Jaguars’ preseason schedule set

Floyd Central defensive lineman Jeremiah Goble closed in on a Harlan ballcarrier during the 2018 high school football season.

EASTERN - Over a span of six days in the high school football preseason, Floyd Central will make a trip to Perry County before returning home to host an in-county rival.

Floyd Central is scheduled to visit Perry County Central for its first scrimmage in the preseason on Saturday, Aug 10. Perry County Central, a member of Class 4A, District 8, concluded the 2018 high school football season 8-3. The Commodores competed in Class 5A, District 8 during the 2018 season. Perry County Central fell to Southwestern in the opening round of the 2018 Class 5A KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl.

Floyd Central and Perry County Central did not meet during the 2018 high school football season.

The start time for the Floyd Central-Perry County Central scrimmage is set for 7 p.m. on the Commodores’ home field.

In its final preseason contest, Floyd Central will host in-county foe Betsy Layne at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16.

Betsy Layne ended the 2019 high school football season 1-9. The Bobcats beat Jenkins 48-8 in a finale after opening the 2018 high school football season 0-9. However, Betsy Layne missed out on advancing to the 2018 Class A KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl.

Floyd Central beat Betsy Layne 44-6 when the two teams met for a regular-season matchup in 2018.

Floyd Central ended the 2018 high school football season 5-5. After breaking even during the 2018 regular-season, Floyd Central fell to perennial state title contender Boyle County in the opening round of the Class 3A KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl in Danville.

The Shawn Hager-coached Jaguars opened preseason practice shortly after the conclusion of the KHSAA Dead Period.

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