Game, Quotes and Stats from Centennial's homecoming win over Cleburne

Centennial coach Kyle Geller’s thoughts on Friday's District 9-5A win over Cleburne

On the Spartans overall effort

“Our kids came to play, that’s for sure.”

On this week’s team motto “Welcome to the Fight”

“We lost round one of the fight. We went into the Crowley game feeling pretty good about ourselves at 3-0 and we got punched in the mouth. The question was what we were going to do. It’s not a cake walk."

On slowing Cleburne’s talented quarterback Trevn Bradley

“There were times when we had a guy spy on him. We just came out and played our defense We played better than we played the week before, that’s for sure.”

On junior fullback Kevan Romero’s play in his first varsity start

“Kevan made some really good cuts. He was doing what he is drilled to do. He protected the ball well and ran hard. He got his turn.”

On the offense’s play

“Our kids just really executed well offensively. Cleburne lined up and tried to use the same defense that Crowley did. We just worked the heck out of it in practice and we got better. We blocked the inside better and were able to get the fullback going. That’s when everything starts to happen in our offense.”

On defensive coordinator Blake Meyer’s game plan

“Our defense really executed their game plan well. They did a really nice job. They contained Bradley and their running back didn’t have much going on. They just had a great overall night on defense against a good offense.”

On senior quarterback Payton Strambler’s effort running the offense

“Payton did a really nice job of executing the offense tonight. He had very few misreads if any. He just really operated the offense. He had good poise. “

Centennial 38, Centennial 31 (Friday, Sept. 30, 2016)

 Team   1   2   3   4   Final
 Cleburne   0    6     0   15   21
 Centennial  10  14   14     0   38

SCORING SUMMARY

  C - Kevan Romero 8 run (Ryan Reid kick).
  C – Reid 37 FG.
 C - Payton Strambler 12 run (Reid kick).
  CL - Austin Robinson 71 pass from Trevon Bradley (kick failed).
  C - Blake Birdwell 8 run (Reid kick).
  C - Romero 11 run (Reid kick).
  C - Wellington Bridges 50 pass from Strambler (Reid kick).
  CL - Bradley 7 run (Bradley run).
  CL - Robinson 40 pass from Bradley (Livan Valdez kick).

TEAM STATISTICS

    Cleburne   Centennial
 First downs   9   26
 Rushes-Yards   28-65   63-436
 Passing Yards  218   55
 Comp-Att-Int   8-11-0   2-3-0
 Punts-Avg   4-46.5   1-41
 Fumbles-Lost   2-2   5-1
 Penalties-yards   3-20   7-80

CLEBURNE INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

 Passing   Comp   Att   Int   Yards
 Trevon Bradley   8   11   0   218
 Rushing   Att   Yards
 Trevon Bradley    12     45
 Isaiah Romero     5     14
 Austin Robinson     1       6
 Receiving   Rec   Yards
 Austin Robinson     2     111
 Desmond Sanders     3      50
 Ethan Whitehead     1      28
 Jordan Gann     1      23

CENTENNIAL INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

 Passing   Comp   Att   Int   Yards
 Payton Strambler   2   3   0   55
 Rushing   Att   Yards
 Kevan Romero    14   111
 Blake Birdwell     6     99
 Payton Strambler    15     68
 Brayden Hirsch      4     46
 Darrel Willams      5     29
 Hunter Prescher      2     18
 Kyle Burns      2     15
 Ethan Diaz      2     15
 Jonathan Farris      3       8
 Shayne Streminski      6       7
 Receiving   Rec   Yards
 Wellington Bridges     1    50
 Xander Richards     1     5
 

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