Special to the Register
On Monday night, the Madison Central junior varsity football team used a dominant defensive effort to defeat Dunbar, 36-0, in Richmond.
“Our defense played as a complete unit tonight,” Central defensive coordinator Adam Reid said. “We were able to play a lot of guys in this game without giving up any big plays.”
The defensive effort was lead by the play of juniors. Clay Jordan (middle linebacker) made the defensive calls and Brandon Green shined as a new starter at outside linebacker.
The Indians offense also had a great night.
Sophomores Will Nash (quarterback), Jonathan Tye (running back) and Trenton Huguely (fullback) all scored touchdowns for the Indians. Tye had a breakout game with three touchdowns and 175 yards rushing.
Madison Central scored in the first quarter on a 7-yard run from Tye with Will Nash adding the 2-point conversion for the 8-0 lead.
In a second quarter with the Bulldogs driving, Brandon Green picked off a quarterback pass and returned the ball 30 yards. With carries of 24 and 30 yards from Tye, the Indians’ offense moved the ball to the 2-yard line.
Nash finished the drive behind center Logan Thomas and right guard Walker Goode, taking the ball into the end zone on a quarterback sneak. The 2-point conversion failed leaving the score 14-0 at the half.
Tye started the second half where he left off, busting off a 63-yard touchdown run then adding the 2-point conversion for a 22-0 lead.
Late in the third quarter, Huguely put together several tackle-busting carries before punching the ball in from the 4-yard line. The conversion failed making the score 28-0.
The Indians showed no signs of letting up in the fourth quarter when Jonathan Tye scored from 18 yards outs, while Huguely added the 2-point conversion.
The JV and freshman football team will not be in action again this next week. They will return to play Monday Oct. 8 at Bryan Station High School.
Kickoff for the freshman game will be 6 p.m.