Week 3 preview/pick | Central at Christian Academy

Week 3 preview/pick | Central at Christian Academy

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Week 3 preview/pick | Central at Christian Academy

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It’s the Week 3 Kentucky HS football preview with The C-J’s Jason Frakes and Chris White looking at this week’s monster games in the Louisville area.

CENTRAL (0-2) AT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (1-1)

* Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

* Storyline: Battle of top-four schools in respective classes.

* Central: The Yellowjackets, ranked No. 4 in Class 3-A, suffered their second straight close loss last week in a 20-14 defeat at Corbin (ranked No. 2 in 3-A). Seniors Corey Johnson (43 yards) and Chereioun Jones (23 yards) had touchdown runs in the defeat. Central also started 0-2 in the last two seasons before picking up its first victory. The Yellowjackets beat the Centurions 28-21 last year.

* Christian Academy: The Centurions, ranked No. 4 in Class 2-A, got a big game from senior running back Anteneh Thompson (16 carries, 107 yards, two TDs) in a 34-11 victory over Eastern last week. Senior tight end/defensive end Jake Paulson committed to Western Kentucky University on Monday. He has three catches for 28 yards and 15 tackles (nine solo) this season.

* The pick: Central 34-28.

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