After trailing 21-17 at halftime, the Burleson Centennial Spartans dominated the third quarter, outscoring Cleburne 22-0. Following a 30-yard touchdown by Chris Mosely for a 31-21 lead, Cleburne fumbled the ensuing kickoff and the Spartans recovered. Three plays later, Centennial quarterback Kyle Burns scored on a 19-yard run for a 37-21 lead and the Spartans never looked back, winning 53-28.
Key players: Burleson Centennial’s Kelton Tezeno was explosive the few times he touched the ball. Tezeno scored three touchdowns — a 26-yard reception, an eight-yard run and a 43-yard pass — to go along with 70 rushing yards on just six carries and got 78 receiving yards on three catches.
Key stat: In what proved to be the decisive third quarter, the Spartans’ defense held Cleburne to just eight yards of total offense, recovered two fumbles and forced two Cleburne turnovers on downs.
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Records: Burleson Centennial 2-3, 1-1 in District 9-5A. Cleburne 0-5, 0-2