Centennial coach goes for the win and gets it
Taylor Crowleys two-point conversion catch with 1:11 to play lands the Eagles a 29-28 win over Barlow
Centennial overcame a 16-point deficit in the fourth quarter Friday night to beat Barlow on a make-or-break call with 1:11 to play.
Trailing 28-27 after Taylor Crowley caught a 23-yard touchdown pass down the sideline, Centennial coach Chris Knudsen called timeout and weighed his options for the point after.
We had a special two-point play that weve practiced every week for the last couple years and never used in a game, Knudsen said. We had a lot of confidence in that, and I didnt want to go into overtime.
Barlows defense broke up the play, but Centennial QB Bobby Craswell rolled to his right giving his receivers a few precious seconds to get open. Crowley did just that finding a hole in the back of the end zone, and reaching high above his head to pull down the catch and the winning points.
Centennial improved to 3-0 in league and remains atop the MHC standings.
Barlow still had a chance, putting together an impressive 12-play drive over the final minute that took the ball inside Centennials 5-yard line. But a field goal attempt with 0:08 on the clock went wide right.
In other MHC action
Reynolds 48, David Douglas 25
Central Catholic 47, Gresham 5
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