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Cedar Park looks for first win against San Angelo Central

Carson Neel caught 14 passes for 302 yards and three touchdowns for the Timberwolves last week

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As a team heralded as a perennial state title contender Cedar Park and head coach Carl Abseck have gotten off to a slow start.

After starting the year with a pair of losses to playoff teams from a year ago, the Timberwolves look to get into the win column when they host San Angelo Central Friday at 7 p.m. at Gupton Stadium. 

Carson Neel caught 14 passes for 302 yards and three touchdowns in last week’s 34-28 loss to Cedar Ridge. Neel already has 369 yards and five touchdowns on the season for the Timberwolves. 

Cedar Park and San Angelo Central have never faced off, but both have a long history of success as they both have double-digit wins in every season dating back to 2013. 

The visiting Bobcats enter the game at 2-0, but with a major change coming under center. Maverick McIvor, a dual-threat quarterback committed to Texas Tech, went down with a serious knee injury last week and will sit out the remainder of the season.

Sophomore Malachi Brown is expected to make his first high school start ever, meaning the fearsome ‘Black Rain’ defense will have an advantage on the young opposing quarterback going into Friday's bout.

Cedar Park wraps up non-district play with a trip to the Houston to face Katy Cinco Ranch next Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Katy's Legacy Stadium before beginning district play on Sept. 28 against Rouse.

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