Perry looking for improvement on the gridiron

August 5, 2013

The Perry County Central Commodores finished the 2012 football season with a 4-7 record, and will be looking to improve and move further in the playoffs. The Commodores will have a tough road ahead of them as they have a strong schedule and will have to replace a large portion of their offense and defense.

The Commodores lost much of their offense as Austin Pray, Darryl Beatty, and Kegan Robinson graduated. However, they have a strong core returning to take their place as Nathan Pray and Tyler Fugate look to take up the slack. Seth Napier will be stepping in at quarterback while Devan Brewer will be a strong force coming out of the backfield.

The key to the Commodores’ success this season will be their defense and the ability to stop the run along the line. Perry Central’s defense lost the largest amount of starters, and will be looking for untried players to fill the gap.

Perry Central will play a single scrimmage in the preseason as they will play on week zero. They have tentatively scheduled the Pikeville Panthers for the week of Aug. 16.

The Commodores open their regular season with the Clay County Tigers on Aug. 23. Tates Creek and Pike Central are new teams on Perry Central’s schedule. Both will be home games.