Ethan Baber takes over at QB for Central

August 25, 2013 

Coach: Woodrow Lowe, fourth year, 27-9 (49-38 overall)

Assistant coaches: Ryan Nelson, offensive coordinator, Chad Adams, co-defensive coordinator, Adrian Lyles, co-defensive coordinator, Matt Bell, Keith Wicker, Tripp Duke, Zack Berklin, Doc Brooks, Robert Wilson, Darren Morten

Homefield: Garrett-Harrison Stadium at Trawick Field

2012 record: 7-4, lost to Spain Park 43-13 in the first round of the AHSAA Class 6A state semifinals

Region: AHSAA Class 6A Region 3Good news: Six starters are back on offense, seven on defense. Athletic do-it-all back Traveon Samuel, who has scholarship offers from a number of SEC schools, is a junior and should be improved. The running game is deep, as is the defense. A year spent fighting for the final playoff spot in the region last season could prove beneficial to the Red Devils as it served as a reminder of the amount of work it takes to succeed in such a talented region.

Bad news: The offensive line lost quite a bit to graduation, including Cameron Fraser who signed with Louisville earlier this year. There may be some growing pains in the passing game as projected starter Ethan Baber has started just one game in high school. The region could again be among the best in the state, despite Auburn, Opelika and Carver-Montgomery each losing key pieces.

Our take: Growing pains, sure, but this team has a lot to offer. The skill positions on offense provide a lot of punch, and the defense should be a strength. By midseason, Central could evolve to the best team in its region.

-- David Mitchell

2013 schedule

Aug. 29 Russell County 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 5 at Carver-Montgomery 8 p.m.

Sept. 13 Opelika 8 p.m.

Sept. 20 Lee Montgomery 8 p.m.

Sept. 27 at East Coweta (Ga.) 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 4 Jeff Davis 8 p.m.

Oct. 11 at Auburn 8 p.m.

Oct. 17 at Sidney Lanier 8 p.m.

Oct. 25 Smiths Station 8 p.m.

Nov. 1 at Stanhope Elmore 8 p.m.

2012 results

Aug. 30 Russell County W, 48-0

Sept. 7 Carver-Montgomery W, 27-14

Sept. 14 Opelika L, 37-7

Sept. 21 Lee Montgomery W, 54-28

Sept. 28 East Coweta W, 33-31

Oct. 5 Jeff Davis W, 48-13

Oct. 12 Auburn L, 18-17

Oct. 19 Sidney Lanier W, 48-32

Oct. 26 Smiths Station W, 28-22

Nov. 2 Stanhope Elmore L, 35-26

*Nov. 9 Spain Park L, 43-13

* Playoffs

ROSTER

No. Name Pos.

1 Traevon Samuel RB

2 Khaled Berklin RB

2 Lorenzo Washington RB

3 Joshua Parker RB

3 Kendrick Hillian LB

4 Kenneth Thomas RB

5 Cameron Herring K

6 Christopher James DB

6 Robert Miles WR

7 Joshua Morgan DB

7 Jackston Carson RB

8 Quandarius Weaver WR

8 Jamichael Richmond DB

9 Christian Campbell DB

9 Wasley Stephenson WR

10 Zion Webb QB

10 DeMario Sales DB

11 Ethan Baber QB

12 Darius King DB

13 Toron Morten LB

14 Markail Benton LB

15 Eric Durham DB

16 Xavier Kimber LB

17 Dakota Pittman WR

18 Dru Daniel LB

19 Tyree Reed WR

20 Marshay Smith RB

21 Justin Cook RB

22 John Broussard DB

23 Ryan Humphrey RB

25 Reggie Johnson DB

26 Bryant Flourney RB

27 Quandarius Holt LB

28 Joseph Ray DB

29 Bernard Hinton DB

30 Jeron Jones RB

31 Karon Delince DB

32 Jamorris Ford DB

33 Kahari Williams DB

34 Cordarius Hartman DB

35 Ajani Black LB

36 Romeo Thompson DB

37 Tyler Duncan WR

38 Chris Allen LB

39 Walter Pritchett DL

40 Levi Boleware LS

41 Shaqunn Johnson DL

42 TJ Singletary LB

43 Rance Gamble LB

44 Deiondre Kinard LB

45 Tyrek Williams RB

46 Curtis Trammell LB

47 Jacorey Jones LB

48 Jamal Couch DL

49 Andrevious Moye LB

50 J'Lan Carson DL

51 Hunter Clayton OL

52 Latrevious Gilliam OL

53 Nicholas Lewis OL

54 Chance Collins OL

55 Jorrin Ingersoll OL

56 Semaj Smith DL

57 Carmarus Williams DL

58 Jordan Strong DL

59 Austin Forbus DL

60 Joequarius Jones OL

61 Frederick Hoskins OL

63 Demetric Pharrams OL

64 Jeruel Hunter DL

65 Jamal Williams DL

66 Darius Moore DL

67 Devonta Carnes DL

68 Marcus Wise DL

69 Adam O'Neal OL

70 Kahalil Glee OL

71 Kamonte Flournoy DL

72 Vertaio Wilson OL

76 Ethan Calhoun OL

77 Ladarius Jakes DL

81 Jherett Jones WR

82 Trezdon McDougald WR

83 Namon Lewis WR

84 Japaris Vaughn WR

85 Sam Doleman WR

86 Jakhyis Hill WR

87 Desmond Hardaway WR

88 Daveon Ward WR

89 Vonte'Vous Jasper WR

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