CROWN – Homecoming at Centennial High always means a King, Queen, crowns and touchdowns.
Six different players had touchdowns before halftime, and eight different players scored in total, when Centennial dominated Riverside King in an 84-0 victory Thursday night.
“We had a lot of shortstops and we scored fast. Kind of a crazy homecoming, “said Centennial coach Matt Logan.
Jayson Cortés rushed for 87 yards and two touchdowns in the first half as Centennial (6-0 overall, 1-0 Big VIII League) won its first Big VIII League game for the fourteenth consecutive season.
“I thought we executed it quite well. We were pretty clean and we really ran the ball well, ”said Logan, now 65-0 against Great VIII League teams other than Norco.
Centennial quarterbacks Izzy Carter and Carson Conklin passed for two touchdowns in the first half, and the Huskies defense also scored twice in a 63-0 lead at halftime.
Rookie quarterback Noah Haros completed just 8 of 17 for 42 yards for King (3-3, 0-1), who lost 50-0 to Centennial in the spring season and moves to 0-17 all-time. against the Huskies.
“That’s a different animal there,” King’s trainer Jason McMains said. “We have a lot to learn and it’s always great to compete against the best.”
Centennial got the kickoff and needed only two plays to take the lead when Cortés rushed for 22 yards on the first down before breaking four tackles during a 41-yard thunder into the end zone.
The Huskies racked up a close record for points in the first quarter, with Joel Thomas recovering a blocked punt in the end zone for a 14-0 lead and Carter engineering a quick 65-yard drive for a 21-0 lead in minus 5 minutes. in the game.
Owen Chambliss intercepted Haros on King’s next drive and returned 33 yards for a touchdown to make it 28-0, and Carter connected with Nathan Jimenez for a 59-yard touchdown before Carson Conklin hit Kai Lauderdale on a tilt. of 5 yards for a 42-0 lead after the first 12 minutes. The Huskies’ record for points in the first quarter is 49.