In the past 14 months, Madison Central’s Jacob Ferris has sustained two major injuries — a torn ligament in his elbow and a broken wrist. Those setbacks have forced him to miss almost all of both his junior and senior seasons.
“There was a new focus over the summer,” Central coach Steve Roof said. “One Goal has been our (motto) all year. The goal is to win the day. Do the best you can and attack each day with a positive attitude. That’s really all we tried to do.” The Indians are one step closer to the ultimate goal.
Central Coach Steve Roof could not be happier to soon dye a blue mohawk into his hair. The Indians' players all dyed a strip in the middle part of their hair blue — some thicker than others — as a team-bonding exercise during the preseason. Roof told his players that he'd put one in his own hair if Central made it to the state tournament.
Central's "Rallysaurus" from two years ago survived extinction. The same could not be said for one of the two "rally snakes" in its dugout on Saturday. The Indians defeated Woodford County, 4-2, in the 11th Region semifinals at Woodford County Park.
In the past two seasons, Madison Central’s Trey Eden, Logan Thomason and Jacob Ferris have showcased their skills against the top players in the state. Next year, they will take their game to the next level. On Thursday, the Central seniors signed national letters of intent. Ferris and Thomason signed with Eastern Kentucky University, while Eden signed with Georgetown College.
On Wednesday afternoon, Ben Fisher was just working on some things at his family’s home in Richmond. He hadn’t yet been notified that he was selected by the Florida Marlins in the Major League Draft. “My dad told me,” Fisher said.