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Campbell sets school-record with three INTs in Burleson Centennial shutout victory

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The trip to Waco was a good one for Burleson Centennial as the Spartans toppled Waco University, 42-0, in District 5-5A Division II game Friday night at Waco ISD Stadium.

The Spartans offense was solid, tallying 392 yards, and the defense was stout, pitching its second consecutive shutout and forcing eight turnovers.

Centennial (7-1, 5-1) scored on its first three possessions of the game. Slotback Chris Mosley ran for three scores. Defensive back Da’Quan Campbell set a school record with three interceptions. The junior return one of the interceptions 46 yards for a score.

University (3-4, 2-3) had trouble getting on track on offense and defense all night.

Game was over when: After University’s kicker Rolando Galvan’s 35-yard field goal attempt hit the crossbar, Centennial took over on its 20 and moved down the field to take a 21-0 lead with 9:12 to play in the first half. Quarterback Hank Meyer capped 10-play drive with a 7-yard touchdown run.

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Play of the game: Campbell set the tone for the Spartans defense on the first play of the game when he intercepted a pass by University’s Emilio Arechiga and returned it 49 yards to University 26. The Spartans scored five plays later.

Offensive player of the game: Mosley had a big night for the Spartans scoring three times on runs of 31, 37 and 12 yards. The junior carried 10 times for 155 yards. He also caught a 21-yard pass to convert a second-and-18 that set up a two-yard run-scoring run by Kirven on the next play.

Defensive player of the game: The Trojans defense had trouble at times slowing the Spartans’ triple option attack. But late in the second quarter, University’s defense stuffed Centennial fullback Jeff Kirven for no gain on fourth-and-one at the Trojans’ 2. In the third quarter, the Trojans made another stand fourth-and-one at the University 40.

Unsung hero of the game: Centennial defensive back David Robinson recovered a pair of fumbles in the second quarter and then intercepted a pass on the final play of the game.

What’s next? Centennial hosts Joshua at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26. University plays at Aledo at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26.

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