The Richmond Register


August 31, 2013

H.S. FOOTBALL: Indians rally late, stun Woodford County, 23-21

RICHMOND — With just one second left in the fourth quarter and his team needing a score to pull off an improbable victory on the road, Madison Central coach Bert Browne faced an extremely tough decision.

Take one shot at the end zone, or rely on a kicking unit that had been, well, very unreliable all game long to that point to connect on a field goal.

Browne decided to kick.

“Ben (Durham) can kick it. I knew if we got the snap back there that  Kameron (Presnell) would hold it and Ben would put it through,” Browne said.

And Durham delivered.

The senior hit a 31-yard field goal that gave Central a stunning 23-21 win over Woodford County Friday in Versailles.

The Indians got a 44-yard touchdown pass from freshman Zach Hardin to John Williams with 1:47 left to get them get back in the game. They got the ball back four plays later and Hardin put together a 5-play 28-yard drive, which included completions to Johan Williams, John Williams and Nathan Coots.

“We had seven fumbles,” Browne said. “We are beat up. At one point I looked out there and we had a freshman playing at will linebacker, we had freshman playing mike backer and a sophomore playing sam linebacker. We are a beat-up football team.”

The Indians still found a way to get a win.

Ben Smart gave Woodford a 7-0 lead with a 3-yard run with 9:54 left in the second quarter.

Johan Williams pulled Central even with a 2-yard run, then Presnell hit tight end Sam Jones on a 1-yard pass with one second left before the half to give the Indians a 14-7 lead.

Dalton Rose and Ben Smart added second-half scores that put Woodford back in front 21-14.

Central finished with 348 yards of total offense, while Woodford had just 275 total yards.

The Indians turned the ball over three times, but got 206 all-purpose yards from John Williams (102 receiving and 104 on punt returns).

Hardin was six-of-11 for 97 yards with one touchdown and Presnell was five-of-11 for 64 yards.

Johan Williams had 107 yards rushing.

“It’s a confidence builder for us,” Browne said. “Hopefully we can get some of the wounded back.”

Central is set to return to action Friday at home against Southern.

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