Elementary parents, your child will be bringing home a booklet to be filled out with addresses of people you know. Each completed booklet will earn $5.50 for the elementary. All you have to do is fill out each booklet and have your child bring it back to school. There is no selling of any products. Each coupon filled out will be mailed to the address and those that receive it will have an option to buy magazines, but are not required to if they choose not to. This is not mandatory, but each booklet will help raise money for extra fun things students will do at school this year. Students that bring back their booklets will get a small prize and be entered to win a Minnion robot. Thank you for your help.
The Centura football team suffered their first loss of the season to Hershey by a score of 14-18. The Centurions led the entire game until the last 42 seconds, when Hershey dropped back to pass on 4th and 9 and hit their receiver in the end zone.
This was a tough loss for the Centurions, but they battled very hard against a top 10 opponent.
The Centurions were led by Kaleb Johnson who ran for a team high 128 yards. Willy Packer caught two touchdown passes from Jose Guzman. The second touchdown put Centura up 14-6 in the 4th quarter, but that score would not hold up in the end.
Centura starts district play this week by taking on Central City at home on September 23rd.
Kaleb Johnson was name the Grand Island Independent Athlete of the Week for his outstanding performance against Bayard on September 9th. Kaleb had 230 yards http://www.eta-i.org/cialis.html rushing, 4 touchdowns and 11 tackles. Way to go Kaleb!!!! Follow the link to see Kaleb’s video.
Congratulations to Mrs. Heather Evans and Mrs. Julie Otero for being the Centura District staff members of the week.
Mrs. Evans is always willing to work with and help teachers. She is faithful in her work with students. Mrs. Evans doe her best to make sure staff and students are treated fairly. Mrs. Evans is a great problem solver. Most of all Mrs. Evans is a caring staff member.
Mrs. Otero is Fun, Firm, Fair, and Faithful. She works tirelessly to provide the best educational opportunities possible for ALL Centura students! Big or small, from wealth or from poverty, and non-dependent upon race or gender…she provides safe, secure environments for ALL kids to thrive in! Thanks for all you do, Mrs. Otero!
Congratulations to Kelli Eriksen for being named the Centura staff member of the week. Mrs. Eriksen is dedicated to her job, despite any obstacles that may exist. We are proud of Mrs. Eriksen and the job she does for Centura students.
The Centura football team remained undefeated by routing the Bayard Tigers 46-0 Friday night. The Centurions did most of their damage in the first half by scoring 30 points, with 24 of those coming in the first quarter.
On the night, Centura ran the ball for 566 yards. Kaleb Johnson led the team with 235 yards, Jose Guzman added 206 and Tyler Gates ran for 91 yards respectively.
The Centurion defense led the way by pitching a shutout and holding Bayard to 107 yards of total http://pharmacy-no-rx.net/cialis_generic.html offense. The defense added two interceptions and a fumble recovery. The defense was led by Kaleb Johnson with 9 total tackles and Heath Hostetler with 7 total tackles.
Centura is currently the #1 offense in class C-2, averaging 431 yards per contest. The defense is also in the top 3 by only giving up 92 yards of offense.
The Centurions look to keep their winning streak going when they play Hershey this coming Friday at Hershey.
Article by. Bob Jensen
Head Coach: HC Larry Baker:Team chemistry and work ethic – these kids are willing to grind extremely hard and have done so all summer. When we have gotten in spots of adversity, like having 10 fumbles in our first game, there was no panic – no finger pointing – no blame – nothing but an extreme confidence that we would win. When (in Centura’s opening win) Kimball took the lead with six minutes left in the third quarter, our kids had ZERO fear that they were going to lose the game. That comes from a solid belief in their coaches, in each other and in themselves. That belief is not born, it’s earned and they’ve earned it. Lastly, what’s worked these first two weeks, is that we have been able to run the ball and we have been effective at stopping the run.
We’re Better Than That: Coach Baker: It takes years to build a program and make it your own, and one of the things you have to do is build a cohesive staff. Cory Bohling, Scott Korinek, Roger Wooden Jr., and Chris Bode have done an amazing job in giving a 12 month commitment to Centura’s football program. We have good kids at Centura, and the 44 members of this football team will do what they are told to do, they will work as hard as they are asked to work. The important piece is to have a coaching staff that can tell them the right things to do and build positive relationships with them. This group of coaches has done that; therefore, the kids are more prepared on game day.
Jose Guzman is our starting QB and strong safety. Jose is a returning All-District player, a fabulous athlete and QB, he’s a do-it-all guy from the locker room to the weight room to the football field.
Kaleb Johnson is our starting Mike Linebacker and tailback. Played most of his career at offensive tackle and D-end, last year becoming an All-District player. Kaleb hasn’t missed a 6 a.m. workout in almost two years.
Peyton McCord is simply a football playing Jesse – he’s absolutely as tough as they come, a great wrestler, a great student and National Honor Society member and can flat find the football on defense as he was an All-District player last year.
Justin Lindell is 6-3, 245 pounds and one of the five fastest guys on the team. He is a force to be reckoned with on both sides of the ball.
Willy Packer at running back is a 13’6” pole vaulter having a great season on the football field. And, with a name like Willy how can you go wrong?
The Centura JV football team went to Gibbon on September 6th and won in convincing fashion 28-14. All players had the opportunity for a lot of playing time and each one made the most of it. The next JV contest will be October 3rd at home vs. Ravenna.
The Centura football team has not been 2-0 since 2003 and after a convincing win on Friday night vs. the Wood River Eagles, Centura has erased the long drought.
The Centurions defeated the Eagles by a resounding score of 53-6, making it the first time Centura has topped 50 points since 2000. The first half started out well with Centura building a 23-0 lead on the feet of Jose Guzman and Kaleb Johnson, both scored rushing touchdowns and Johnson added an interception return for a touchdown in the 1st quarter. Wood River did respond with a touchdown pass and the score was 23-6 at the half.
Centura came out on fire in the 2nd half scoring 30 points. Johnson added two more TD’s on the ground for the Centurions and Sophomore Noah Wooden added an interception for a TD and a long TD run.
It was a great night for the offense and defense. Centura had three 100 yard rushers on the night. Wooden had 105, Johnson had 104 and Guzman had 103. The defense held the Eagles to under 100 total yards, making it the second straight week they have held their opponent under 100 yards. For the season, Centura is averaging 366 yards per contest and giving up only 83.
The Centurions will be in action this Friday at home against Bayard. Kickoff will be at 7:00.
The Centura varsity football team traveled 150 miles to North Platte to take on the Kimball Longhorns. The long drive back was a happy one for the Centurions, as they defeated the Longhorns 14-6. The first half ended in a 0-0 tie as both teams turned the ball over multiple times. The 2nd half started much the same way the 1st half went, as the two teams traded turnovers. Kimball was the first to reach the end zone on a 26 yard pass, the 2-point conversion failed. It didn’t take long for the Centurions to strike back. Willie Packer took the kickoff down inside the 25 yard line. From there Jose Guzman scored on a 1-yard plunge, the drive was capped off with a successful 2-point conversion from Kaleb Johnson. The Centurion defense came through, as it had all night, when Jose Guzman intercepted a pass and took it back to the end zone for a touchdown. The 2-point conversion was no good. The Centura defense had to step up one last time in the closing minutes. Kimball was able to drive to the Centura 17 yard line and on 4th and 17 they broke up a long pass in the end zone.
Overall it was a tough battle, but the Centurions remained committed for 48 minutes to come away with a terrific win.
Centura is 1-0 and will travel to Wood River next Friday night.