Prep Athlete of the Week: Richard Prescott, Central

Published: Oct. 31, 2022 at 11:57 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Indians put on a dominant performance on Friday night, winning 41-10 over Thunder Basin. The game was a clinic on both sides of the football, and Thunder felt Richard Prescott’s presence every minute.

He said this game proved that Central is a serious state title contender.

“Now we know that we’re a stronger team than we started out as. We can compete with those really good teams. Especially last year we could only really compete with the teams that weren’t really the strongest, and now this year we’re really able to play along with those teams. So against Thunder Basin we definitely did a lot better than I was expecting,” Prescott said.

For context, the teams met earlier this year in a much closer contest. Central won that one 41-28, so the strides the team has made showed on the field Friday.

Prescott finished the game with over 100 yards from scrimmage offensively, breaking off several key chunk plays that kept the offense in flow. Defensively, he was a crucial part of causing problems all night for the Bolts high powered offense. He credited his stellar play to a few mid-season positional changes.

“At the beginning of the year I was starting out as corner and outside receiver, and in the Campbell County game our coaches did some position changes. So now I’m our slot receiver and outside linebacker. I really think those two positions fit me better. I’m really able to come off the edge faster and really try and get in there to cause some chaos so that they can’t get their passes off,” Prescott said.

The Indians face their next test on Friday when they travel to top-seeded Sheridan.