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Centennial vs. Homewood Game

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

Photos: Shalini Malhotra and Zach Grable

Centennial hosted Homewood for the annual Centennial vs. Homewood game on Wednesday, March 22. Centennial’s team was made of up students from the Sports for Life classes. Eighteen Centennial students played: Shawn Atmar, John Bossom, Drew Burk, Stephen Cagas, Floyd Collier, Sean Cooley, Paul Drutch, Hamzah Elhabashy, Hudson Graves, Nick Haskins, Zane Haug, Justin Homassel, Alex Kartak, Andy Lee, Ammar Narmouq, Michael Pellegrini, Eli Ross, and Kevin Woo. The team was coached by Corey Eudell, Shawn Hill, Andrew Hohmann, Michael Kefyalew, and Sean Taylor.

Homewood quickly took the lead in the opening play of the game and continued to put points on the board. Centennial responded with strong passes and teamwork but was unable to take the lead. Centennial trailed 13-10 at the end of the first quarter.

During the second quarter, Collier started the Eagles off with a basket while Pellegrini and Burk also helped close the gap between the teams. Despite their best efforts, Centennial went into the locker room behind 23-17 at the half.

During halftime, Matthew Na energized the crowd with his halftime dance party. Centennial fed off this energy and was able to take the lead in the third quarter after Graves hit two foul shots. Homewood quickly responded with a three point shot and once again took the lead. The Eagles fought back, with Narmouq, Pellegrini, and Haug putting points on the scoreboard, but Homewood made impressive three point shots to keep them ahead. Centennial went into the fourth quarter behind 37-31.

The Eagles came out hard in the fourth quarter with Burk putting up two, Graves with four, and Haug with seven. However, the crowd agreed with emcees Meg Thompson and Rachel Mathew about Centennial’s lack of defense, and Homewood continued to score relentlessly.

Centennial ultimately fell to Homewood, 55-46. After the game, the teams participated in a dunking competition and a three-point contest where Centennial won the former and Homewood the latter.

 

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Boys’ Soccer Defeats Reservoir in First Round of Playoffs

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

On Thursday, October 27, Centennial Boys’ Varsity soccer defeated Reservoir in the first round of the 3A State Playoffs.

The Eagles quickly put numbers on the board when junior Nick Haskins scored in the first four minutes of the game. Less than thirty seconds later, senior Ammar Narmouq added another goal to the team’s lead.

The Eagles kept up their intensity and created many goal scoring opportunities. The defense held off the attacking Reservoir offense and match their physicality. At the end of the first half, Narmouq flicked the ball to junior Alex Keppler who finished it, putting the Eagles up 3-0.

During the second half, Reservoir came out determined to put a ball in the net. However, Narmouq scored again within the first four minutes of the half, scoring the Eagles fourth and final goal.

Centennial continued to play intense, but Reservoir was able to score late in the second half. The Eagles played their game and won 4-1.

The team’s next game will be at River Hill on Tuesday, November 1.

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Boys’ Soccer Falls to Hebron

Words: Zach Grossman

On Tuesday, October 4, 2016, the Centennial Boys’ Varsity Soccer team lost 3-1 to rival Mount Hebron at home.

Mount Hebron scored the first and only goal of the first half. Even though the Eagles were in a hole, they did not lose hope or intensity. Junior Nick Haskins dug the Eagles out when he had a follow up shot in which resulted in a goal. With both teams going back and forth fighting for victory, the Vikings ended up scoring shortly after the Eagles goal.

Mount Hebron unfortunately scored once more to seal the win. The Eagles’ next game is on October 6, 2016 at 5:30 at Wilde Lake High School.

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Boys’ Soccer Defeats Marriotts Ridge In Double Overtime

Words: Zach Grossman

On Tuesday, September 27, 2016 the Centennial Boys’ Varsity Soccer team had a thrilling 1-0 win over Marriotts Ridge High School in the second overtime.

The Eagles and Mustangs went back and forth the whole game and were evenly matched. After full regulation time was over, the game still tied.

In the first overtime, both teams still did not score so the game went to the second overtime. Within about two minutes of the second overtime, the Eagles had a great transition play and junior Nick Haskins had a powerful shot inside of the box which resulted in the game winning goal.

The Centennial Eagles Boys’ Varsity Soccer team’s next game is on Friday, September 30, at Hammond High School at 7:00 PM.

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Boys’ Soccer Defeats Long Reach

Words: Zach Grossman

On Tuesday, September 13, 2016, the Centennial High School Boys’ Varsity Soccer team defeated Long Reach 3-1.

