No. 4 Centennial (Corona, Calif.) downs Serra in playoff rematch

No. 4 Centennial (Corona, Calif.) downs Serra in playoff rematch

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No. 4 Centennial (Corona, Calif.) downs Serra in playoff rematch

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No. 4 Centennial (Corona, Calif.) had no trouble this time around with Serra (Gardena, Calif.)

Last fall, Centennial won the matchup 68-64 in a first-round playoff thriller on its way to winning the Pac 5 in the CIF Southern Section.

Saturday night, in the second game of the Honor Bowl doubleheader, Centennial opened the game with 49 unanswered points in a 52-13 victory. The Huskies had a 35-0 lead at halftime and the teams played with a running clock in the fourth quarter as Centennial played its reserves.

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Centennial got off to a good start as Javon McKinley took the opening kickoff from his own 15 to the Serra 1-yard line.

Centennial’s first four touchdowns were all 1-yard runs, three coming from Arizona commit J.J. Taylor, who had 115 yards rushing in the first half.

Serra played without quarterback Khalil Tate, who was ejected from last week’s game, although it is hard to see how significant a difference he could have made, given the onslaught. Jalani Eason threw TD passes for Serra’s two scores and finished with 242 yards passing.

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