The Centennial High football team usually wins games with its defense, which many consider one of the Las Vegas area’s best.
Thursday, the defense wasn't great — below average, actually. But the Bulldogs offense had one of its finest games.
Centennial won a back-and-forth affair with Palo Verde 50-36, scoring the winning points on a Colton Tenney 1-yard quarterback keeper with about five minutes to play.
“What Palo did offensively threw us for a loop a little bit,” Centennial coach Dustin Forshee said. “We were playing catch-up a little bit defensively. But offensively we did a good job of answering. Our offensive line was great.”
Jordan Smith carried the ball 30 times for 221 yards, including a 19-yard touchdown run to extend the lead to 14 points late in the game.
Wide receivers Aaron Johnson and Gerick Robinson had nearly identical stat lines, each with 6 catches for about 120 yards. Johnson had three touchdowns, Robinson one.
The win gives Centennial, Palo Verde, Arbor View and Faith Lutheran identical 3-1 records atop the Northwest League play with two weeks remaining.