The Lions (2-0) have now won their two games of the season by a combined score of 54-0 as Justin Nichol, Chris Holiday and Mitt Conerly led the way defensively.
Nichol had a team-high four tackles, while Holiday and Conerly each had three tackles and a fumble recovery. Tavin Yancey and Joe Simpkins added three tackles each, while seven other Lions had at least two tackles in the win.
Offensively, Central got things started on the first play of the game when Brandon Justice connected with Dajour Riddle for a 55-yard touchdown pass. On the second drive, Simpkins added a 22-yard touchdown run to put the Lions up 12-0.
Justice added a one-yard touchdown run and Simpkins scored on a 75-yard run off a Conerly fumble. Holiday scored on the two-point conversion to go into halftime up 26-0.
In the second half, Haralson County controlled possession, but it was never able to get on the scoreboard. After the Rebels turned the ball over on downs, the Lions drove 70 yards, capped off by a 40-yard run by Allen Madison. After a Holiday fumble recovery, Jaleel Terry scored on a 31-yard run and added the two-point conversion for the 40-0 final margin.
The Lions rushed for 276 yards in the game, led by 97 yards from Simpkins on just two carries — both touchdowns — while Madison added 52 yards on a pair of carries and a score. Justice finished the game 2-of-3 passing for 89 yards and a touchdown.
Next Thursday Central returns home to face Callaway at 5:30 p.m.