Just when Centennial got back into the game, Newberg answered with a 14-point flurry to start the fourth quarter Friday that put the Tigers' 56-27 win out of reach.
The Eagles came out of the halftime locker room and put together a 20-play drive that saw the team convert three times on fourth down, highlighted by QB Kaiden Lansford's 15-yard TD toss over the middle to Jadon Pickles. Lansford fell face-first over the goal line to score the two-point conversion.
The drive took 10 minutes off the clock and brought the Eagles within 35-27.
Newberg answered the challenge when QB Garrett Myers got loose 36 yards down the sideline for a touchdown on the first play of the fourth quarter.
Newberg's Tristan Phillips-Price picked off a tipped pass and brought it back 30 yards. Two plays later, running back Jack Evans went around the left side 21 yards for another touchdown.
In a flash, the Tigers were back in charge, up 22 points with about 10 minutes to play.
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