Central downed East Ridge, 41-6, Friday night in a Region 2-4A contest at Raymond James Stadium/Shanks Field.
The loss dropped the Pioneers to 5-2 on the season, 1-2 in region play. East Ridge will host Sequoyah in another region contest next Thursday.
Central built a three touchdown lead late into the third quarter before East Ridge quarterback Eric Bennett popped into the end zone from two yards out to avoid the shutout. The two-point conversion failed.
Bennett completed 12 of 23 passes for 168 yards. He was intercepted three times.
The Pioneers managed only 75 yards rushing and were penalized 11 times for 110 yards.
The Pounders (5-2, 4-0) added three touchdowns in the fourth quarter accounting for the final.