Cougars defeat Burlingame

Staff writer

The Centre High School football team got its second victory of the season Friday in a home game against the Burlingame Bearcats.

The 64-22 victory improved the Cougars’ record to 2-2.

They scored on all four of their possessions in the first half, the first points coming on a 51-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Kyle Methvin to Justin Deines. Methvin ran for the extra points.

The other touchdowns were scored on a 14-yard run by Houston Svoboda and two long runs by Methvin. Ty Simons and Terren Thompson each completed successful conversions.

Burlingame got on the board with 13 seconds remaining in the half. After the Bearcats added two extra points, the score was 30-8.

The third quarter was packed with action as the two teams combined for five touchdowns, three by Centre and two by Burlingame. Deines and Kendall Harding had touchdown runs.

Dakota Stimpson ran three yards for one of two Cougar touchdowns in the fourth quarter, and Thompson received a pass for the 2-point conversion.

The final 6 points were scored on a 60-yard run by Methvin. Burlingame did not score again.

“Kyle Methvin had a good game,” coach Kelly Steiner said. “He ran well and made good decisions. Our line also played well and improved.”

Methvin rushed for 186 of the 313 total yards gained on the ground. Harding rushed for 68 yards and Svoboda for 58 yards.

Methvin completed seven of nine passes for another 159 yards. Deines was the leading receiver with five catches for 129 yards.

The Cougars will play Friday at Peabody-Burns.

Junior High

The junior high school football team suffered its first loss of the season Thursday against Solomon at Cougar Field. They were defeated in a close game, 36-34. Their record is 4-1.

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