JENKINS – Following a loss to Morgan County, Allen Central bounced back to beat host Jenkins 46-0 in a non-district high school football game on Friday, Sept. 11.
With the win, Allen Central improved to 2-1.
Jenkins dropped to 0-3 with the loss.
Allen Central set the tone early against Jenkins, a former Class A rival. After carrying an 8-0 lead out of the first quarter, Allen Central scored 22 points in the second period to lead 30-0 at halftime.
Adding to its lead after intermission, Allen Central returned to the end zone in each of the last two quarters.
As a team, Allen Central rushed 29 times for 272 yards. The Rebels amassed 298 yards of total offense.
Leading Allen Central offensively, Cameron Evans rushed seven times for 124 yards and two touchdowns.
Directly behind Evans in the Allen Central rushing column, Jordan Patton picked up 75 yards via 10 carries.
Jesse Brown, proving to be productive on the offensive side, rushed for times for 41 yards and two touchdowns.
Another Allen Central running back, Josh King, rushed three times for 18 yards and one score in the convincing victory.
Rebel quarterback Dylan Caudill competed 2-of-3 passes for 26 yards and one touchdown.
Thriving on the defensive side, Chase Soler recorded a game-high 16 tackles for the Rebels.
Chase Caudill (seven tackles), Evans (six tackles) and Henry Whitaker (five tackles) were other leading defenders for Allen Central in the non-district matchup.
Leading Jenkins on the ground, Audie Fields rushed 26 times for 87 yards in the loss. Quarterback Darian Slone, Andrew Watts and Austin Fields also rushed for positive yardage for the Cavaliers.
Slone completed 9-of-13 passes for 76 yards and two touchdowns.
The Jenkins signal-caller completed passes to Audie Fields, Austin Fields, Nate Bates, Sam Bentley and Brady Addington.
Allen Central is scheduled to host county rival South Floyd in the annual “Battle of the Beavers” on Friday, Sept. 18. Kickoff for the Allen Central-South Floyd football game is set for 7:30 p.m. in Eastern.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.