Centennial football gets complicated in JSerra’s rout – Orange County Register
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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – Centennial used a few sleight of hand and a pair of interception returns for touchdowns to trigger a 48-0 win over JSerra on Friday night at JSerra High.
Huskies quarterback Izzy Carter caught a 76-yard touchdown pass for the game’s first score and threw a touchdown pass in the third quarter.
At the end of the first quarter, Carter threw a full-back at Eric Denham across the field, which sent him back to Carter who then moved up the sideline while following a convoy of field blockers.
“Anytime you can get the ball in the hands of a guy like Izzy, he can go the distance anytime,” Centennial coach Matt Logan said. “He’s hosted that, and the lineman did a great job coming down the pitch. ”
Denham caught two touchdown passes, including a 95-yard second quarterback from wide receiver Dentre Kennybrew on a similar trick play with Carson Conklin under center this time.
“When you’re backed up that far and it’s a long distance situation,” Logan said, “I prefer to do something creative, and it worked.”
Centennial QB Izzy Carter still sees room for improvement but is happy with the 48-0 win over JSerra. The Huskies face Poly next week. @ocvarsity @PEcom_preps @ Cen10Football pic.twitter.com/wLQz2Wjw3H
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That touchdown took the score to 21-0 with 4:08 left in the second quarter. Denham added a 13-yard TD reception with 52 seconds left in the second on a Carter pass.
“We struggled a little bit offensively at the start,” said Logan. “Defensively we were excellent and we played really well most of the year. It was frustrating because last week we struggled a bit so early.
The Huskies (3-0) got off to a slow start with their first two scoring practices, then after forcing the Lions to punt a poor bounce off Laurence Williams’ leg gave the ball to JSerra (1-2) at the 25-yard Centennial line.
The Lions’ best scoring opportunity after recovering the fumble was wasted as a penalty kicked them out of the red zone and they were content with a 34-yard field goal attempt from Anthony Andrioli who was not framed.
Ethan Wenzel of Dylan Mills’ pick of six to finish the first half gave the Huskies a 35-0 advantage and Eric Butler Jr. followed suit late in the third by knocking out quarterback Axel Olander for a 34-yard intercept return for a touchdown. .
The Lions’ runway game was stifled by the Centennial defense as Zach Pua was unable to recreate the efforts of his 200-yard game against Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks last week.
The Huskies host Long Beach Poly next week while JSerra takes on Rancho Cucamonga.