For the second time this season, Jay White was able to recover the opponents' fumble on the opening kick off. The Commodores wasted little time getting into the end zone. On the second play, Bryan Rankin broke off a 43-yard run for the score (7-0).
On their next possession, however, Leslie County was able to hold onto the ball and found the end zone for the tying score. Chris Maggard ran the ball in from 5 yards out.
Early in the second period, Perry Central went back on top. Kyle Huff kept the drive alive with his legs, carrying the ball three times for 24 yards. Huff then hit Austin Pray on a 26-yard pass, setting up the score. Bryan Rankin concluded the drive with a 3-yard run (14-7).
Perry Central's defense pushed Leslie County off the field after three plays, setting the Commodores up in good field position. After catching a 26-yard pass, Austin Pray pulled one out of the air over the head of a Leslie County defender for a 15-yard touchdown (21-7).
The Eagles continued to keep things close as they marched down the field on their next possession and finished with a score. Troy Napier kept the ball on the sneak and ran the 3yards for the score. The conversion failed, setting the score at 21-13.
Perry Central started the final drive of the half with a minute on the clock. The drive covered 52-yards in just five plays, and ended with a 10-yard pass from Kyle Huff to John Sizemore. The Commodores went into the break with the 28-13 lead.
Neither team saw much success early in the third period. The Eagles continued to keep the game close with a touchdown at the 5:56 mark. Eric Hubbard grabbed a Troy Napier pass over the middle for a 3-yard score (28-20).
Bryan Rankin carried the ball for the majority of the Commodores’ next drive. The drive covered 65 yards (57 yards by Rankin), and ended with an 11-yard Rankin run (35-20).
Bryan Rankin struck again early in the fourth quarter as he picked up his fourth touchdown of the game. Rankin broke through several would-be tacklers,and ran past several more as he traveled 68 yards to the end zone (42-20).
The Commodores got the ball right back as Daniel Messer cut the Eagle drive short with an interception. Four plays later, Perry Central had another touchdown as Kyle Huff hit Austin Pray on a 34-yard pass (49-20).
The Eagles added a final touchdown with only 27 seconds on the clock. The score set the final tally at 49-28, ending the Commodores' regular season with a 7-3 mark.
Devin Turner added the extra point on all seven touchdowns, tying the score mark set by Steven Barger in the Commodores' first playoff appearance. It was the second time Turner had tied the mark.
Perry Central stats
Rushing: Bryan Rankin 17 carries for 220 yards and 4 Tds, Kyle Huff 9 carries for 58 yards, John Sizemore 2 carries for 1 yard and Jay White 2 carries for 1 yard. Passing: Kyle Huff 18 of 22 for 216 yards and 3 Tds. Receiving: Austin Pray 9 catches for 141 yards and 2 Tds, John Sizemore 6 catches for 41 yards and 1 TD, and Jay White 3 catches for 34 yards. Defense: Fumble recoveries: Jay White 1. Interceptions: Daniel Messer 1. Tackles: Devin Turner 5, Jay White 4, Axl Sizemore 7, Jared Deaton 6, Kegan Robinson 16, John Sizemore 4, Darien Couch 2, Bryan Rankin 1, John Deaton 5, Jacob Tucker 8, Paul Hughes 3, Eric Hughes 4, Daniel Messer 13, Cody Brewer 1, Alex Sizemore 4, Kyle Crawford 2, Devan Brewer 1, Jeff Smith 1, Mikey Baker 1, Justin Cornett 4 and Joey Sams 1.