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August 26, 2013

High school football: Region 6 teams look to unseat champion Prep

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MEADVILLE — Central Tech Falcons

2012 record: 3-7 overall, 0-5 Region 6

Head coach: Rob Matz (3rd season at Central, 5th overall)

Opening week opponent: Home vs. University Prep, Saturday at 7 p.m.

Central Tech is essentially starting from scratch this season. Quarterback Paul Kafando is gone. He was quite a weapon for the Falcons last year, rushing for 1,507 yards and 16 touchdowns while completing 18 passes for 197 yards and one score. Also gone is Eugene Husband, the team’s second-leading rusher and top pass-catcher in 2012.

There are some bright spots for the Falcons, though. Senior Anthony Duck is a returning second-team all-region offensive lineman. Senior Calvin Franklin returns after recording 37 carries, 172 yards and a touchdown last year. And receivers Eddie Tate and Albert Jones, both seniors, may see some more passes coming their way after a couple touches each in 2012.

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