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September 15, 2014

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Worthington shines on the ground as Centennial defeats Desert Oasis

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Centennial High School football players (from left) Toby Lopez, Josh Gray and Lantz Worthington before the 2013 season.

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Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer glance back at last week's action, which included three of the best games of the year. Ensuing questions include debating the Sunrise Region's favorite, Bishop Gorman's vulnerability and Foothill's potential.

All-City selection Lantz Worthington rushed for 129 yards on 13 carries with two touchdowns to help Centennial to a 36-19 victory over Desert Oasis.

The Bulldogs (3-3, 2-0 Sunset Southwest) scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to pull away from the Diamondbacks.

“We had a strong second half,” Centennial coach Leon Evans said. “We moved the ball well.”

Worthington’s 39-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter sealed the game.

Coll Thomson went 10-for-16 for 65 yards and a touchdown. He found Brandan Harley on a nine-yard scoring strike late in the second quarter.

Thomson also ran for a touchdown.

“We have to be balanced. We can’t have people tee off on Lantz,” Evans said.

David Porter keyed a strong second-half defensive effort that shut out the Diamondbacks (3-3, 0-2). Porter returned an interception 30 yards for a score.

Desert Oasis running back Jocquez Kalili rushed for 166 yards on 30 carries with three touchdowns.

“That kid is really good. You can see flashes of brilliance,” Evans said.

Paul Delos Santos can be reached at 990-2416 or mail to [email protected] Follow Paul on Twitter at twitter.com/pauliedelos.

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