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October 18, 2019

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Centennial celebrates twice in wild overtime win against Palo Verde

Bulldogs thought they won the game in regulation with field goal, but there were still 4 seconds remaining

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Tyler Hennis’ 7-yard touchdown reception from Jamaal Evans in overtime gave the Centennial High football team a 31-24 victory against host Palo Verde in a wild finish.

Centennial took a 24-21 lead with four seconds remaining in regulation on a 30-yard field goal from junior Michael Neubeck. But when his teammates stormed the field to celebrate, assuming the successful field goal ended the game, they were flagged for excessive celebration and docked a 15-yard penalty on the ensuing kickoff.

After Neubeck’s kick hit a Palo Verde player near midfield, the Panthers jumped on the ball with two seconds to play — enough time for a desperation heave into the endzone. On that play, Centennial was whistled for a facemask penalty to set up Palo Verde kicker Aaron Mack for a 47-yard attempt to tie the game. His kick hit off the upright and through for three points, and overtime.

After Hennis scored to put Centennial ahead, the Bulldogs defense kept Palo Verde out of the endzone to improve to 3-0 on the season.

Evans had a 50-yard touchdown run and a long touchdown pass to Savon Scarver in the first half. In the second half, Rhamondre Stevenson, who rushed for more than 100 yards, added a touchdown.

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