Tirone Young rushed for 118 yards and scored three first-quarter touchdowns Friday as Warren Central blasted Lawrence Central 41-22 to remain undefeated.
The host Warriors (4-0, 3-0 MIC) built a 28-3 lead in the opening period as Young scored on 2- and 74-yard runs along with a 15-yard pass from Jordan Leach. Warren Central added a 66-yard TD pass from Phillip Austin to Donnell Johnson.
The Warriors finished with 483 total yards of offense, 334 coming on the ground. Jay Coe added 111 rushing yards on eight carries.
Twelve points by the Bears (1-3, 1-1) in the final quarter trimmed the margin of victory to 19.
“It’s never enough points in this conference because there are so many good players,” Jason West said. “(Lawrence Central) can come back and beat anybody. I think we can. I think Ben Davis can. Pike can. It’s stressful, but a lot of fun.”
Gerrid Doaks rushed for 60 yards and scored twice on short fourth-quarter runs. But it was too little, too late for the visitors, who had no answer for Young.
“He (Young) got a little groove in that first half. We just moved him there two weeks ago. We’re still trying to put an offense together,” West said. “It’s very different from last year.”
Young was happy with his effort Friday.
“The offense was working and I was feeling it, so they kept feeding me,” he said. “I’m glad to have the opportunity to lead the team.”
Lawrence Central 3 0 7 12 — 22
Warren Central 28 0 6 7 — 41
Warren Central- Phillip Austin 66-yard pass to Donnell Johnson (Schulyer Nehrig kick)
Warren Central- Tirone Young 2-yard run (Nehrig kick)
Lawrence Central – Nash Griffin 36-yard field goal
Warren Central – Young 74-yard run (Nehrig kick)
Warren Central – Jordan Leach 15-yard pass to Young (Nehrig kick)
Lawrence Central – Brian Haas 35-yard pass to Gennaro Penn (Griffin kick)
Warren Central – Leach 2-yard run (kick blocked)
Lawrence Central – Gerrid Doaks 3-yard run (2pt failed)
Lawrence Central – Doaks 2-yard run (2pt failed)
Warren Central – Leach 12-yard pass to Antoyne Jackson (Nehrig kick)
Lawrence Central; Warren Central
First downs 15 21
Total net yards 212 483
Rushes-Yards 34-78 38-334
Passing Yards 134 149
Comp-Att-Int 14-28-0 7-15-0
Punts-Average 4-36.5 4-37.0
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1
Penalties-Yards 9-79 17-189
FG Made-Att 1-1 0-0
Rushing — Lawrence Central, Gerrid Doaks 19-60, Montrell Wilson 8-10, Will King 1-6, Brian Haas 5-2. Warren Central, Tirone Young 13-118, Jay Coe 8-111, Cliff Thomas 7-42, Jordan Leach 6-37, Dakarai Fulton 1-23, Andre Phelps 1-3.
Passing — Lawrence Central, Haas 14-28-134. Warren Central, Leach 6-14-83, Phillip Austin 1-1-66.
Receiving — Lawrence Central, Jeremy Patton 6-37, Glen Calvin 3-47, Gennaro Penn 2-17, Thomas Lee 1-22, Xaveon Washington 1-8, Devin Glass 1-3. Warren Central, Young 4-50, Donnell Johnson 3-87, Antoyne Jackson 1-12.