Eagles stump Gophers
Centennial holds Gresham to negative first-half yardage, sprints to 28-6 win in regular season finale
Mount Hood Conference
The Centennial Eagles ended the regular season on a high note with a 28-6 road win at Gresham on Friday to finish fourth in the Mount Hood Conference, earning a home game in next week's opening round of the playoffs.
Centennial's defense pushed Gresham backward three yards in the first half.
The Eagles got on the scoreboard to start the second quarter with a 15-yard touchdown run by QB Trevor Thornton.
The defense forced a three-and-out, and the Eagles were on the move again going 53 yards in four plays with Garrett Mobley finding the end zone.
Gresham had its one offensive highlight of the night when running back Xaziver McNack burst through the line for a 73-yard touchdown on the third play of the second half.
Thornton and the Eagles were on alert after that. Four minutes after McNacks run, Thornton danced down the right sideline, evading a host of Gresham tacklers, on his way to a 67-yard TD.
Centennial (6-3) finished 15th in the final OSAA rankings and will likely host Tigard in next Friday's playoff opener.
View expanded game coverage in the Tuesday, Nov. 3, print edition.
A photo gallery from the game is shown below: