On Friday, the Perry County Central Commodores opened their new football field by hosting the TECO Bowl. The Commodores took on the Clay County Tigers in this season opener.
The game opened with each team feeling out the other, trying to settle on a game plan that would work. The first period ended with a no points on the scoreboard.
Perry Central began to move the ball in the second period, and eventually found themselves in the red zone. Nathan Pray finished off the drive with a dive over the defense for a touchdown (Michael Shepherd added the extra point), giving the Commodores the 7-0 lead.
The Commodores would get their second touchdown of the game when Tyler Fugate picked up a fumble and rambled 58 yards through the Tiger defense for the score. The extra point was no good, setting the score at 13-0.
Later in the period, Devan Brewer finished off a drive with a short run. The conversion pass was batted in the air, and eventually landed in the hands of John Toomer, giving Perry Central a 21-0 lead.
The Commodores were able to close out the fourth quarter by keeping the Tigers out of the end zone to preserve the shutout and the win.
Devan Brewer was named the offensive player of the game, Cody Taylor the defensive player of the game, while Tyler Fugate received overall player of the game.
Perry Central stats: Passing: Seth Napier 4 of 12 for 16 yards and Nathan Pray 1 of 1 for 15 yards. Rushing: Devan Brewer 20 carries for 87 yard and 1 TD, Seth Napier 9 carries for 8 yards, Brackston Miller 2 carries for 2 yards, Tyler Lawson 3 carries for 12 yards, and Nathan Pray 9 carries for 39 yards and 1 TD. Receiving: John Toomer 4 catches for 42 yards and Devan Brewer 1 catch for -11 yards. Defense: Fumbles: Tyler Fugate 1 fumble recovery and Darien Bauer 1 fumble caused. Interceptions: Tyler Fugate 2. Sacks: Cody Taylor 1, Justin Caldwell 1 and Joey Sams 1. Tackles: Rickey Gibson 7, Kyle Cornett 2, Josh Garry 3, Tyler Eldridge 4, Devan Brewer 3, Jordan Combs 4, Cody Taylor 11, Darien Bauer 5, Justin Caldwell l3, Brackston Miller 2, Joey Sams 3, Michael Shepherd 5, Harvey Sebastian 6, Tyler Fugate 5, Dustin Frazier 1, Nathan Pray 7, Brandon Campbell 3 and Austin Smith 1.