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Dennis-Lee, Pioneers too much for Eagles

THE OUTLOOK: PARKER LEE - Oregon City's Connor Mitchell tears away from Centennial's Mychael Kane during the Pioneers' 41-14 road win Friday.

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The Centennial Eagles valiantly tried to use their veer offense to shorten Friday’s matchup with Oregon City, but Pioneer quarterback Dequahn Dennis-Lee was not going to be denied. Dennis-Lee accounted for six touchdowns as the Pioneers pulled away with a 41-14 victory.

Centennial's ground game drained time off the clock in the first half, allowing the Eagles to hold a 7-6 lead.

Despite doing almost nothing for most of the first half, Oregon City struck quickly before halftime — twice.

With 3:17 left in the second quarter, Dennis-Lee connected with Teron Bradford for a 14-yard touchdown.

Following a Centennial three-and-out, the Pioneers marched down and punched it in again with just 15 ticks on the clock.

The Eagles scored on their opening drive of the second half to make it a one-possession game and forced a fumble on the ensuing kickoff. Centennial players started pointing in their direction, but it was the Pioneers, who left the pile with the ball.

Oregon City would score on its next three possessions to seal the win.

Dennis-Lee finished with five touchdown passes and one rushing touchdown. Four of his touchdown throws were to Trevon Bradford, with three coming from at least 20 yards out.

Centennial (5-3) stayed put in fourth place in the league standings and can still claim the league's final automatic playoff spot with a win at Gresham (0-8) next Friday. Oregon City (6-2) remains second in the Mount Hood heading into a home game with Barlow.

Look for expanded game coverage in the Tuesday, Oct. 27, print edition of The Outlook.