ScoutTV: Central's Dynamic Duo

Fresno (Calif.) Central is in the midst of a three-game losing streak after starting the season 4-0. The Grizzlies early season success was partly attributed to the dynamic rushing duo of Rakim Dawkins and Brian Easter. They have a combined 847 rushing yards on the season and 13 touchdowns. They are shown in action vs. Fresno (Calif.) Bullard from 9/28 – their first loss of the season…

Sr. Rakim Dawkins (5-8, 170) had an excellent game on both sides of the ball vs. the Valley's No. 1 ranked team Fresno (Calif.) Bullard. Nonetheless, Central fell behind 21-0 and their comeback came up short in the 27-20 loss back on September 28.

Jr. Brian Easter (5-10.5, 175) is a solid back. He was slated to be the feature back in the offense but has shared the load with Dawkins this season. He has rushed for 368 yards and 6 touchdowns. Dawkins has 479 and 7 touchdowns. In spite of non-existent passing game, the duo has been able to run effectively. Central is 10 points away from being 6-1.

Both play both ways and give the Grizzlies' a tough secondary with their style of play. Easter in particular showed great acceleration and speed catching Bullard's Clifton Rogers from behind on a first-half run. Meanwhile, Dawkins was able to run clear across the field on a corner blitz and hit Bullard QB Phillip Brandt as he released the ball causing a near fumble.

#21 Rakim Dawkins Highlights vs. Bullard --
#23 Brian Easter Highlights vs. Bullard --

Both players camped at Fresno State this summer and Fresno State Coach Pat Hill attended the Central-Bullard game.


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