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Centura Youth Football:  There will be a Centura Youth Football meeting and sign-up on Monday, August 20th at 6pm in the Cafeteria.  All students in grades Kindergarten through 6th grade interested in participating in the Centura Youth Football program should attend with a parent or guardian.  New this year, all students in grades Kindergarten through 4th grade will participate in a flag football league.  All students in grades 5th and 6th will participate in a tackle football league.

Football scrimmage CANCELLED

Due to our opening game being changed to Thursday night next week the Centura Football team lost a day of preparation for the opener. This has forced us to make changes in how we usually finish our fall camp; there will be NO public practice/scrimmage tonight at Centura as we have moved to the game week game-planning phase of our preparation. We can’t thank all of you enough for coming out to see us practice last week. The guys have worked incredibly hard and are ready to go to Genoa and beat Twin River next Thursday night at 7:00pm. Lets ALL show up to the volleyball scrimmage and BBQ tonight and enjoy some great Centura Pride!!

Coach Baker

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Centura falls to 3-1 on the season

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 is the Grand Island Independent Athlete of the Week!

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.

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Centura Football Remains Undefeated at 3-0

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.

Centura Football Featured in Huskerland Prep Magazine

Article by. Bob Jensen

Team: Centura

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.

Team Leaders:

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?