Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun
Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 | 11:17 p.m.
Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer celebrate the start of the Sunrise Region playoffs with an all-encompassing look at the first round of games. Don't worry; they save time for discussion on Palo Verde vs. Arbor View and the Division 1-A quarterfinals
The comeback reached its crescendo when senior Lantz Worthington ripped a 91-yard touchdown run. The Bulldogs followed it up with a defensive stop, which led to a 28-17 victory over the Longhorns to give the Bulldogs a home playoff game next week..
“Once Lantz broke that (run) off, the energy continued to grow,” Evans said.
Centennial enters the Sunset Regional playoffs as the No. 2 seed, where it will host Shadow Ridge next Friday.
The Longhorns (6-3, 3-2 Sunset Southwest) dominated early on, jumping out to a 17-0 lead behind the legs of Casey Hughes and DeMichael Walker.
Centennial’s defense figured it out in the second half, limiting Hughes and Walker’s impact, allowing the Bulldogs (5-4, 4-1) to come back.
C.J. Thompson accounted for three touchdowns (2 rushing, 1 passing), including a 1-yard dive following a special teams fumble recovery on the Legacy one-yard line with five minutes to play to seal the game.
The win sets up a rematch between Centennial and Shadow Ridge. The teams played earlier this season with the Bulldogs prevailing, 40-7.
“They’re definitely going to have the revenge factor on their side,” Evans said.
Legacy will travel to Arbor View in the Sunset Region playoff quarterfinals.