Centreville takes 33-7 win over rival WCCA

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 2, 2006

WOODVILLE &8212; For fans of defense and old-fashioned hard-nosed running, the Centreville Academy Tigers were a godsend Friday night.

The Tigers held the WCCA Rams to just 39 total yards and rushed for 269 yards in a 33-7 road win over their rivals.

&8220;The offensive line did a great job of blocking,&8221; said Centreville head coach Bill Hurst. &8220;The backs did a great job of following their blocks and picking up good yardage.&8221;

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WCCA did have numerous opportunities to take the early lead.

Sean Venezia took the opening kickoff 45 yards to midfield, and the Rams, aided by a few ill-timed Tiger penalties, drove all the way to the red zone before Beau Field picked off a Collin Dor/ pass in the endzone to end the threat.

The Rams got the ball right back, though, as Centreville quarterback Josh Lanehart fumbled a snap that was recovered on the 21 yard line.

This time, the Tigers held the Rams on downs.

&8220;We left too many plays on the field,&8221; said WCCA head coach Paul Hayles. &8220;Centreville is a well-coached team, and you can&8217;t do that against a well-coached team.&8221;

The Tigers took their opportunity and marched down the field 85 yards in eight plays, highlighted by a 45-yard pass from Lanehart to Adam Perry to set them up inside the WCCA 10 yard line.

Anthony Lopez scored from four yards out two plays later to give the Tigers a 6-0 lead with 1:51 remaining in the first quarter.

Nick Goudeau, who had 128 yards rushing on 16 carries on the night, scored midway through the second quarter from one yard out to add to the lead. He also added the two-point conversion for a 14-0 Centreville cushion.

The Rams got yet another opportunity a few moments later when a punt hit the foot of a Centreville player and was recovered at the 43-yard line. WCCA again turned the ball over on downs.

The teams went into the locker room with Centreville still leading 14-0.

The Tigers took the second half kickoff and marched 88 yards to the endzone. The drive was capped off by a two-yard touchdown run by Chip Jenkins. The extra point gave Centreville a 21-0 lead.

Cody Cullen entered the game at quarterback the following series for WCCA, and was sacked on the first play and threw an interception to Lanehart two plays later, setting up the Tigers at the 16-yard line.

Chase Whittington punched it in the endzone from two yards a few plays later to push the lead to 27-0 with 3:12 remaining in the third quarter.

WCCA finally got on the board early in the fourth quarter when Dor/ ran a bootleg for a four-yard touchdown run. He added the PAT to cut the lead to 27-7.

Centreville answered right back with another touchdown run from Jenkins, who had 74 yards on 12 carries.

Venezia, who has been a star all season for the Rams, was held to two yards rushing on 10 carries, and sat out most of the second half with an injury.

&8220;We knew with their line we&8217;d have to throw the ball to open up the run,&8221; Hayles said. &8220;We didn&8217;t execute well running or passing. That&8217;s a credit to them.&8221;

&8220;We want the defense to set the tone every game,&8221; Hurst said. &8220;We&8217;ve stressed defense. They did really well tonight.&8221;

Centreville will travel to Oak Forest next week, while WCCA will hit the road to face Huntington.