Johnson Central at Rowan County

Johnson Central gets ready to run out of the tunnel last Friday night against Greenup County. The Golden Eagles will visit Rowan County Friday night. 

Who: Johnson Central (6-1) at Rowan County (5-3)

Kickoff: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Location: Viking Stadium, Morehead.

Coaches: Johnson Central, Jim Matney. Rowan County, Kelly Ford.

Notes: Johnson Central is coming off of a 51-0 win over Greenup County, while Rowan County is coming off of a 41-0 win over Boyd County.

Johnson Central is 3-0 in Class 4A District 8 play this season, while Rowan County is 1-2 in district play.

Johnson Central will try and get another win to set up a big showdown with Ashland Blazer to decide who wins the district and enters the Class 4A playoffs as the No. 1 seed.

Johnson Central running back Joe Jackson is rounding back into form. He rushed for 291 yards and four TDs last week against Greenup County. 

Quarterback Ryley Preece was six for 10 passing for 97 yards. He added 61 rushing yards and a TD on four carries.

Bryce Tackett and Cody Rice each rushed for TDs against Greenup County as well.

Matt Horn led the defense for the Golden Eagles with seven tackles and two sacks. Hunter McCloud followed with six tackles and a sack. 

On the season, Jackson has rushed for 1,111 yards and 17 TDs on 117 carries. Devin Johnson follows with 349 rushing yards and five TDs.

Preece is 33 for 64 passing for 544 yards and three TDs with four interceptions on the season. He has added 314 rushing yards and seven TDs on 37 carries.

Rowan County is led by running back Cole Wallace. Wallace has rushed for 1,230 yards and 16 TDs this season. Jacob McDaniel follows with 443 yards and three TDs. 

Quarterback Tabor Wright is 21 for 65 passing on the season for 386 yards and three TDs with one interception.

Who 2 Watch: Johnson Central’s Joe Jackson.

Jackson keeps getting better and better every week. 

He might be finished quick if the Golden Eagles can jump out to a big lead.

Jackson will get touches early on and that might be enough to get some big numbers and rest in the second half to get ready for next week’s big showdown with Ashland.

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