Visiting Centennial scored a miracle touchdown on the final play of the first half, then scored two more TDs in the first 3½ minutes of the third quarter and Centennial went on to a 42-9 victory over Manzano on a toasty afternoon at Wilson Stadium.
Hawks senior quarterback Lance Frost threw for 226 yards and five touchdowns — three of them to Darren Rodriguez. It was the middle of those three scores that changed this game.
Centennial’s Joseph Hernandez kicked a 31-yard field goal with 10.6 seconds left before halftime, breaking a 7-all tie. Manzano QB Dakota Powell was picked off by Nathan Perez of the Hawks with 2 seconds left, at midfield, giving Centennial a chance at a desperation throw.
As the half ended, Frost went over the top, to Rodriguez, for a stunning half-ending touchdown.
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