Brandon Jones

Football: Central Catholic up 15-14 at halftime

Modesto Central Catholic has capitalized on several miscues by Bakersfield Christian and leads 15-14 at halftime of the CIF state Division IV championship bowl game at StubHub Center in Carson.

The Raiders' only touchdown came on a fumble return midway through the first quarter. They got a safety when a high snap sailed through the back of the end zone and another fumble near midfield led to Kenny Smart's 28-yard field goal that gave Central Catholic the lead with under four minutes left in the half.

Bakersfield Christian quarterback Brandon Jones is having a huge day, completing 18 of 25 passes for 235 yards and one touchdown. he has also run for a score, but the Eagles...