Jags secure home playoff game in shootout

Teddy Paynter

ERMINE — Floyd Central knew a victory would more than likely earn the Jaguars a home-field playoff game.


Letcher Central made them work for it.


Running back Josh Whitaker rushed for 132 yards and a pair of touchdowns and Dustin Huff added three scores to power the Jaguars to a 68-55 shootout win over Letcher Central in the regular-season finale played at Cougar Field on Oct. 27.


The Jaguars, a consolidation of Allen Central and South Floyd, qualified for the playoffs in their very first year of existence.


Quarterback Dylan Caudill ran for 66 yards on 14 attempts and completed 8-of-10 passes for 142 yards as Floyd Central improved to 7-3. The Jaguars won all five road games.


Receiver Caleb Hager hauled in five passes for 94 yards and Brady Conn had three catches for 58 yards and one touchdown.


Letcher Central quarterback Nick Sergent ran 16 times for 72 yards and a touchdown and completed 17-of-26 passes for 272 yards and three scores as the Cougars finished 0-10 and missed the playoffs.


Receiver Blake Brashear caught seven passes for 117 yards and one score while running back Hunter Campbell caught five passes for 78 yards and two touchdowns. He carried eight times for 97 yards and one touchdown.


Running back Kaleb Mullins rushed six times for 110 yards and one touchdown.


Huff had rushing touchdowns of 2, 1 and 25 yards in the opening half as the Jaguars built a 44-25 lead at the break.


Floyd Central plays host to Henry County (4-6) in the Class 3A playoffs tonight at Jaguars Stadium.




At Ermine




FC (7-3)…............................16 28 8 16 – 68


LCC (0-10)…..........................6 19 16 14 – 55




First Quarter


LCC – Jonathan Sergent, 5-yard run (kick failed), 10:35


FC – Josh Whitaker, 4-yard run (Josh Whitaker run), 5:00


FC – Dustin Huff, 2-yard run (Dustin Huff run), 1:16


Second Quarter


LCC – Blake Brashears, 28-yard pass from Nick Sergent (kick failed), 10:12


FC – Elijah Cotton, 6-yard run (Elijah Cotton run), 6:10


LCC – Hunter Campbell, 50-yard pass from Nick Sergent (conversion failed), 4:08


FC – Dustin Huff, 1-yard run (conversion failed), 2:38


FC – Dalton Boyd, 25-yard run (Josh Whitaker run), 1:49


FC – Dustin Huff, 48-yard run (conversion failed), 1:31


LCC – Nick Sergent, 6-yard run (conversion failed), :29


Third Quarter


LCC – Nick Sergent, 10-yard run (Jonathan Sergent pass from Nick Sergent), 7:29


FC – Dustin Huff, 4-yard run (Brady Conn pass from Dylan Caudill), 3:36


LCC – Hunter Campbell, 11-yard run (Caleb Mullins run), 2:39


Fourth Quarter


LCC – Kaleb Mullins, 60-yard run (Blake Brashears run), 11:29


FC – Josh Whitaker, 7-yard run (Josh Whitaker run), 7:11


FC – Brady Conn, 22-yard pass from Dylan Caudill (Josh Whitaker run), 3:07


LCC – Hunter Campbell, 11-yard pass from Jalon Pratt (conversion failed), 1:01


Next up: Floyd Central (7-3) vs. Henry County (4-6), Class 3A playoffs, Nov. 3.