Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 | 11:05 p.m.
The Centennial High football team trailed visiting Legacy today minutes into the Sunset Regional quarterfinals after surrendering a long touchdown run.
But the Bulldogs, who earlier this season only beat Legacy by one point, didn’t panic. They scored 41 unanswered points to close the game, winning 41-7 to advance to face Bishop Gorman in next week’s semifinals.
Savon Scarver had five catches for 135 yards and three touchdowns, and Kayvon Miller had 138 yards of total offense and a touchdown. Jamaal Evens completed 15 of 28 passes for 243 yards and three touchdowns, and backup quarterback Vlad Plotnikov had a rushing touchdown.
Last week, Centennial lost a close game to Arbor View for the Northwest League championship in front of a standing-room-only crowd.
“If I told you we weren’t hungover after that game I would be lying,” Centennial coach Leon Evans said. “It was hard this week, but the kids came to play tonight. Our defense was lights out.”
Coach Evans said linebackers Tishawn Barnaby and Roy Oto had strong games. Duplicating the effort against Bishop Gorman next week won’t be easy. Gorman is the six-time defending state champions.
“We tell our kids that if you ever expect to play at the next level this is a good chance to show recruiters what you can do,” Evans said