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Jackson Heights Blanks Central Heights in 1A Playoff Opener
By Justin Fluke
Copyright: MSC Sports
10/30/2020

Despite both teams coming in riding three-game losing streaks, the strength of schedule certainly showed as well as the physicality with Jackson Heights dominating 26-0 against visiting Central Heights on Friday night. Dylan Thompson started at quarterback and ran for 262 yards to led a Cobra attack that churned out 385 yards of offense and averaged nearly 10 yards per carry.

Thompson opened the scoring on a fourth down and 11 play by running for a 29-yard touchdown in the first quarter before adding a 7-yard score in the second quarter and the two-point-conversion made it 14-0 at halftime. 

Central Heights threatened once late in the second quarter, but then committed a couple turnovers in the second half and could not produce points in three trips inside the Jackson Heights 20-yard-line. 

Alex Browning ran for a pair of second half touchdowns and finished with 97 yards on just nine carries, and Jason Bosely returned to play the entire game on defense and some late offense for the Cobras. Thompson had 22 carries and was also 6-16 passing for another 39 yards, with Grant Amon making four receptions for 19 yards. 

Taylor Wamego was part of a dominating line of scrimmage on both sides of the football, along with Colby Doyle an Jason White who were three of the four seniors, along with Thompson, who propelled Heights to a playoff win for a fourth consecutive season. Wamego had several tackles behind the line of scrimmage and earned Giant Communications "Lineman of the Game" honors while Thompson was the Citizens State Bank and Trust Company "Player to Bank On." Jackson Heights will get a rematch at undefeated Olpe next week.

Central Heights finished the season 4-5, their best campaign since 2013 and had junior quarterback Tony Detwiller leave the game late with an injury after rushing for 56 yards and completing 13 of 26 passes for 136 yards. That allowed him to eclipse 1,000 yards rushing and more than 800 passing for the season. 

 


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