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?

Centura Football Team Moves to 2-0

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.

CCV Softball

Softball

 

Central City 8, CCV 0

The Lady Diamonds took on state ranked Central City in the first game at Central City last Thursday and were defeated by Central City 8 to 0.

Pitcher Kilee Ackles had the Diamonds only hit, while pitching a 7 hitter, walking only one and hitting one batter.

CCV 7, St Paul 5

In their second game at Central City last Thursday the Lady Diamond picked up their fifth win of the season with a7 to 5 win over St Paul.

Shelby Behnk was the winning pitcher allowing only 2 hits, while walking 5, hitting one batter and striking out 2.

CCV had 8 hits. Catcher Ragan Wood had 3 singles. Kilee Ackles added two hits, a triple and a single.

Shelby Behnk and Reilly Young each had doubles, with Molly Nitsch having a single.

Lexington 10, CCV 4

Saturday at Cairo, Lexington picked up a 10 to 4 win over Centura/Central Valley.

CCV scored one run in the first inning as Kilee Ackles walked, Shelby Behnk was hit by a pitch. Ackles advanced to third base on a pickoff attempt on Behnk and scored on a ground out by Brylee Barr.

CCV added 2 runs in the third inning as with one out Brylee Barr and Allyson Dugan each singled and scored on a double by Reilly Young.

CCV got their final run in the seventh inning as Kilee Ackles reached base on an error, Shelby Behnk walked, Brylee Barr reached base on a fielder’s choice and Ackles scored on a ground out by Allyson Dugan.

CCV had 6 hits. Shelby Budde had a double, while Kilee Ackles, Brylee Barr, Allyson Dugan, Reilly Young and Samantha Sokol each had singles. Shelby Behnk reached base three times, being hit by a pitch and walking twice.

Kilee Ackles pitched 4 1/3 inning allowing 8 hits, walking 4 and striking out 1. Shelby Behnk pitched the final 2 2/3 innings allowing 1 hit, walking 2, hitting 1 batter and striking out 2.

Lex       230 320 0 = 10 9 0

CCV     103 000 1 = 4 6 5

Articles written by John Smyth

Centura Student Council Off and Running!

Centura CenturionThe Centura Student Council is 23 members strong, with their focus on Teens in the Driver Seat, service projects, Veterans’ Day Program, Jeans for Troops, and Toys for Tots this school year.  Officers are Makenna Lemburg, President; Emily Krolikowski, Vice-President; and Grace McDonald, Secretary.  Seatbelt safety will be their focus in Sept./Oct., observing students as they arrive at school, and placement of posters, as well as ads on Centura Vision.

The student council selected “Celebrate the Night” as the theme for Homecoming Week Sept. 25-Oct. 1.  The week will begin with a parade at 6 pm on Sun. Sept. 25th, Spirit Week Dress-Up Days Sept. 26-30, football game vs. Loup City/Arcadia on Friday, Sept. 30th, and the Homecoming Dance on Saturday Oct. 1st.  Coronation ceremony will be at 8:00 pm, with the dance following from 8:30-11:30 pm.

Centura Football is 1-0

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.

Kitchen Manager and Cook needed at Centura

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Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children?  Do you seek professional growth?  If so, personnel are now being hired by Opaa! for a kitchen manager and cook.  These positions are open for the Centura Child Nutrition Program.

Do you have a Can-Do Will-Do attitude?

Do you have a Passion to Serve Others?

Do you like to have Fun with a Purpose?

Opaa! wants you to join our team to deliver nutritious home cooked meals to our students.  Great opportunity for someone initially seeking up to 7.5 hours daily.

Opportunities for additional hours and career advancement, if interested, as skills are developed.

Must be at least 18 years of age.  HS diploma or GED preferred; or up to one month related experiences and training.  Opaa! offers competitive wages, merit increases, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, advancement opportunities, free meals, and no summer work.

Interested applicants please e-mail your resume to: jlauritsen@centuraps.org

Or come by the High School to pickup an application.

Opaa! is an Equal Opportunity Employer