Central, Chaparral have multiple weapons

Baline Jackson carries the ball during the first half of Friday’s game against Durango at Stocker Stadium.

Comparing Central and Chaparral is a challenge. The teams had no common opponents.

Second-year Wolverines coach John Vogt believes in a balanced offensive attack with running back David Zimmerman carrying the bulk load and wide receiver Jordan Serena quarterback Jerry Slota’s favorite target.

Chaparral prefers to run to left tackle Jack Harris’ side; according to rivals.com, the 6-foot-6 Harris is the second-best recruit out of Colorado this season.

Central believes it’s tough to cover both wide receiver Blaine Jackson and slotback Clay Kame. If teams try to, that should open up Nolan Curtis and the running game.

Here’s how the teams line up:


Central: Holden Reed, Jr., runs and passes well; 95-194, 1,011 yards passing, 5 TDs, 12 INTs; 61-195 rushing
Chaparral: Jerry Slota, Soph, 95-154, 1,436 yards passing, 10 TDs, 4 INTs

Running Backs/Receivers:

Central: Sr. RB Nolan Curtis (113-428), Sr. SB Clay Kame (37-424), Sr. ZWR Blaine Jackson (32-436), Sr. XWR Cody Rowe (7-40)
Chaparral: Jr. RB David Zimmerman (124-626), Sr. FB Shane Hampton, Soph. WR Jordan Serena (25-428), Soph. WR Darian Rosales (19-334), Sr. TE Matt Newton (20-341

Offensive Line vs. Defensive Line

Central offense: Jr. LT Mical Kramer, Sr. LG Mike Dixon, Sr. C Marshall Melnick, Jr. RG Jaron Sparks, JR. RT David Acevedo

Chaparral defense: Soph. Ryan Willson, Jr. Kyle Smith, Tyler Watson, Tony Majka

Central defense: Sr. LT Brandon Hildebrand, Sr. NT Zach Rosales , Sr. RT Charlie Payton

Chaparral offense: Sr. LT Jack Harris, LG Derek Whipple, C Adam Levin, RG Alex McGraw, RT Brendan Austin


Central: Sr. LOLB Darrek Stoffel, Sr. LILB Kevin Hill, Sr. MLB Trent Harris, Sr. RILB Travis Key, Jr. ROLB Mike Martinez

Chaparral: Jr. Travis Cashion, Ryan Haines, Alex Hopkins

Defensive Backs

Central: Sr. LCB Randy Hyde, Sr. RCB Brandon Reece, Soph. FS Vandon Sanchez

Chaparral:Jr. Nik Pavich, Sr. James Pachelli, Dan DeBruyn, Kenny Stancil

Special Teams

Central: Jr. PK Jeff Krizwell (2-2 FG, 15-15 EP); Sr. P Travis Key

Chaparral: PK Kelly Page (30-31 EP, 6-6 FG)


Central: Vern McGee (12th season)

Chaparral: John Vogt (2nd season)


Central: 5-4, 3-1 Southwestern Conference (2nd)

Chaparral: 7-2, 6-2 Southern Conference (2nd)

Playoff History

Central: Lost in 4A first round in 2004; lost in 4A first round in 2003; lost in 4A quarterfinals in 2000

Chaparral: Lost in 5A quarterfinals in 2006


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