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Quick start fizzles in first-round loss
Centennial's 16-point lead vanishes before it can get its hands on the ball in the second half
Centennial couldn't be stopped early in Friday's playoff game, but Tigard stormed back to earn the 34-22 victory when the final seconds came off the clock.
The Eagles scored on each of their first three possessions a 20-yard run by Shawn King, a 7-yard catch by Gabe Schoene and a 27-yard field goal by Miguel Carillo to go up 16-0 midway through the second quarter.
Centennial would score only once more.
Sparked by a 73-yard touchdown catch by Rashid Madison, the Tigers clawed to within two points by halftime. Tigard took its first lead on its opening drive of the second half and would never trail again.
The Tigers (5-5) advance to face Three Rivers champ Sherwood (10-0) in next Friday's second round.
Look for expanded game coverage in the Tuesday, Nov. 10, print edition.
View a photo gallery from the game at daveball.exposuremanager.com.