danielowicz OL-DL 6-0 200 Jr.

    58 Tommy McClain OL-DL 6-1 275 Jr.

    59 Jake Gehrke WR-LB 5-11 166 Sr.

    60 Rhett Kliger OL-DL 5-10 187 So.

    66 Austin Anderson OL-DL 6-3 240 Jr.

    70 Ryan Kliger OL-DL 5-9 186 So.

    71 Alex Daniels OL-DL 6-2 207 Sr.

    74 Alex Bruzas OL-DL 6-0 260 Jr.

    75 Hunter Becker OL-DL 5-11 295 So.

    76 Luke Cetera OL-DL 6-0 305 Jr.

    77 Colton Durkin C-LB 6-0 195 Sr.

    78 Jared Adams OL-DL 6-1 200 Jr.

    80 Tyler Wiley TE-LB 6-2 190 Jr.

    87 John Capelli TE-DB 6-1 175 Jr.

    89 James Manring TE-DL 6-2 210 Sr.

    90 Denver Frahm OL-DL 6-0 187 Sr.

    92 Colton Page OL-DL 6-7 180 Sr.

    95 Hunter Higgins OL-DL 6-2 235 Jr.

    99 Evan Nightingale OL-DL 6-0 400 Jr.

    Head coach — Tyson Mengel (third season).

    Assistant coaches — Bill Watson, Randy Appleby, Jake Morman, Jeff Tracy, Greg Spencer, Eric Vos, Ryan Andersen.

Central schedule and results


    Aug. 21 — Big Foot 32, Central 28

    Aug. 28 — Zion-Benton (Ill.) 58, Central 15

    Sept. 4 — Union Grove 43, Central 33

    Sept. 11 — Badger 56, Central 6

    Sept. 18 — Burlington 49, Central 10

    Sept. 25 — Waterford 56, Central 18

    Oct. 2 — Delavan-Darien 49, Central 36

    Oct. 9 — at Wilmot, 7 p.m.

    Oct. 16 — Elkhorn, 7 p.m.




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