The Centre Cougars had another exciting game on the road Friday, defeating Tescott 42-34 for their second district victory and second win overall.
“I was really proud of our team,” coach Tye Remy said. “Tescott had a 4-1 record and was favored. We came out and played well even after a slow start. It is great to get a couple of wins and play with a little more confidence.”
After one quarter, the game was tied at 6-6. Dylan Deines scored Centre’s first touchdown on a 14-yard pass from Cole Methvin.
Centre trailed 12-14 in the second quarter when Deines scored again with 14 seconds remaining in the half. After a successful conversion, Centre led 20-14.
The two teams tied 28-28 in the third quarter. Barrett Smith scored his second touchdown of the night on a 1-yard run, followed by two touchdowns by Tescott.
Freshman Xavier Espinoza intercepted the ball early in the fourth quarter and ran 75 yards to allow Centre to regain the lead. Tescott responded with a touchdown of its own, but Centre scored the final touchdown on a 7-yard run by Max Svoboda. The 2-point conversion was icing on the cake.
Centre averaged 5.5 yards per carry compared with 3.75 yards by Tescott. Smith rushed for 108 yards, Methvin passed for 92 yards, and Deines gained 80 yards in receptions. Deines, Smith, Svoboda, Methvin, and Brendon Bina were leading tacklers.
The Cougars will face 6-0 Chase on Friday in a homecoming match-up at Bud Peterson Field.