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September 15, 2014

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Solid defensive effort gives Centennial a second straight win

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Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Case Keefer and Ray Brewer go across the valley and break down the upcoming week of high school. They give their picks on every game and spend extra time debating Del Sol vs. Liberty and Servite (Calif.) vs. Bishop Gorman.

Centennial High’s Coby Newton rushed for more than 100 yards and a touchdown Saturday night in a 35-3 victory against Mojave.

Centennial coach Leon Evans rested feature back Jacobi Owens in the second half, opting to use the fullback Newton at running back. Newton responded with 84 second-half rushing yards on 12 carries.

“(Newton) had a pretty good night, actually,” Evans said. “He ran the ball hard for us.”

Evans was pleased with the way his second-string offense moved the ball and knows having capable backups will be crucial later in the season. Also, backup quarterback Jacob Meltzer connected with Trajan Pili for a 14-yard scoring strike.

After losing its first three games, Centennial (2-3) has only surrendered 13 points the last two weeks. “Our defense was strong again,” Evans said.

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