Turnovers have been a big problem all season for Madison Central (1-8, 0-3 district).
And they made a big difference again on Friday in Richmond.
The Indians turned the ball over season-high five times and suffered a 23-7 loss to Bryan Station (3-6, 1-2) on Senior Night.
"We made too many mistakes," Madison Central coach Mark Scenters said. "We made too many mistakes when we had the ball. The defense played very, very well. They played hard. We just made too many mistakes."
The loss means Central will be the No. 4 seed from District 8 heading into the Class 6A Playoffs.
The Indians will face Clark County in Winchester on Nov. 8 in the opening round of the postseason.
The Cardinals claimed the top seed in the district with a 28-26 win over Oldham County Friday on the road.
The Indians led briefly early, but finished with 177 yards as they were handed a fourth-straight setback.
Central also suffered a couple of other big losses on Friday.
Senior defensive back Daeshon Gowdy and junior quarterback Canon Scenters both left the game late with knee injuries.
"It's tough when I see my kids fighting and not getting breaks," Scenters said. "It's tough when I see my kids fighting and getting hurt."
Station had won three of the past four meetings with the Indians, but it was Central that took the early lead.
The Indians recovered a fumbled punt on the Station 6-yard line. Two plays later, Edgren Sweat scored on a 4-yard TD run.
"We got the short field and were able to put it in," Scenters said. "We were moving the ball well early, then we coughed up the ball a couple of times."
That 7-0 lead lasted just 17 seconds.
Damin Green returned the ensuing kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown that tied the score with 3:04 left in the first quarter.
The game was still tied in the second quarter when the Indians faced a fourth-and-1 on their own 35-yard line.
Punter Patrick Moren attempted to run for the first down, but was just tripped up short of the marker.
"I wish we would have just gone for it," Scenters said of the fake punt. "I wish I had that one back."
The Defenders took the lead two plays later on a 30-yard pass Terik Mulder to Green.
Station added a 36-yard field goal just before the half to go up 17-6.
Central had three turnovers in the first half.
On the season, the Indians have given the ball away 30 times (17 fumbles, 13 interceptions).
Joseph Bond scored on a 1-yard TD run with 6:20 left in the fourth quarter to give Station a 16-point lead.
"They play us tooth and nail every time we face them," Scenters said of Station.
The Defenders finished with just 215 yards of total offense, but did not have a turnover.
Adrien Parks led Central with 61 yards rushing on 12 attempts. Scenters was 4-of-11 for 55 yards with three interceptions. Ashton Hulberg had three catches for 46 yards.
Mulder was 16-of-28 passing for Station with 146 yards and one touchdown. Dadrien Taylor had seven catches for 63 yards.
Central is set to wrap up the regular season Friday at Southwestern (4-5).