Boys Varsity Football
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Sep 21, 2018
- SEAHAWKS: 8
CENTREVILLE HS: 45
Centreville defeats South Lakes 45-8
Clifton – On a night when Centreville inducted past athletes into their new Hall of Fame, it was their current athletes that stole the show. Centreville intercepted South Lakes quarterbacks three different times to power the Wildcats over the Seahawks 45-8 in front of a raucous crowd on the final night of summer.
After a promising first possession highlighted by South Lakes’ version of the “Philly Special”, where the quarterback runs out as a receiver to catch a pass, South Lakes fell under constant pressure from the Wildcat defense and was unable to get in a rhythm the rest of the night. Centreville held the South Lakes running attack in check throughout and took advantage of short field position to score the game’s first points. An early call went against the Seahawks when it was determined, after a long conversation between officials, punt returner Joe Dagbe touched the bouncing ball inside the 5 yard line. Post-game video did not indicate the ball was touched but the on-field decision setup the Wildcats for an easy score.
Although the Seahawks would hang around for most of the first half, two scores late in the second quarter proved to be too much for the Seahawks to overcome. After being sacked and pressured several times in the first half, Marcus Miles was replaced by senior Will Shapiro at quarterback. Victim of an ankle injury late in training camp, Shapiro provided a brief spark in his first action of the season connecting with Seahawk receivers on several third down conversions but was unable to find the end zone. A punt return for a touchdown by Nick Anderson of Centreville was followed by a Shapiro interception and another Wildcat score to up their lead to 24-0 at the half. Miles re-entered the game after halftime and connected with Dagbe for the only Seahawk score of the night but was intercepted twice in the second half including one that was returned for a touchdown.
Despite the final score, the Seahawks defense allowed less than 50 yards rushing and limited the Centreville passing game to a 58% completion rating but allowed two long TD throws at critical stages of the game that stopped any momentum South Lakes began to muster. Sage Beuchert-Irvine led the Seahawks defense in tackles including several tackles for losses.
The Seahawks finished their non-district play with a record of 3-2 and will now begin defense of their 2017 Liberty District Title with an away game October 5 against Langley.