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Jacobi Owens scores with less than a minute left to give Centennial a win

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Gorman in national spotlight

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The Bishop Gorman High football team will be in the national spotlight Saturday when they travel to Northern California to face nationally respected De La Salle. The game will be televised by CBS College Sports, giving the Gaels a chance to make a splash — for themselves and the Las Vegas area.

It was an ending the Centennial Bulldogs won’t soon forget.

Centennial’s game at Shadow Ridge came down to one of the final plays Friday night. With less than a minute to go, junior running back Jacobi Owens powered forward for a 3-yard touchdown to give the Bulldogs a 17-14 victory.

“It was huge,” Centennial coach Leon Evans said. “It feels great to get a win that way.”

The Bulldogs were forced to come back after throwing an interception that was returned for a touchdown earlier in the fourth quarter.

It was the Bulldogs (3-2) first victory in Northwest divisional play after losing a close game against Arbor View and getting shut out against Palo Verde.

Evans has preached to his team since those defeats that they could still make the playoffs.

“We told our kids that we played probably the two top teams in our division,” Evans said. “We played them tough, so we knew we were going to be battle-tested going forward.”

Shadow Ridge, on the other hand, drops to 0-2 in Northwest play and 2-3 overall.

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  1. It was a good game