Centreville out of playoffs in first round
ENTREVILLE — Lamar School senior quarterback Barrett Dudley threw four touchdown passes and ran for another as the Raiders stunned the Centreville Academy Tigers 35-21 Friday night in the first round of the MAIS Class AA South State playoffs.
The loss was a shocking end to a season for Centreville Academy in which the Tigers were ranked No. 1 in Class AA for much of the regular season and went into the playoffs with an 11-0 record and thoughts of a ninth state championship.
But Lamar, the No. 3 team in Class AA put a stop to that thanks not only to Dudley’s outstanding performance, but a defense that intercepted Tigers quarterback Casey Haygood three times. The Raiders also shut out the Tigers in the second half to rally from a 21-14 halftime deficit. Haygood was just 7-of-18 passing for 108 yards.
Dudley ended up completing 10 of 17 passes with just one interception for 248 yards. He connected with Burns Mayfield on a 19-yard touchdown pass early in the first quarter and had touchdown passes of 22, 66 and 99 yards to Lee Martin.
The two long touchdown passes allowed Lamar (9-3) to take a 28-21 lead at the end of the third quarter. Dudley then scored on a 6-yard run with 10:12 left in the ball game.
Despite playing hurt, Randy Bell led the Tigers’ offense with 186 yards rushing on 29 carries. Bell also had four catches for 40 yards and had an interception on defense.
Colton Terrell had nine carries for 87 yards and two touchdowns. He also had a 25-yard touchdown reception from Haygood and six tackles on defense. Centreville Academy, the District 6-AA champion, ended up with an 11-1 record.