The Indians are set to face a very familiar opponent when they take the field on Senior Night.
They won't, however, have to worry about finding a way to stop a player who has been their big nemesis in recent years.
"We were very happy to see Jalen Burbage move on to college," Central coach Mark Scenters said with a smile.
The Indians (1-7, 0-2 district) will look to snap a three-game losing streak today at home against Bryan Station (2-6, 0-2).
Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.
The teams have met in each of the past four seasons.
The Defenders won three of those meetings, mostly behind outstanding performances from Burbage.
The quarterback had four touchdowns (three rushing, one passing) and accounted for more than 400 yards of offense as Station beat Central, 41-21, last year in Lexington.
In three career games against the Indians, Burbage had more than 1,100 total yards and nine touchdowns.
The Lexington native signed with Lehigh, where is playing wide receiver. He has 11 catches for 124 yards this season.
The showdown of long-time rivals will have an impact on the postseason seeding for both teams.
The winner will be the No. 3 seed in the district, while the loser will be the No. 4 seed.
The Indians and Defenders already know they will both have to go on the road for first-round playoffs games in two weeks.
The result of tonight's other district game will determine the postseason match-ups.
Clark County travels to Oldham County and the winner gets the top seed and the chance to host playoff games for the first two rounds of the Class 6A Playoffs.
"There's a lot of familiarities between the programs," Scenters said of the showdown between Central and Station. "Every time they step on the field, they are going to play hard. They got us last year. They are like us. They are young at a lot of spots. It should be a good match-up."
Madison Central trailed by 22 points late in the first half last week against Clark County in Winchester. The Indians battled back, but came up short, 42-34.
Junior quarterback Canon Scenters had four touchdowns (three passing, one rushing) and Zach Holbrook had two TD catches.
The Indians once again struggled on third downs, converting on only 3-of-11 chances.
On the season, Central is 25-of-92 on third downs (27 percent).
The Indians have four losses this year by two possessions or less.
"We know that we could be (4-4) if I couple of bounces had gone our way," Scenters said. "But, that being said, the record is what it is and I'm very proud of our players and coaches for not dwelling on the record. Our kids haven't done that. It's like we say, there's still time on the clock, so lets play. There's still games on the schedule, so lets play."
The Defenders don't have a great record, either.
Both of their wins have come against teams that are winless on the season -- West Jessamine and Henry Clay.
In losses to Clark County and Oldham County, Bryan Station was out-scored 97-47.
Terik Mulder has taken over at quarterback for Burbage this season. The sophomore had completed just 37-of-104 pass attempts for 433 yards with six touchdowns and six interceptions.
Joseph Bond has a team-best 468 yards rushing for Station with four touchdowns, while Amodeus Taylor has eight rushing TDs.
Damin Green and Dadrien Taylor each have two touchdown catches.
The Indians will wrap up the regular season next Friday at Southwestern.
But, they would certainly like to get a win in their final home game.
"Finishing strong would be a good reward or our kids, especially our seniors," Scenters said.