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Final Sports Results for the Week

Words: Giana Han

Golf: Both the boys’ and girls’ golf team are enjoying a successful season, and they each added another win to their record on September 26.  The boys are 7-3, and the girls have an outstanding record of 8-2.

Volleyball:  The volleyball team is currently undefeated against in-county teams.  The Eagles lost one set to River Hill on September 23, but they were able to win the match, keeping their number of losses at zero.  Centennial is currently 5-0 and has the best in-county record.  The JV team is 4-1, having lost to River Hill on September 23.

Football: The football team lost to River Hill at home on September 26.  This loss brings their record to 0-4.  The JV team also has a record of 0-4.

Soccer: The Varsity Centennial boys’ soccer team beat Oakland Mills 2-1 on September 23.  The JV team also played Oakland Mills and dominated the game with a victory of 8-0.  Their records are 2-3 and 3-0-2 respectively.  The girls’ Varsity team currently has a winning in-county record after recording a W against Oakland Mills which brought their record to 3-2.  The JV girls’ team has a record of 1-3-1.  The Allied soccer team has played against River Hill, Glenelg, and Atholton.  Their next game is at Hammond.

Field Hockey:  On September 26, the Eagles beat the Long Reach Lightning at home, bringing their record up to 3-2.

Cross Country: The cross country teams ran at Bull Run on September 26.  Two girls placed in the top 25 in the girls’ Elite group.  Shreya Nalubola came in second with a time of 19:15, and Devin McIntyre came in seventh after running the course in 20:09.  In the boys’ race, Will Jackson was the only runner from Centennial to place in the top 25 for the boys’ Large group, and he placed twenty-second with a time of 18:10.9.


Scores and records based off of CountySportsZone.com, mdtiming.com and information provided by team members.


Football Team Wraps Up a Great Season

Words: Giana Han

On Friday, Nov. 8, Centennial’s seniors finished their high school career with a win over Hammond High School.

Centennial kicked it off to start the game, and Hammond drove down the field, running the ball relentlessly. Hammond scored with 6:11 left in the first quarter, and the Eagle’s found themselves down 7-0.

Quinn Western had a 20-yard kick return, but the Eagles were unable to score and the ball was returned to the Golden Bears.  This time the Eagles held them, and a sack from Logan Tignall and Austin Kraisser led to a Hammond turnover.

A 65-yard touchdown from Walter Fletcher brought the Eagles within one point, 7-6.  They missed the extra point, but a flag on the play gave the Eagles a second chance. The Eagles then decided to go for the two-point conversion, and ended the quarter leading the Bears, 8-7.

Hammond was the first to score in the second quarter, but a missed extra point left the score at 13-8.

Before the end of the half, the Eagles scored two more times, going into the locker room up 24-13.

Opening up the second half, the Eagles increased their lead to 31-19 with another touchdown.  The Golden Bears responded with a touchdown of their own, and attempted to close the gap in the score with a two point conversion; they were unable to convert and found themselves down 31-19.

At the end of the third quarter, Chase Conley caught a pass from Tyler Morris for a touchdown, and the quarter ended with a score of 38-19.

In the final quarter, Conley scored another touchdown after receiving a pass from Morris. Western had a great interception that unfortunately did not lead to a touchdown. However, four minutes later, Western ran in the final touchdown for the year, and Sam Reichenthal kicked the final extra point of the year, making the final score 53-19.

“We put a great game together. It’s the last game. We put it all out on the line,” said senior Joey Shapiro. “It means everything [after] coming in as freshmen, working hard for four years, to be able to come out on top.”

Through the wins and losses, grueling practices, and pasta parties, the team has become a family. “I’m going to miss the team bonding,” said Fletcher. “Seeing them at school and then coming to practice – they’re my family.”

“We’re brothers,” Shapiro added.  “I’m going to miss them all so much.”

As Shapiro said, the team put everything on the line for their last game, and, within the final quarter of the game and of his season, Fletcher was able to accomplish a goal he’d had since his freshman year.

With 1753 rushing yards, Fletcher broke Centennial’s single season rushing record. “It was my last time on the field. I gave it my all,” said Fletcher. “It feels great. I worked hard since freshmen year to get where I am now – my hard work paid off.”

That night, the 2013 Centennial football team left behind a legacy. They finished the season with a 7-3 record, a winning season, and something that had not been accomplished by the Eagles in most of the student’s memories.

“The best part [of the season] was definitely beating Hebron,” said Fletcher, reflecting back on the season; Shapiro voiced the identical opinion.

The 29 seniors ended their high school careers on a high note, and they will be missed. “Being here for four years, it’s all I know. It’s going to be different not playing for Centennial,” said Fletcher.

