The Indians came into the opening game of the annual Tribe Shootout a bit short-handed.

Jon Gordon and Josh Dluhos were both out with concussions and another player had to set after receiving two yellow cards last week.

That didn't seem to slow them down.

Madison Central set a new season high for goals and rolled to a 6-2 win over Bourbon County on Tuesday in Richmond.

The Indians (3-4-3) scored twice in the first 20 minutes of the game and continued to pull away.

Trent Fornash and Hunter Martin both had a pair of goals, while Gavin O'Shea had a goal and an assist.

"We were down three of our regular guys," Central coach Ron Horn said. "So, that gave us an opportunity to get some younger guys in there. That's always good."

The Indians had only scored more than two goals once this season, but get their offense going against the Colonels, even without a full lineup.

Martin scored off an assist from Christopher LaGrange just 4:38 into the game.

O'Shea made it 2-0 with 19:19 left before the half.

Fornash gave Central a 3-0 lead at the break.

Just 2:22 into the second half, Martin scored off a pass from O'Shea. Cohen Kemper found the net less than four minutes later.

"It was good to have a game where we could do what we wanted to do, for a change," Horn said of his team's offense. "It was good for the boys."

Bourbon County got two quick goals to get back in the game. The first came on a penalty kick against Cameron Whitaker.

"He made a good save, but the official said he stuck his arm out and knocked the played down," Horn said of the play that led to the PK.

Fornash added another goal with 9:23 left.

Chase Dale and Hunter Enciu had assists for Central.

The Indians will take on Corbin at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Tribe Shootout. The event continues on Saturday with a match-up against (Louisville) Central and another yet-to-be determined opponent.

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