Centennial runs out the clock on the Scots
Mount Hood Conference
PORTLAND — Centennial's football team needed all four touchdowns it produced Friday night, but in the end it was a drive that didn't put points on the scoreboard that sealed the Eagles' 27-20 win at David Douglas.
The Scots gave themselves a chance late in the game when Jaydin Proctor stepped out of a tackle and zipped down the sideline for a 56-yard score to bring David Douglas within a touchdown.
Centennial took possession with 4:27 on the clock and had no intention of giving the ball back. Ball security was the focus after the teams traded three fumbles in four plays earlier in the quarter.
"I made that very clear before we took the field — we gave them all the terminology we have for protecting the ball," Centennial coach Chris Knudsen said.
Centennial ran the ball six straight times — each going up the middle and each with the ball carrier keeping two hands on the ball at all times. Three of those runs resulted in first downs, and with only one timeout the Scots could only watch the clock roll.
Andres Pinzon twisted through a crowd and fell forward past the first-down marker for a 7-yard pick up that sealed the victory.
Centennial (2-3) plays at Central Catholic next Friday, while David Douglas (0-5) is at Reynolds.
View photos from the game at daveball.exposuremanager.com.
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