Centreville advances in playoffs

Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 4, 2000

CENTREVILLE – The Centreville Academy Tigers advanced to the second round of the MPSA Class 3A playoffs Friday with a sound 38-7 win over theCopiah Academy Colonels.

The Tigers defense held the Colonels to only 182 total yards, a feat of which Centreville coach Bill Hurst was proud.

&uot;The whole defense played a pretty good game,&uot; he said.

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As did the Tigers offense, which racked up 230 yards on the ground alone, led by Johnathon Newman’s 98 yards and two touchdowns.

Centreville scored first on 13-yard pass from Josh Jones to John Vincent. Vincent scored again on a 44-yard run in the second quarter.

&uot;Vincent is a top-notch player,&uot; Hurst said. &uot;He intercepted two passes on defense. He’s a great playmaker.&uot;

Royce Fonte kicked a 33-yard field goal to make the halftime score 17-0.

Newman picked up where Centreville left off, scoring a 1-yard touchdown early in the third quarter.

Linebacker B.J. Robertson returned a fumble recovery 46-yards for another Tigers score before Copiah scored any points.

Colonel running back Patrick Williams ran in a 15-yarder in the third quarter, but Newman answered with a 56-yard scoring run of his own.

Centreville next faces Manchester Academy, who beat the Adams County Christian School Rebels 37-0 Friday. Manchester had an 8-2 regular season record.

A tie-breaker will determine where the game is played.