15 minutes at 15 schools in 15 days:Day Twelve at High Point Central High School

Courtesy of LA Logan, on the road for GreensboroSports.com……

High Point Central Bison – Head Coach Wayne Jones

High Point Central opens the season with 42 players on their roster that includes NC State commit Germain Pratt.

The first game of the season is against crosstown rival, High Point Andrews. Coach Jones wants to make sure his team plays with intense focus, and realize that this game is like any other game.

“This is an important game for us,” said Jones. “This is definitely an important game because of the bragging rights you have… We won that game last year and we want to continue that streak going for us.”

Before their regular season is set to start, High Point Central will play a scrimmage game again

stRJ Reynolds at A J Simeon Stadium in High Point this Friday at 6 p.m.

Central returns only 10 seniors from last year’s squad, but that does not mean they are inexperienced.

Coming as no surprise, senior safety Germain Pratt leads the defensive side of the ball. His spectacular showing in the 2012 season can only be expected to continue, as Pratt’s playmaking ability and high football IQ should help the defense be a force to be reckoned with.

Coach Jones expects 6’6, Junior linebacker Tim Ward and senior linebacker Jerry Jenkins to emerge as breakthrough players for the defense as well.

Senior wide receiver Juwan Foggie returns as Central’s top offensive threat. Underclassman

Charles Edmond claims the other receiver spot as a speedy deep threat.

Junior running back Kavin Logan will receive most of the carries from dual threat quarterback Jameel Mack, who started at slot receiver last year.

“We are the team to beat,” said Jones. “But you got to be realistic and look at

East Forsyth conference champion last year.”

“Our conference teams keep you on your toes from week to week. In our conference anybody can beat anybody. Even teams you consider bottom of our conference have a lot of talent. If you’re not careful you will lose to them.”

“High point central will have a successful season if we continue to discipline ourselves,” said Jones. “Last year we felt like we lost games due to lack of discipline, not lack of ability.”

Once school starts back Central will practice Monday – Wednesday from 4:15 – 6:30 and Thursdays at 4:15 for a walk through.

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1 comment

  1. Coach Jones said it best “We are the team to beat.”

    The Season is almost here and in the words of Bart Scott “Can’t wait!”

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