Who: Letcher Central (4-5) at Floyd Central (5-4)
Kickoff: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Jaguar Field, Eastern.
Coaches: Junior Matthews, Letcher County Central; Shawn Hager, Floyd Central.
Notes: Floyd Central will be looking to gain some momentum heading into the postseason as it hosts non-district rival Letcher County Central for a regular-season finale on Friday night.
Floyd Central is 5-4. The Jaguars have dropped three of their last four games after opening the season 3-0. Floyd Central has notched wins over Harlan, Betsy Layne, Breathitt County, Prestonsburg and Sheldon Clark. The Jaguars have suffered losses to Lynn Camp, Pike Central, Belfry and Lawrence County.
Senior running back Josh Whitaker leads the Jaguars. Whitaker has rushed 141 times for 833 yards and nine TDs.
As a team, Floyd Central has rushed for 2,253 yards.
Sophomore quarterback Caleb Hager provides versatility for the Jaguars. Hager has completed 45 of 113 passes for 779 yards and 10 TDs while throwing five interceptions. On the ground, Hager has rushed 60 times for 446 yards and six TDs.
Elijah Cotton is another contributing rusher for the Jaguars. Cotton has rushed 56 times for 333 yards and four TDs.
Ethan Smith-Mills leads the Jaguars in receiving. Smith-Mills has hauled in 17 receptions for 380 yards and six TDs.
Floyd Central has managed to outscore its opponents 247-222.
Junior linebacker Brady Jones leads the Floyd Central defensive unit. Jones has posted a team-best 75 tackles and two interceptions.
A member of Class 5A District 8, Letcher Central is 4-5 after opening the season 0-4. The Cougars have posted wins over Pike Central, Perry Central, North Laurel and Whitley County. Letcher Central has dropped games to Knox Central Bell County, Hazard, Union (Va.) and Harlan County.
Through nine games, opponents have outscored Letcher Central 265-245.
Junior running back Hunter Campbell leads the Cougars. Campbell has rushed 128 times for 691 yards and 12 TDs.
As a team, Letcher Central has rushed for 1,632 yards.
Jonathan Sergent, a senior running back, ranks second in rushing for the Cougars. Sergent has rushed 128 times for 613 yards and nine TDs.
Senior quarterback Nick Sergent paces Letcher Central through the air. The Letcher Central quarterback has completed 42 of 101 passes for 591 yards and three TDs while throwing five interceptions.
Senior wide receiver Kalin Branham leads the Cougars in receiving. Branham has hauled in 10 receptions for 239 yards and two TDs.
Defensively, Jepatha Griffith paces Letcher County Central with 51 tackles.
Who 2 Watch: For Floyd Central, Brady Jones.
One of the area’s most underrated high school football players, Jones has quietly put together a solid all-around season from his defensive position. Jones will need to deliver defensively for Floyd Central to fend off visiting Letcher Central.
For Letcher Central, junior running back Hunter Campbell.
Letcher Central’s leading rusher has shown the capability of carrying his team to wins.