Centennial’s seniors are Ben Bloom, Tyler Boettcher, Melvin Boulware, Wesley Brown, Luc Chausse, Joseph Choi, Chase Conley, Kade Conner, Steve Doney, Sean Donohue, Walter Fletcher, Jose Gomez, Adam Haj Hammad, Justin Haver, Josh Kim, John Kolp, Carlos Lucero, Tom Lund, Jabari Mansell, Connor Marcinek, Connor McAnallen, Tyler Morris, Michael Price, Damon Reaves, Sam Reichenthal, Anthony Saunders, Joey Shapiro, Logan Tignall, and Quinn Western.


The Football Team Falls to the Gladiators

Words: Giana Han

The Centennial football team fell to the Glenelg Gladiators 21-3 on Oct. 25.

Both teams went scoreless through the first quarter. The Eagles were the first to score in the game, with a field goal by Nick Cooper in the second quarter. However, the Gladiators quickly came back and scored a touchdown. The quarter ended with the Eagles down 3-7.

The Eagles returned from half time, only down four points, but  were unable to score in the second half.  The Gladiators scored a touchdown a quarter, bringing the final score to 21-3.

“My boys played as hard as they could, but sometimes it’s hard to get that ‘W,’” said senior captain Tyler Boettcher, who had four tackles. “We can’t just take things for granted; we’ll have to get better.”

Walter Fletcher finished the game with 81 rushing yards, which brought his season total to 1,183 yards. Damon Reaves had 11.5 tackles and a sack. The team will be working hard to improve this week so that they can come out victorious in their game against Marriotts Ridge next week.

“[From here] I’m going to strive to be better, I’m going to do it for my family, the football team,” said Boettcher. “There’s nowhere I’d rather be.”

Eagles Come Up Big for Homecoming

Words: Michael Moore

Contributor: Giana Han

On Saturday, Oct. 12, the Centennial Eagles took the field for a homecoming showdown against the Atholton Raiders.

The Raiders received first possession and marched down the field, only to have their drive halted by senior Damon Reaves, who picked off a pass in the end zone to give the Eagles possession less than three minutes into the game.

The ensuing drive by the Eagles was fueled by a 30-yard pass to Quinn Western from Tyler Morris. That play helped to set up a touchdown run by Walter Fletcher, to put Centennial up 7-0.

The next offensive possession by Atholton would again end with an interception by Reaves.

“I’d felt I hadn’t been playing to my full capacity,” said Reaves. “It [felt] really good to come out and get two picks. I felt the momentum shift.”

The Eagles would capitalize on this opportunity less than a minute later, with Fletcher reaching the end zone for a second straight possession. 14-0 Centennial led after one quarter of play.

The run game worked well for Centennial, with Fletcher, Western and Logan Tignall consistently getting positive yards on every carry. The offensive line was also a big part of the success.

“[The] line did a good job. Anytime the back has a lot of yards, that means they’re doing their job,” head coach Todd Kriner said of the line’s performance.

The offense didn’t use just the running game to score, Morris found senior Chase Conley through the air to increase their lead to 21-0.

After an interception near the end of the half, the Eagles once again destroyed any momentum the Raiders had when sophomore Austin Kraisser came down with interception to end the half.

The second half was more of the same for the Eagles as they continued to use their potent running game to their advantage, and their solid defense to keep Atholton from scoring.

The last scores of the game would come in the fourth quarter when Fletcher found the end zone for the third time, and Sam Reichenthal kicked a 35-yard field goal.

Reichenthal also contributed to the game by going 4/4 on extra point attempts. The game ended in a shut out with a final score of 31-0.

This was a big win for the seniors on the team, since they had never won a homecoming game up to this point.  “[The win] feels good. [Because] we worked hard this summer to get here,” Fletcher said. Fletcher finished the day with 195 yards on 31 carries and three touchdowns. Morris was 5/8 on passing attempts for 81 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Conley had 38 receiving yards on two catches and one touchdown.

The win puts the Eagles at 5-1 on the year. Their next game is at Howard High School on Oct. 18.

Eagles Football Defeats the Lightning

Words: Giana Han

On Oct. 4, the Centennial Eagles came back from their loss against the River Hill Hawks last week to beat the Long Reach Lightning 34-7.

The game started slow, and neither team scored during the first quarter.

In the second quarter, the pace picked up a bit. Chase Conley scored the first points of the game with an 80-yard pick six.  The score became 14-0 when Walter Fletcher had a 35-yard rushing touchdown.

Long Reach got the ball back and made it down to Centennial’s one yard line.  The Eagles held them for three downs, but the Lightning decided to go for the touchdown on their fourth down and scored with 22.5 seconds left on the clock in the second quarter. The half ended with the Eagles up 14-7.

The Eagles came out of their half time break strong. Tyler Morris passed the ball 35 yards to Conley for another touchdown.  A missed extra point left the score at 20-7.

Two more touchdowns were scored, one by Fletcher and one by Morris.  The Lightning did not score at all in the second half.  The final score was 34-7.

The Eagles played extremely well, with many terrific plays throughout the game.  Connor Marcinek, John Kolp, and Sean Donohue all had fumble recoveries.  Damon Reaves and Patrick Mckinnis each had an interception, and Fletcher rushed for a total of 188 yards.

