The Braves combined two touchdowns and a field goal in the first half with three touchdowns and a safety in the second to cruise to the victory. Running back Chris Massey scored four of the five Cheraw touchdowns, while Travis Small added the other on a 76-yard punt return.
”I was much happier with our play in the second half than the first half,“ Cheraw head coach Johnny White said. "Overall, though, I'm just happy we were able to get the win.“
Cheraw opened the game by picking up six points on its first drive. Massey carried the ball the final seven yards for the score, but the extra point attempt failed, leaving the Braves up 6-0.
Brandon Reid's eighth interception of the year gave the Braves the ball back at their own 42 on Central's first series of downs. A 48-yard run by Massey then left the home team staring at the end zone from about 10 yards away.
Unable to cross the plain, Cheraw allowed kicker Matt Hensley to redeem his extra point miss by attempting a 38-yard field goal. His kick was up and good with a little over five minutes left in the first quarter, putting the Braves up, 9-0, and still wanting more.
More would come after Carlos Grant recovered a Central Eagle fumble on the visiting team's 17-yard-line. Two pounding plays later, Massey crossed the goal line again for the Braves, squeezing in from about two yards out to put Cheraw up, 15-0.
The Eagles scored on their last offensive stand before the half, aided by a roughing the passer penalty on Cheraw's defense. They tacked on a successful two-point conversion to make it 15-8 at the break.
For more information on this story, please read the Oct. 13, 2005 edition of the Cheraw Chronicle/Chesterfield Advertiser.