The Bruins victory on Thursday sets up a huge showdown with Central Catholic next week

GRESHAM OUTLOOK: MATT RAWLINGS - Barlow's Dominic Jacoby looks upfield for more yardage after catching a screen pass.

Mt. Hood Conference
6A Football

Team Score
Barlow (5-2, 2-0)
Centennial (3-4, 0-2)

Over the last five weeks, Barlow has been one of the hottest teams in the state.

And they showed why on Thursday night against Centennial.

Jobadiah Malary found the end zone four times for Barlow as they went onto rout Centennial 54-0 for their fifth straight win.

It was a special evening for Terry Summerfield, who picked up his 100th career victory as the Barlow head coach. The Bruins players celebrated the win by dousing Summerfield with an ice bath after the game was over.

"It's a point in your life where you feel a sense of accomplishment," Summerfield said. "When you coach for a long time, you go through the years of the ups and downs. But this was a great moment to be apart of and I'm glad I could do it with these kids and this coaching staff. Hopefully, we'll keep going past 100."

The Barlow offense was clicking early and often in this one as the Bruins capped off their first drive with a 30-yard touchdown pass from Jaren Hunter to Dominic Jacoby.

A pair of rushing touchdowns by Malary extended Barlow's lead to 21-0 in the first quarter.

Later in the half, Malary got his third score of the game on the defensive side of the ball, picking off a pass from Centennial quarterback Kyle Fitzgerald and rumbling down the sideline 50 yards for the touchdown.

After giving up more than 50 points in their first two contests, the Barlow defense has been nothing short of spectacular in their last five games. The Bruins got their second shutout of the season and forced Centennial to turn the ball over six times.

Look for extended coverage in the Oct. 16 print edition.

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