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Central gears up for road test at Thorsby

Published 9:14am Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Central-Coosa High School and Thorsby High School have never met on the football field in the history of the two schools, but that will end this coming Friday night when the Cougars (0-2) will go on the road for the first time in 2012 to Thorsby (1-1).
Central is coming off of a 48-8 loss to No. 5 Midfield last week and is looking for an opportunity to make a run at the a state playoff berth beginning against Thorsby, who was a Class 2A team the past two seasons.
“I like playing on the road because it gives us a mentality that it is us against the world and I think at times our kids can feed off of that,” said Central head coach Richard Bell.
“Thorsby is going to be a well coached and discipline team that I think we’ll be more athletic than, we’ll just need to execute and go down there with a good mindset.”
In all likelihood, the final playoff spot for Class 3A Region 4 will come down to B.B. Comer, Montevallo, Tarrant, Thorsby and Central-Coosa, as Bell has made the point to his team that the thick of their season starts now.
“We play Thorsby, Comer, Tarrant and Montevallo four out of the next five weeks, so if we want to make the state playoffs, we’ve got to turn it on beginning this week,” Bell said.
“I liked the way that we hung in their against Midfield last week, but they just pulled away in the second half.
“There are clear changes that I need to make in our secondary and wide receiving corps heading into this week.”
Heading into the second week of the season, Central had the top passer and two top receivers in the local area in quarterback Xavier Moon and wide outs Javaris Whetstone and Justin Fuller.
Central-Coosa and Thorsby are set for their region 4 showdown this coming Friday night at Thorsby High School in Thorsby.

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