Sophomores Nick Good, Nick Haskins, and senior Ammar Narmouq all scored for the Eagles. Good scored the first goal in the first few minutes of the game, however, Long Reach responded with lightning speed and tied the game 1-1. After the Eagles relaxed and began to play their game, the team took back control. Haskins had a striking goal off of a counterattack and Narmouq buried a perfect free kick from well beyond the eighteen. Junior goalkeeper Rohit Vepa also had eight game stops throughout the game.

The Eagles next game is at Howard High School on Friday, September 16, at 7:00pm.

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Boys’ Soccer Defeats Hebron in Third Round of Playoffs

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

Photos: Izzie Chausse

On Thursday, November 5, Centennial Boys’ Soccer defeated rival Mt. Hebron in the third round of playoffs. The game was intense and stressful; the win finally decided after two overtimes and penalty kicks.

Motivated by two heartbreaking losses in the previous playoff seasons, the Eagles came out as a dominant force, creating many offensive chances and clearing many of Hebron’s attacks.  Senior goalie EJ Fowler, senior defenders Bobby Nasafi and Tom Brown, and junior defender Ryan Maher kept Hebron’s offense off of the scoreboard for most of the first half.

On the offensive side, senior Michael Merkey and juniors Paul Drutch and Ammar Narmouq continuously beat the Hebron defense through expert passing and foot skill.

The Eagles struggled initially, but when once they found their rhythm, they quickly produced a goal.

At the 20 minute mark of the first half, Sophomore Nick Haskins dribbled past the Hebron defense and slid the ball past the goalie giving the Eagles a 1-0 lead. Though the Eagles continued to play hard, the Viking offense was able to get a goal with 8:24 left in the half.

The Eagles and Vikings were tied 1-1 at the half.

Entering the second half, both teams came out with a vengeance. As the fog moved in and covered the field, the crowd grew louder as the teams battled it out on the field. Narmouq and Merkey created many goal scoring opportunities but were unable to put any in. The Eagle defense stopped the Vikings’ momentum by heading out any crosses from our defensive third.

The game became physical as fatigue set in, but the boys continued to play hard. The Eagles hit many impressive free kicks but were unable to score until the last two minutes of the game when Narmouq took the ball down the left flank of the field and got the ball past the goalie.

With seconds left the Eagles were winning 2-1, but the Vikings continued to fight and were able to score with four seconds left.

The game was tied at 2-2 at the end of regulation.

Neither team scored in the first overtime and few chances were created on either side of the field.

During the second overtime, the Vikings had many close chances, but Fowler, Brown, and Maher kept the ball from going into the net. Haskins and Narmouq generated many offensive chances and won many corners for the team, but the Eagles remained scoreless. At the end of overtime, the teams were still tied and headed into PKs.

Centennial took the first PK,  and Merkey hit it past the keeper, but the Hebron player did the same.  Nasafi took the second kick, and scored, but the Vikings answered with a goal of their own. Junior Justin Breedlove took the third shot. The Hebron goalie guessed correctly and got a hand on the ball, but Breedlove hit the ball hard enough that it was able to go through. Hebron missed their third shot, giving the Eagles an edge. Narmouq scored on the fourth PK, and Hebron made another shot. Brown missed the fifth shot, but the Eagles were still up 4-3. With the game on the line, Fowler stepped up and saved the Vikings final shot, winning the game.  The Eagles quickly began to celebrate as the entire team ran to Fowler and jumped in a dog pile. After shaking hand with the Vikings, the Centennial fans sprinted onto the field to congratulate their team.

The Eagles will take on Atholton at home on Tuesday, November 10,  to compete for the Regional Title.

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Boys’ Soccer Senior Night

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

Photos: Hunter Hall

Boys’ Soccer faced Reservoir for their 2015 Senior Night on Friday, October 23. The team honored nine seniors: Shazabe Akhtar, Tom Brown, EJ Fowler, Josh Kim, Savya Konkalmatt, Ian McQuaid, Michael Merkey, Bobby Nasafi, and Phillip Vea. Along with the players, the team’s two managers, Samantha Courtemanche and Peyton Conley were also honored for their dedication to the team.

Centennial dominated the game, and the offense created many goal scoring opportunities. The Eagles were awarded many free kicks which put pressure on the Gator defense.

The Eagles quickly got a goal scored by junior Ammar Narmouq followed by a goal from sophomore Nick Haskins.

Fowler also kept the ball out of the goal, saving the few shots Reservoir generated. The Eagles ended the half with a 2-0 lead.

The lead quickly extended in the second half when Konkalmatt took a shot from the outside, and Merkey was able to finish on the rebound. The Eagles showed incredible speed and passing abilities throughout the entire field. Though they tried, the Gator forwards could not beat the solid Eagle defense.

Merkey scored another goal with 12 minutes left in the game. The final score was 4-0.

The Eagles finished third in the county with a 8-3 record. The Boys’ Soccer team will continue their season into the playoffs.

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