Spartans beat The Colony 33-14 to remain undefeated
Centennial (4-0) continues unbeaten season behind Keyshaun Tucker's three touchdowns in win over Cougars Friday in Burleson
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BURLESON – Keyshaun Tucker scored three touchdowns as the Centennial Spartans (4-0) beat The Colony Cougars (1-3) 33-14 Friday at Burleson ISD Stadium.
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Tucker rushed for 245 yards with the three touchdowns on 24 carries in the win. His longest run of the game was a 72-yard touchdown to extend Centennial’s lead over The Colony to 33-14 after the extra point with 5:45 left in the fourth quarter.
Centennial head coach Kyle Geller said he’s proud of Tucker after the win Friday. “He’s a great kid first and foremost,” Geller added.
Tucker’s first touchdown came on a one-yard rush to bring the score to 13-7 and retook the lead for Centennial with 2:15 left in the second quarter. Centennial held the lead for the rest of the game.
Centennial quarterback Iverson Moore scored the game’s first touchdown on a one-yard rush to give Centennial a 7-0 lead after the extra point with 1:23 left in the first quarter. Moore rushed for 51 yards and the touchdown on 13 carries and completed four of eight passes for 73 yards in the win.
The Colony tied the game 7-7 on a 47-yard pass from quarterback Carson Cox to receiver Xavier Green with 18 seconds left in the first quarter.
After Centennial took over on downs with 1:11 left in the second quarter, Moore completed a 33-yard pass to receiver Damien Long to put Centennial on The Colony’s 29-yard line to set up a Truitt Bosher 30-yard field goal to extend Centennial’s lead to 16-7 with two seconds left in the quarter.
The Colony receiver Chase Glover scored on a 40-yard pass from Cox to cut Centennial’s lead to 19-14 after the extra point with 4:18 left in the third quarter.
The Colony lost a fumble on second-and-goal with two minutes left in the third quarter after recovering a Centennial fumble on Centennial’s 20-yard line with 4:13 left in the quarter.
Geller said he was glad to come out on top in that exchange.
“I’m happy that we came out of this with a win because it got awful hairy in there in the third quarter,” Geller said.
Centennial committed 16 penalties and fumbled six times – lost one – in the win.
Although it feels good to be undefeated, Centennial needs to improve a lot, Geller said. “If we don’t [improve], we’ll rue the day, so they say,” he said.
Centennial faces the South Hills Scorpions (0-3) Friday at 7 p.m. in South Hills.
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