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October 23, 2018

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Centennial earns shutout win over Coronado

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Christopher DeVargas

Members of the Centennial High football team pose for a photo at the Las Vegas Sun’s high school football media day Tuesday July 31, 2018 at the Red Rock Resort and Casino. They include, from left, Kamden Garrett, Tyler Fujimoto and Damien Jones.

One week after an encouraging defensive performance against perennial power Arbor View, Centennial picked up where it left off and stifled Coronado on Friday night.

The Cougars gained less than 100 total yards, as the Bulldogs bullied their way to a 34-0 victory.

“We’ve done a great job of stopping the run,” Centennial coach Dustin Forshee said. “We’ve prided ourselves on that, and that’s what we have to do here. We’ve focused our whole mindset on it.”

The defensive effort was led by senior linebacker Atoa Pili Eskeets, who’s emerged as one of the standout defensive players in Southern Nevada.

Offensively, Centennial attacked through the air. Sophomore quarterback Colton Tenney threw for more than 200 yards with junior Aaron Johnson serving as his favorite target and hauling in more than 100 yards in receiving.

Junior running back Jordan Smith also eclipsed the century mark in rushing.

Centennial sits at 3-2 heading into a matchup at Faith Lutheran next week, while Coronado heads into a bye week at 2-3.

Case Keefer can be reached at 702-948-2790 or ca[email protected]. Follow Case on Twitter at twitter.com/casekeefer.