The Perry County Central Commodores are just weeks away from taking the field for the 2010 football season. The Commodores will take the field with a new man at the helm. Former Breathitt County and Western Kentucky University quarterback Justin Haddix will lead Perry Central this season.
Perry Central lost six players from last year's 7-4 team, which lost in the first round of the playoffs. The Commodores lost quarterback Jordan Amis, along with skill players Corey Martin, Chance Ashworth and Cody Campbell. They also lost Josh Jones and John Sams off the defense.
Perry Central will be returning a host of talented and experienced players. The Commodores' offensive line will be anchored by seniors Dillon Cornett, Axl Sizemore, Austin Adkins and John Deaton (underclassmen Jarod Deaton and Derrick Luttrell also have experience on the line). Perry Central's defense from last season is almost completely intact for 2010. The defense will be anchored by their linebackers (Matt Robinson, Devin Turner, Justin Robinson, Paul Hughes and Jacob Tucker), all of whom saw plenty of playing time last year.
The offense will more than likely be ran by junior transfer Kyle Huff. Huff will have a host of skilled players backing him up. Out of the backfield Bryan Rankin, Darryl Beatty, John Sizemore, and Kegan Robinson will share the load. Passing could be a new wrinkle in the Commodore gameplan as receivers Jay White, Austin Pray, and Justin Robinson will provide experienced targets.
Perry Central has picked up several new players which will help on both sides of the ball, but Coach Haddix will have to work them into the mix slowly. The Commodores have practice around 40 players all summer, and if they are able to keep the numbers up, they should have a good year.
Scheduling is firmly in the Commodores' favor this year as they play their first seven games at home (due to contract renewals). Perry Central should be able to make some noise in their district this season, and should pick up some wins in the playoffs.