Centreville shutout White Pigeon 16-0 in Friday’s district semifinal football game, sending the unbeaten Bulldogs to a showdown next week with defending state champion Reading.
It was another slobber-knocker, much like the 14-8 Centreville win in week two. The Chiefs have given the Bulldogs their only competitive games so far this season, but the outstanding Centreville defense clamped down for a fifth shutout, holding WP to 109 yards. Centreville’s defense forced three turnovers with two interceptions and one fumble recovery.
Quarterback Sam Todd had 150 rushing yards for the Bulldogs and the lone first half score late in the second quarter on a one-yard run. Midway through the fourth, he found Tristan McElroy on a five-yard TD pass. Todd also led the Bulldog defense with nine tackles.
With the defeat, White Pigeon finishes the season at 4-3. Graduating seniors for the Chiefs are Yzack Hagen, Collin Mayville, Lee Murphy, Anthony Rubio, Haydon Steeb, Irving Luna, Nick Bucher, Chase Burkey, Johnathan Hagner, Dominick Pant, and Noah Lane.
Centreville improves to 7-0 and hosts two-time defending state champ Reading next week in the district final. The Rangers rolled Mendon 50-8 in their semifinal Friday.
Photos by Chris Carpenter
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CV: 1 yard run Sam Todd, 2PT pass Mason Lemings from Todd (1:02)
CV: 5 yard pass Tristan McElroy from Sam Todd, 2PT run Mason Lemings (8:32)
Total Yards: Centreville 223, WP 109
Passing: Centreville 19, WP 14
Rushing: Centreville 204, WP 95
First Downs: Centreville 15, WP 7
Turnovers: Centreville 0, WP 3
Penalties: Centreville 2-10, WP 1-5
Centreville Passing: Sam Todd 2-2, 19 yards, 1 TD
WP Passing: Daniel Jackson 3-7, 14 yards, 2 INT
Centreville Rushing: Sam Todd 150, 1 TD; Jared Spencer 29, Gunner Bunning 13, Matt Lorencz 6, Mason Lemings 6, Brylen Wyckoff 0
WP Rushing: Anthony Rubio 44, Lee Murphy 33, Dylan Carper 8, Collin Mayville 7, Daniel Jackson 5,
Centreville Receiving: Jared Spencer 1-14, Tristan McElroy 1-5, 1 TD
WP Receiving: Johnathon Hagner 1-9, Dominick Pant 1-7, Chris Jackson 1–2
Centreville Defense: Sam Todd 9 tck, 2 TFL; Jacob Spencer 5.5 tck, Jared Spencer 4 tck, 1.5 TFL, Colt Ferrier 4 tck, Gunner Bunning 3 tck, 0.5 TFL; Matt Lorencz 2.5 tck, 1 TFL; Ethan Brownridge 2.5 tck, 0.5 sack, 0.5 TFL; Jadon Brooks 2 tck, Clay Hall 1 tck, Tyler Swanwick 1 tck, 1 INT; Braylen Wyckoff 1 tck, Tristan McElroy 0.5 tck, 1 INT; Tyler Griggs 0.5 tck, 0.5 TFL, 0.5 sack, Ethan Gross 0.5 tck
WP Defense: Dylan Carper 12 tck, Collin Mayville 8.5 tck, Anthony Rubio 5.5 tck, Lee Murphy 4.5 tck, Dominick Pant 3 tck, Luke Gropp 2 tck, Chase Burkey 2 tck, Esteban Castro 1 tck, Johnathon Hagner 0.5 tck, Owen Keo 0.5 tck, Seth Miller 0.5 tck, Zak Meyer 0.5 tck
Records: Centreville 7-0, White Pigeon 4-3