The Westerville Central High School football team cruised to a 41-8 win over host Westerville North on Friday, Sept. 23, in an OCC-Cardinal Division contest.
Central improved to 4-1 overall and 1-1 in the OCC-Cardinal, while North dropped to 0-5 and 0-2. The loss was the 30th in a row for the Warriors, whose last win was 21-17 over Central on Sept. 19, 2008.
The Warhawks jumped out to a quick lead, as quarterback Cody Kondas connected with wide receiver Davon Reed on a 41-yard touchdown pass only 41 seconds into the contest.
After forcing North to go three-and-out on the following possession, Central extended its lead to 13-0 on a 4-yard touchdown run by Jordon Bratton. In the second quarter, the Warhawks scored two touchdowns -- a 2-yard run by Malik Lundy and a 91-yard punt return by Reed -- to take a 27-0 lead before North quarterback B.J. Campfield scored on a 70-yard run and the Warriors made the two-point conversion to make it 27-8.
The Warhawks responded with a 71-yard touchdown pass from Lundy to Channing Doermann to take a 34-8 lead into halftime.
“We came out and took advantage of them playing off of us a bit,” Central coach John Magistro said. “We threw the ball out there a bit and tried to have our guys use their athleticism.
“I am proud of our guys. We got down to business. That was our goal coming in here.”
The Warhawks closed the scoring with a 3-yard touchdown run by Alex Fisher in the third quarter.
“We are starting a lot of young players and they’re a very good football team,” North coach Mike Owens said. “So when you couple all those together, we knew it was going to be a tough game.”
CENTRAL 13 21 7 0 -- 41
NORTH 0 8 0 0 -- 8
WC--Reed 41 pass from Kondas (Munn kick)
WC--Bratton 4 run (kick failed)
WC--Lundy 2 run (Munn kick)
WC--Reed 91 punt return (Munn kick)
WN--Campfield 70 run (Watson pass from Campfield)
WC--Doermann 71 pass from Lundy (Munn kick)
WC--Fisher 3 run (Munn kick)