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Saturday, October 4, 2014

14 Football Game 5 - Centralia 34, Sequim 28 (OT)

Centralia stops Sequim in overtime 34-28

October 4th, 2014 - 1:00am

(Sequim) -- Centralia's defense rose up for a stop of Sequim's Chris Whitaker on a 4th-and-1 play in overtime, preserving the Tigers 34-28 non-league win over the Wolves Friday night.
Tied at 28 after regulation play, the Tigers drove the 25 yards for the go ahead score in 4 plays, capped by fullback Javon Brager's 3-yard run that gave the Evergreen League visitors a 34-28 advantage.
Riley Christensen's PAT kick was wide left, leaving the door open for Sequim.
Whitaker got 5 yards on the first play of Sequim's possession, but the Wolves bungled into 2 penalties on successive plays -- an illegal procedure and a delay of game -- backing the hosts into a 2nd-and-15 from the Tigers 30.
Quarterback Miguel Moroles found 6-4 receiver Bailey Earley on a square in pattern to the Tiger 17, giving Sequim two downs to pick up two yards for a first down.
On third down, Moroles gained a yard, setting up a 4th-and-1 at the Tiger 16. Whitaker was met by a host of Centralia tacklers, setting off jubilation among Tigers on the field and sidelines.
Speedy Kerner gave Centralia early lead
Lightning fast slotback Gavin Kerner put Centralia on the board first on a quick fire pass into the middle from quarterback Joe Aliff, Kerner tipping the ball to himself for a catch and a 65 yard touchdown with 8:30 to go in the opening stanza -- 7-0 Tigers.
Sequim (3-2) tied the contest at 7 after Moroles hit Earley down the right sideline for 38 yards and the equalizing score.
The Wolves tallied again for a 14-7 lead with 12 seconds left in the first quarter on Whitaker's 5 yard scamper.
It was all Centralia in the second period, the Tigers crossing the Sequim goal line three times.
Kerner scored on a 37-yard slotback reverse, tying the affair at 14 with 7:47 left.
Brager, a 6-0, 210 pound bruiser, blasted 33 yards with 4:25 to go, making it 21-14 Tigers.
Centralia (4-1) finished the first half scoring with :35 seconds left from the bag of tricks, wide receiver Nolan Wasson passing from a reverse to slotback Jacob Monohan for 22 yards and a Tigers touchdown.
The visitors went to the locker room ahead 28-14.
Third quarter comeback for Sequim
The Wolves adjusted in the second half to hold Centralia scoreless in regulation play, staying at home to shut down the fullback dive and controlling the speedy Kerner from the slotback position.
Sequim tallied twice in the third quarter -- a 20-yard Moroles scoring strike to Dylan Lott with 8:43 left and a 9 yard wingback reverse to Ethan Richmond with 5:02 to go -- knotting the score at 28.
Scoreboard fails
An equipment failure caused the final 3:38 of regulation and overtime to be played without the stadium scoreboard.
The final 17:02 of regulation was scoreless, sending the contest into a Kansas tiebreaker with each team getting a possession beginning at their opponents 25-yard line.
Next week
Centralia will visit Tumwater in an Evergreen League tilt Friday, while Sequim hosts North Mason for an Olympic League scrap and the Wolves annual Homecoming game.
Scoring by Quarters:
Cen - 07 21 00 00 06 -- 34
Seq - 14 00 14 00 00 -- 28
Scoring Summary:
1st quarter:
2nd quarter:
3rd quarter:
Overtime:

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