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Burleson Centennial defense pushes scoreless streak to 13 quarters in blowout of Joshua

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The Centennial Spartans “ran” their winning streak to six straight Friday night, defeating the Joshua Owls, 56-0, at Burleson ISD Stadium.

In the process, the Spartans wracked up 506 rushing yards and 11 players carried the ball.

With the win the Spartans wrapped up the second seed from District 5-5A Division II with a 6-1 league record (8-1 overall), giving them the right to host a first-round playoff game against the No. 3 seed from 6-5A Division II. Their lone loss was to Aledo, 63-16.

Also, the Centennial defense posted its third consecutive shutout. The Spartans have not been scored on in 13 quarters, dating back to the third quarter of a 21-7 victory against crosstown rival Burleson on Oct. 5. They have outscored their opponents 164-7 in October.

Centennial scored seven rushing touchdowns against Joshua, including two each by Chris Mosley (31 and 58 yards) and Jaylon Jackson (20 and 70 yards). Jackson picked up 161 yards on 10 carries.

Also scoring on the ground for the Spartans were Jeff Kervin (73 yards), Hank Meyer (29 yards), and Hunter Prescher (5 yards).

Mosley also caught a 42-yard touchdown pass on Centennial’s third play of the game for a 7-0 lead.

Game was over when: The Centennial defense held Joshua on fourth-and-1 at the Centennial 34 late in the first quarter. It was a chance for the Owls to perhaps get back in the game, but instead the Spartans would add two second-quarter touchdowns to increase their lead to 35-0.

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Play of the game: Jeff Kirven’s 73-yard touchdown run on the first play of Centennial’s second possession emphatically increased the Spartans’ advantage to 14-0.

Offensive player of the game: Jaylon Jackson of Centennial finished with 161 yards on just 10 carries with touchdowns of 20 and 70 yards.

Defensive player of the game: The entire Centennial defense, which posted its third consecutive shutout and has not been scored on in 13 quarters.

Unsung hero of the game: Chris Mosley touched the ball on four offensive plays and scored on three, a 42-yard pass reception and touchdown runs of 31 and 58 yards.

What’s next: Joshua hosts Aledo, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m. Centennial at Arlington Seguin, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m.

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