Clarence Cannon football begins conference play Friday. One of the four games takes place in Centralia as both the Panthers and Brookfield try to regain their footing. In the first two weeks, Centralia has twice allowed 46 points in losses to Mexico and Hallsville. While the big number doesn’t look pretty for a school which has allowed 14 points per game over two years, Panthers coach Tyler Forsee says they have blocks to build on from the first two games.
Offensively, Centralia has averaged 16 points per game and 257 yards. Brookfield is looking for a better performance themselves on the offensive side of the ball after Marceline shut them out 20-0 in last week’s Bell Game. Bulldog coach Cory Luke says they’ve been moving the ball well, but they need to be better in the Red Zone if they want to come out on top.
The Bulldogs are looking for their first win against the Panthers since a 40-7 victory in 2014. Luke scouts Centralia.
Brookfield enters conference play 1-1 and have only given up 32 points over their first two games. Forsee says Centralia’s goal for this contest is to stay focused on themselves.
The Panthers have won nine of the last 10 meetings against Brookfield, and have allowed just 13 points in the last five meetings.
Pregame coverage begins at 6:25pm Friday on Glory 97.3 and centralmoinfo.com. Scott will have the play-by-play.