You might have to check the scoreboard more often than usual this week as both New Albany and Floyd Central enter their game this Friday after big points in their previous contests. New Albany earned a pretty comfortable 35 - 20 victory over Seymour last week. Meanwhile, Floyd Central breezed past Jennings County last week with a final score of 48 - 21.
New Albany's win last week was its first victory away from home. Junior Devon Gummer provided the team with an impressive 195 receivings in the victory. Freshman Austin Oppel was another big-time player for New Albany. He tacked on three touchdowns to New Albany's score. Oppel has also now scored at least one touchdown in the past five consecutive games. The win -- the team's 3rd in a row -- brings New Albany's record to 5-3.
As for Floyd Central, it got an early lead and maintained it, starting each quarter with an advantage. The game was pretty much decided by the half: the score was 41 - 0 going into the third quarter. The win got Floyd Central up to 7-2.
Of course, Floyd Central and New Albany can't both win again this week, so we'll learn on Friday which team falters and which extends its success.
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