Centerville put the “We want C-Ville” chants to rest on Friday night when they rolled past Northeastern 49-0 on Homecoming. The packed house at Centerville gave the Bulldogs all the energy they needed in their blowout victory. Centerville got off to a late scoring start but once they struck late in the first quarter they did not look back scoring 49 straight points.
It was a back and forth early first quarter as each team exchanged a drive with the football. Centerville capitalized on their second drive late in the first quarter when Devin Frazier broke a big touchdown run of 36 yards. This was Frazier’s sixth rushing touchdown on the season. Centerville ended the first quarter with the 7-0 advantage.
Centerville got things started early in the second quarter as within the first minute of the quarter the Bulldogs ran a trick play for a score. Bryce Robertson came off the reversal rolling to his right and throwing on the run connecting with Nathan Dickenson for 27 yard score. This was Dickenson’s third receiving touchdown of the season. Bulldogs now led the Knights 14-0.
Centerville’s defense came out strong again forcing another Knights punt. Centerville then put together a power drive capped off by a Jamari Pamplin one yard touchdown run (Jamari’s eighth TD run of the season). This made it 21-0 Dogs. Centerville then struck on special teams with an onside kick by Jake Erbse which was recovered by the Bulldogs. Centerville drove deeper into Knights territory where Javontae Pamplin capped off the drive with a 10 yard touchdown run (Second of the season for Javontae). Centerville now had a dominant lead late in the second quarter 28-0.
Bulldogs then forced a stop as the game clock ticked under a minute and got great field position after a turnover on downs by the Knights. After Jake Tinkle connected on a pass to Javontae Pamplin to get them down to the 4 yard line, Tinkle pushed one across the goal line on a quarterback draw from 4 yards out. Centerville now led 35-0 going into halftime.
Centerville received the kickoff in the second half and made the Knights pay. Centerville capped off the drive by a Jamari Pamplin 35 yard touchdown run, his second of the game and ninth on the season. Centerville now led 42-0 early third quarter. The running clock was in play here in the second half as the clock ticked away in the third quarter. Centerville forced another punt by the Knights and got the ball midway in the third quarter.
Jake Tinkle and the Bulldogs marched down the field again as Tinkle connected with Jamari Pamplin on 8 yard touchdown pass. This was Tinkle’s ninth touchdown pass on the season and Mari’s third touchdown reception. Centerville now led 49-0 as the third quarter was nearing expiring. Centerville’s defense shut the Knights down the rest of the game as the clocked ticked its way all the way down to the end of all four quarters. Both teams exchanged drives and turnovers in the fourth quarters by their reserves. Centerville took the Homecoming win 49-0 over the Knights.
The key takeaways for this game is that the Bulldogs continue to show that they are for real. Week in and week out the Bulldogs offense and defense continue to impress. Still only allowing 22 total points in 4 conference games. The Defense has showed out for the Bulldogs picking up right where they left off last season. The Senior leaders on this team keep the defense in check and focused every week. The defense never let Carson Terrell to get settled in the pocket or on the run. Terrell had very little time to get the football out due to the Bulldogs pass rush. The Bulldog’s secondary also stepped up as they had multiple pass defenses all night.
Another big takeaway was Jake Tinkle continues to impress at Quarterback. The sophomore starter has a QBR over 145 on the season. Jake has thrown for 9 touchdowns with 0 interceptions on the season. The three headed monster of Devin Frazier, Jamari Pamplin, and Javontae Pamplin continue to run through their competition as they combine for 17 rushing touchdowns on the season. Knights never quit, they played hard all the way to the final horn. This was the Knights best test of the season to date. Although they did give up 49 points, this was only the second time this season the Bulldogs were held to under 50 points.
Northeastern now moves to 3-3 on the season and 3-3 in TEC play. Northeastern now sits in 4th place in the Tri-Eastern Conference Standings. Northeastern will have a week off from conference play when they take on Shenandoah on Friday night. Shenandoah is 3-2 on the season, coming off a big win over Hagerstown 42-0. Carson Terrell will look to get the Knights back on track offensively next week at home.
Centerville now moves to 5-0 on the season and 4-0 in TEC action. Centerville atop the Tri-Eastern Conference Standings will travel to take on the 3rd place Union County Patriots who are 3-2 on the season. Union County did not play this week. Bulldogs are two wins away from locking up the TEC crown. Centerville’s next three opponents include Union County (3-2), Union City (4-2), and Knightstown (1-4).
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