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Centre football loses to Burlingame

Staff writer

The Centre Cougars got a taste of their own medicine Friday when they lost to Burlingame, 58-12, on the road. The game was called at 5:34 in the third quarter.

Coach Kelly Steiner defended his team.

“The score doesn’t show it, but we actually didn’t play that bad,” he said. “We outrushed them with almost 200 yards. They are a very good team with lots of speed. We just need to get everybody healthy again.”

Xavier Espinoza scored Centre’s two touchdowns, one on a 55-yard run in the first quarter, the other on a 1-yard run in the second quarter. Both conversion attempts failed.

Burlingame’s advantage was in the air. Most of their eight touchdowns were scored on long passes, and all of their conversion attempts were successful, including four kicks.

Centre outrushed Burlingame 186 to 117 but trailed Burlingame in passing yards, 15 to 138.

Espinoza led Centre with 14 carries for 96 yards. He threw one completed pass to Max Svoboda for Centre’s only gain in the air. He also had one interception.

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