Centreville beats Glenbrook to advance to state
CENTREVILLE — With junior quarterback Casey Haygood out for the season after undergoing ankle surgery earlier in the week, most people thought the chances for Centreville Academy defeating Glenbrook School were greatly diminished.
But with the combination of a strong running game and a mistake-free performance by Britt Netterville, the second-seeded Tigers put an end to the 11th-seeded Apaches’ unexpected run through the MAIS Class AA State Playoffs in emphatic fashion with a 55-12 semifinal round win Friday night.
John McDowell led Centreville’s ground game with 185 yards on 17 carries, including two key touchdowns in the third quarter that stopped Glenbrook’s momentum after the Apaches scored twice in the second quarter to make it a 20-12 game at halftime.
Tyler Caston had 13 carries for 91 yards and one touchdown run as well as a 41-yard touchdown pass from Netterville. Mark Curry had 14 carries for 85 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Ian Ball had 56 yards rushing and one touchdown on seven carries.
As a team, the Tigers finished with 26 first downs, 426 total rushing yards and 511 yards of total offense. They didn’t turn the ball over any and punted the ball just once. Netterville completed three of four passes for 85 yards and two touchdowns. He would have been 4-for-4 had Colby Shaw not dropped what would have been a sure touchdown pass that was right in Shaw’s hands.
Centreville’s defense made sure that Glenbrook quarterback Regan Edwards would not put up the same gaudy numbers that he did against Adams County Christian School a week earlier. Even though Edwards threw two touchdown passes to Arthur Jones in the second quarter, he was under heavy pressure for most of the game.
Next up for Centreville Academy (12-1) is the MAIS Class AA State Championship Game against No. 1 seed Simpson Academy (12-1) Friday at Mississippi College.