Football field named Bud Peterson Field this Friday
The strength of the Centre Cougars football team was too much for the Goessel Bluebirds to overcome Friday as Centre won the game, 62-14. The 45-point rule ended the game early in the fourth quarter.
Playing for the first time under new head coach Stan Wiles, the Cougars compiled 397 rushing yards compared with 117 by Goessel. They completed 113 passing yards compared with none by Goessel.
The most impressive drive occurred in the second quarter, when the Cougars started on their own half-yard line and marched down the field in four consecutive first downs to score a touchdown. Conner Montgomery and quarterback Kyle Methvin each had several long carries, and Dakota Stimpson took the ball in for 9 yards and the score. After Justin Bina caught a pass for the extra points, Centre led, 36-14.
Methvin scored Centre’s first touchdown a minute into the first quarter. Ty Simons ran for the conversion. After Goessel turned the ball over on downs, Terren Thompson carried the ball 21 yards for another touchdown. The conversion attempt failed and Centre led, 14-0. (Thompson was injured later and had to leave the game.)
The Bluebirds got their first first down in the next possession. Chase Flaming carried the ball into the end zone with a 34-yard run. After a successful conversion attempt, the score stood at 14-8.
Stimpson ran for another Centre touchdown before the quarter ended.
The Blue birds scored their final touchdown early in the second quarter with a 9-yard run by Kellen Froese.
Centre went on to score three touchdowns in the second quarter and two in the third quarter. Stimpson ran for two, Simons scored on a 44-yard pass, and Methvin ran for two. Montgomery scored the final touchdown with a 64-yard run early in the fourth quarter after Barrett Smith recovered a Goessel fumble.
Methvin had 13 carries for 149 yards; Stimpson, 13 carries for 108 yards; Montgomery, five carries for 124 yards; and Simons, two carries for 16 yards. Chad Mueller had 9 kick-offs for 345 yards.
Methvin‘s nine passes resulted in four completions for 113 yards. Thompson had two receptions for 59 yards, and Simons had two receptions for 54 yards.
In an attempt to build depth, Wiles briefly played Stimpson and Simons in the quarterback position. He was pleased with how the team played.
“If the line continues to block as good as they did and continues to improve, our chances of winning will be enhanced,” coach Wiles said.
Centre will play Wakefield Friday in the first home game of the season.
“Wakefield will be a challenge,” Wiles said. “I hope we are up to it.”
The dedication of the football field as Bud Peterson Field will take place at 6 p.m. The game will begin at 7 p.m.
The Centre Junior High School football team, coached by Kelly Steiner, defeated Tescott Thursday on the road, 56-8. Touchdowns were scored by Josh Mercer, Max Svoboda, Tanner Peterson, Cody Svoboda, and Xavier Espinosa.