CIF SS Football: Centennial Home to Face JSerra Catholic in the Division 1 Championship Playoff Opener Friday


The Huskies Focused on Winning Another Sectional Championship in 2016

14218010_10154526089069914_1247039528_nThe Huskies will be home Friday night to open the CIF Southern Section Division 1 Championship Playoffs against JSerra. The Huskies finished the season ranked second in the most recent Division 1 Polls. Centennial is 9-1 overall and won it’s seventh consecutive Big VIII League Championship last week.14331573_10154544650259914_1997850593_n

The Huskies are led by quarterback Tanner McKee The junior has thrown for 2617yards  and 24 touchdowns. He has also run for 377 yards and 10 scores. His favorite receivers are seniors Justin Fisher, Troy Spencer, Xavier Marshall and junior Manual Allen.

Miles Reed is the “go-to” running back for Centennial. His O-Lne, consisting of Billiy Lutui, Solo Vaipulo, Punahou Mahelona, Tyler Wells, and Jacob Jankoviak has opened up gaping holes. The senior has gained 1626 yards on 206 carries and scored 27 touchdowns. The Huskies also have sophomores Thomas Kinslo and Octavio Cortez waiting in the wings.14138539_10154503772764914_615019488_n

The defense Seleti Fevaleaki, Jaylan Shaw and linebacker Cameron Pitcher.

JSerra Catholic ended the regular season with a 5-5 record and finished tied for last place with Servite in the powerful Trinity League, Junior quarterback Matt Robinson leads the Lion attack The junior has thrown for 1882 yards and 17 TDs. He has also run the ball 88 times and gained 438 yards and 5 touchdowns.14171854_10154503749254914_1881695023_n

Senior Nick Callen moves the chains on the ground for JSerrra. He has gained 551 yards on 144 carries. Senior Riley O’Brien leads the Lions offense with 43 catches for 534 yards. Junior Tristan West and sophomores Tank Luckett and Thomas Huff are dangerous receivers and also  Robinson’s favorite targets.

Senior Ryan Hickey, junior TJ Medina and sophomores Calvin Mouisset ans Shawn Nielson anchor the Lions defense. Sophomore Victor Clanton leads the Lions with 9 sacks and junior Eli Jefferson has 3 interceptions for Jserra.

Photos by Metre Anthony