NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Alexander Central Cougars

Published Monday, August 19th, 2019

By CHRIS HOBBS

HobbsDailyReport.com

2019 SCHEDULE
(all games at 7:30 p.m.)
Aug. 23—at Hibriten
Aug. 30—at Wilkes Central
Sept. 6—Statesville
Sept. 13—S. Iredell
Sept. 20 – Olympic
Oct. 4—WATAUGA
Oct. 11—at FREEDOM
Oct. 18—McDOWELL
Oct. 25—ST. STEPHENS
Nov. 1—at HICKORY
Nov. 8—at S. CALDWELL

ALEXANDER CENTRAL COUGARS

Conference: Northwestern 3A-4A

Head coach: Butch Carter (130-89, 18 years; 26-10 at Alexander Central, 3 years)

Last season’s records: 9-3 overall; 5-2 Northwestern 3A-4A, third place

BY THE NUMBERS

 OVERALL

Returning starters: 10

Returning lettermen: 26

OFFENSE

 Returning starters: 5

Leading returning rushers: Steven Montgomery, 5-7, 180, Sr. (56-747, 10 TDs); A.J. Miller, 5-9, 160, Sr. (110-822, 9 TDs); Easton Rhoney, 5-11, 155, Sr. (40-427, 8 TDs)

Leading returning passers: Lance Justice, 6-1, 170, Jr. (13-30-3, 278 yards, 2 TDs); Easton Rhoney, 5-11, 155, Sr. (17-28-1, 322, 4 TDs)

Leading returning receiver: A.J. Miller, 5-0, 160, Sr. (18-366, 4 TDs)

DEFENSE

 Returning starters: 5

Players to watch: Jamison Benfield, DB-LB, 6-0, 190, Sr.; A.J. Miller, DB, 5-9, 160, Sr.; Ryheem Craig, DL, 6-3, 205, Jr.; Zach Wooten, DB, 6-0, 160, Sr.; Jai-Kwaun Tilley, LB, 6-1, 210, Sr.

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