JOSHUA -- Tanner Hodges was as good as he gets and it was more than enough Friday to lift Burleson Centennial past Joshua 63-28 in a District 8-4A game at Owl Stadium.
In the first district victory in Burleson Centennial history, Hodges completed 26 of 31 passes for 337 yards and five touchdowns for the Spartans (2-4, 1-2 in 8-4A). Hodges also scored on a 1-yard run.
DeMarcus Williams gained 165 yards and scored two touchdowns for Centennial, while Doug Hopkins had two touchdowns on nine receptions and Kevin Tezeno caught 10 passes with a touchdown. Both receivers went over 100 yards.
Centennial stretched out a comfortable halftime lead early in the second half. Hopkins caught a 14-yard touchdown pass from Hodges, and Tezeno followed with an 11-yard touchdown strike on the next drive to put Centennial up 49-14.
Joshua (2-4, 0-3) tried to rally behind quarterback Garrett Hoffman, who scored on a 6-yard run, but Centennial stopped Joshua on fourth down on another drive to remain in control..
Centennial scored on seven consecutive possessions and on nine of its 11 possessions.
Joshua's Colin Radford took a pitch out from Hoffman for a 10-yard touchdown with 5:14 left in the first half to narrow Centennial's lead to 21-7. Four plays and 1:05 later, Williams scored on a 47-yard run to re-establish Centennial's three-score lead.
Devon Scoggins scored on a 9-yard run with 1:24 left in the first half to trim Centennial's lead to 28-14, but Hodges' touchdown made it 35-14 at halftime.
Hodges hit Hopkins on a 19-yard touchdown to get the scoring started, and Williams scored on a 1-yard run before Curtis Amos caught a 3-yard pass to put the Spartans up 21-0 with 7:38 left in the first quarter.
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