“We knew if we didn’t make a statement this week, then teams in the county would start to be able to beat up on us if we didn’t come out on fire and do what we did,” said Conley who had two interceptions and two touchdowns. “I just knew I had to have a big game coming back so I just went out there and did what I had to do.”

One player put up his first points of the season.  With Nick Cooper out, the team needed a replacement kicker and Sam Reichenthal filled that spot, making four of his extra point kicks.

“Coop [Cooper] was out.  He was hurt and they needed a kicker, so I stepped up,” said Reichenthal.

Friday’s game signaled something bigger than a rebound from the River Hill game.  It was the game that officially made this year’s record better than last year’s, and it prepares them for their homecoming game.  The Eagles are currently 4-1, and they have the Homecoming game to look forward to this Saturday, Oct. 12.

“It gives us a lot of momentum for homecoming.  This [Atholton] is coach Kriner’s old team.  We want nothing more to get a W on homecoming,” said Conley.

Eagles Football Against River Hill Hawks

Words: Michael Moore

On Friday, September 27, the Centennial football team took the field against the River Hill Hawks for River Hill’s homecoming game.

The Hawks quickly took control of the game after blocking the Eagle’s first punt after a three and out on their first drive. The Hawks scored a little under two minutes later.

The Hawks would score two more times in the first quarter, including an interception returned for a touchdown. The Eagles would not go away without a fight though, a long run by senior Logan Tignall at the end of the quarter set up the Eagles only touchdown of the game, a 10 yard pass from Tyler Morris to Damon Reaves.

The Eagles lost any momentum they had when River Hill took the returning kickoff all the way for a touchdown. Throughout the rest of the game, the Hawks would score again on the ground, and intercepted another pass for a touchdown.

The Eagles played hard the whole game but just couldn’t keep up with River Hill, losing the game 42-7. The Eagles, now 3-1, get back at it soon though, with back to back home games against Long Reach, and Atholton for Centennial’s homecoming game.

Centennial Football Team Wins Against Mt. Hebron

Words: Carolyn Eichhorn

On Saturday, September 21st, the Centennial Eagles football team took on the Mount Hebron Vikings in a close and exciting game, but in the end, the Eagles came out on top with a 28-21 victory.

During the first quarter, there was an altercation involving players from both teams which led to players, from the Eagles and Vikings, being thrown out of the game. At the end of the quarter, Hebron was in the lead, 14-0.

The Eagles came back strong in the second quarter with a touchdown from Walter Fletcher, making the score at the half, 14-7. The Eagles scored again in the third, tying the score at 14-all.

During the fourth quarter, the Vikings recovered a fumble and ran it in for a touchdown, taking the lead 21-14. However, Fletcher returned the following kickoff, tying up the score once again at 21-all.

With less than two minutes left in the game, the Eagles offense marched down the field and Fletcher ran the ball into the end zone for his final touchdown of the game. Centennial beat Mt. Hebron, 28-21, improving to 3-0 for the season.

Centennial Football Team Improves to 2-0

Words: Giana Han

Although there were grumbles at the postponement of the Eagles’ game scheduled for last Thursday against Oakland Mills, the Eagles were able to start the week with a win at their first home game against the Scorpions on September 16, 2013.

By the second quarter, the Eagles were winning, 17-0.  The Scorpions answered with a touchdown of their own, however, they missed the extra point, making it 17-6.

After another second quarter touchdown by the Eagles, the momentum shifted only for the Scorpions to return a kick for a touchdown. However, they missed the extra point, making the score 24-12.

A defensive player from Oakland Mills then intercepted a pass from the Eagles’ quarterback, Tyler Morris that led to another Scorpions’ touchdown.  The Scorpions decided to go for the two point conversion and succeeded, making the score 24-20.

Chase Conley stepped up on defense with a sack and then an interception, but the half ended with the Eagles only up 24-20, having lost their 17-point lead.

Within minutes of the second half, Wesley Brown of the Eagles intercepted the ball, creating a wave of momentum that couldn’t be stopped. During the following drive, Walter Fletcher had a 25-yard rush, and then ran for a touchdown. The score was 31-20.

Seniors Quinn Western and Conley helped the defense keep the Scorpions from scoring, and the Eagles quickly got the ball back. Fletcher rushed for 15 yards with an amazing block by Logan Tignall. Morris and Conley hooked up for a 25-yard pass to the end zone for another touchdown, increasing the lead to 38-20.

Big offensive plays from Tignall, and Western, with help from Conley on defense, would help the Eagles extended their lead to 52-20.

Within the last two minutes of the game, Austin Kraisser scored the Eagles’ final touchdown, ending the game with a score of 59-20.

“We came out really intense in the second half,” said Fletcher, who rushed for a staggering 229 yards and had three touchdowns.  “We have a lot of experience, a lot of team chemistry; we know what to do.  We worked, we won.”