Centennial vs River Hill: Senior night

Centennial vs River Hill: Senior night

On Thursday, October 20, the Centennial Eagles Boys Varsity Football team went up against the River Hill Hawks for their season finale on senior night.

With their only loss coming against the undefeated Atholton Raiders (7-1), River Hill has been having a great season. “The Hawks bounced back with a string of decisive victories against Mount Hebron (40-6) and Glenelg (21-0) With the Eagles getting a bit too careless on offense at times and River Hill playing at the top of their level, the chances of the Eagles coming out with a win were slim to none.

As the bigger team overall, River Hill had Centennial completely on the ropes throughout the game. River Hill looked dominant on offense while also getting to the quarterback at a rapid pace. Although Centennial had a few sparks on offense throughout the game, it was too little too late, and the game was out of hand by then.

Despite the disappointing result, the Eagles showed “much improvement” compared to past years, according to senior linebacker Matthew Toth. “This season was critical for the rebuilding of the centennial football team…We were able to compete with teams and win a game.”Star Wide Receiver/Defensive End for the Eagles Carter Watson enjoyed the experience of this season, win or loss: “This season was a lot of fun. I have made a lot of friends and memories over this year and I am sad to see it come to an end. We fought hard in some games but just came up short.” 

Running Back and Linebacker Andrew Lee also looked for the positives from the year, despite a season that could be considered disappointing.“(I’m) glad I could make new relationships with people, and also reconnect old relationships with friends and coaches. It was also nice to be able to laugh with my teammates during our practices.” 

The seniors reflected on their years with the Eagles, detailing their favorite moments with the team. Playing since his freshman year, Matthew Toth looked back to his sophomore year, where he rushed for a touchdown against Hammond. The highlight of Carter Watson’s football years was also in his sophomore year when the Eagles won in the final seconds versus Long Reach. Along with playing alongside his teammates, Andrew Lee fondly remembers having a good time while eating with his teammates at the local restaurant Glory Days.

Although the result was not what they wanted, the seniors had a very substantial effect throughout the year. Without them, the rest of the team would not be complete, and their support led to large successes from not only this year, but throughout their football careers at Centennial. Thank you for everything seniors!


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