EASTERN – Senior linebacker Chase Soler is the leading tackler in the history of the Allen Central High School football program. Soler registered a game-high 16 tackles in Allen Central’s 56-54 win in double overtime over longtime border rival Knott County Central on Friday, Oct. 30 to set a new school record of 147 tackles in a season. The productive linebacker shattered the old record, which was 138 tackles.
Through 10 games, Soler notched 48 solo tackles, 20 more than any other teammate. Soler posted 99 assisted tackles for the Rebels.
Steven Howard registered 69 tackles and Josh King contributed 67 stops in Allen Central’s latest campaign.
A leader for the Allen Central football team throughout his prep career, Soler posted 86 tackles as a junior in 2014.
Allen Central, which finished the 2015 season 5-5, managed to outscore opponents 286-233.
As a team, Allen Central rushed for 1,822 yards. Leading the Rebels offensively, Jesse Brown rushed 47 times for 472 yards and nine touchdowns. Finishing closely behind Brown in the Allen Central rushing column, Howard took 94 carries for 454 yards and seven touchdowns.
Dylan Caudill proved to be a dual threat at quarterback for the Rebels. Caudill completed 32-of-80 passes for 423 yards, three touchdowns and seven interceptions. The Allen Central quarterback rushed 51 times for 228 yards and five touchdowns in the Rebels’ 10-game season.
Rico Dominguez ranked as Allen Central’s leading receiver, reeling in 17 receptions for 137 yards in only eight games.
Howard (105 yards, one touchdown) and Brown (45 yards, two touchdowns) were additional key receivers for the Rebels.
In addition to its victory over Knott County Central, Allen Central posted wins over Phelps, Jenkins, South Floyd and Betsy Layne. The Rebels dropped games to Morgan County, East Ridge, Leslie County, Prestonsburg and Shelby Valley. Allen Central compiled a 1-4 record in Class 2A, District 8 in its first season following the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s football realignment.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.