First quarter thoughts: DLS is throwing the book at Centennial. The Spartans have used trickery, they’ve used the QB to block, they’ve been impressive but the score is only 7-7. This is going to be one heckuva game people.
First quarter (DLS drive): For the record, Ryan Bass looks like he’s already in college when you see him on TV. Romaine’s kickoff is a touchback and now the DLS offense will have a chance to show its stuff for real. Ball on the 20. Wayne on the option right and Vontaze Burfict was waiting for him. Ball on the 23 after a gain of 3. 2nd and 7. MacGillivray into the game at QB. Perio was open in the middle of the field but he tried for Czyz downfield and missed him long. Throw wasn’t close. 3rd and 7. MacG still at QB. Slip screen to Carrie and DLS has a first down. Carrie took a lickin and kept on tickin! Ball on the 34. Wayne in at QB. Pica goes left and he’s stacked up at the line. Loss of one. 2nd and 11 from the 33. Dive by Pica and there’s not much there. Ball on the 37 and it’ll be 3rd and 7. MacG in the shotgun. Pass to Noah Perio, who gets the first down and we’ll tack on a face mask. And I’m talking the big kind. 15 yard penalty and DLS will get the ball on the Centennial 41. MacG still at QB but now under center. Kylan Butler dishing a little punishment to the Centennial linebackers but he only gets 3 yards. 2nd and 7 from the 38. Travis Carrie on the reverse and guess what? MacGillivray with the lead block! Carrie dashes to the 5 yard line and DLS is in business. We saw that play in practice yesterday and it looked even better today. 1st and goal from the 5. Timeout DLS. Wayne on the option and he read the play too slowly. Tackled for a loss of three back to the 8. 2nd and goal. End of the quarter. Could you ask for anything better than this? END OF FIRST QUARTER: DLS 7, Centennial 7.
Touchdown thoughts: That was exactly what Centennial needed. The Huskies came right back and punched DLS in the mouth with a long, sustained drive. Bass only broke one long run too. Seems like the main challenge for DLS tonight is going to be how it keeps contain on Matt Scott because he can really scoot. Drive was 13 plays, 80 yards. Nobody said this was going to be easy, right?
First quarter (Centennial drive): Amack’s adrenaline is going as he booms a line-drive touchback. Ball on the Centennial 20 to start the drive. Scott keeps the ball on the option right and he’s got a first down. Ball on the 38. 18 yard gain. 1st down for the Huskies. Bass gets the option run and he’s driven out by Blair Wishom and Travis Carrie. Gain of 1. 2nd and 9 from the 39. Scott gets through a potential tackle by Amack in the backfield and he’s down to the Huskies’ 46. 3rd and 2. Bass gets to the second level and a big run from the Arizona-bound senior. 1st down from the DLS 35. 19 yards on the run. False start will back Centennial up five yards. 1st and 15 from the 40. Shovel pass to Bass, stripped by Amack but Bass got it back. Ball on the 35. 2nd and 10. Amack is EVERYWHERE right now. Option right to Bass and he’s got a first down. Ball on the 25. 10 yard gain on the play. Bass up the middle to the 17. 8 yard gain. 2nd and 2. Scott on the keeper and he paid for it. Jensen and Vigney in on the stop. 3rd and 2. Bass up the middle. He’s got a first down but DLS is driving everyone backwards right now. That bodes well for the Spartans later. 1st and 10 from the 14. Scott scrambles right and Wishom tackles him out of bounds. Ball on the 7 and it’s 2nd and 3. Bass gets to the 5 but not more. 3rd and 1. Scott keeper and he’s got a first down. First and goal from the 2. Bass into the right side of the line and he’s in. Very good drive for the Huskies. PAT by Trevor Romaine is good. Score: DLS 7, Centennial 7.
Touchdown thoughts: Chace and I were discussing what the best scenario would be for DLS to begin the game and the thought of an interception didn’t really cross our minds. Travis Carrie made a great individual play by tipping it to himself and the offense took care of the rest. DLS has the momentum early.
First quarter (DLS drive): Carry took the INT 46 yards to the Centennial 13. Tito Pica carries down to the 5 from the 13 for an 8-yard gain. Kylan Butler into the line to the 2. First and goal DLS. Butler again down to the 1. 2nd and goal. Wayne over right guard and DLS strikes first. 1-yard plunge by Wayne and the Spartans are up. Garrett Biel on for the PAT and it’s good (great hold by Alex Aronson). Score: DLS 7, Centennial 0 (6:56 remaining in 1st quarter)
First quarter (Centennial drive): Centennial tried a double-reverse handoff on the kickoff and it went nowhere. Kenneth Anderson ended up with it and went down at the 13. Ryan Bass on the carry and Amack on the tackle. 2nd and 7. Scott to Beasley for 8 yards and a first down. Bass to the 30. 2nd and 4. Bass met at the line by Dominic Russo and Andrew Garaventa. 3rd and 2 from the 33. Bass on the option run and Amack shut it down. He didn’t even hit Bass, he hit his blocker INTO Bass. Crazy spot and Centennial got a first down. Ball on the 34. Bass on the carry to the 38. 2nd and 6. Option again and Bass is tackled by Michael Jensen. DLS has the option figured out so far. Ball on the 35. 3rd and 9. Scott on the scramble for a first down but an illegal shift negates the play. Brings up 3rd and 15 from the 30. Scott to Marvray for a first down. Big time throw right there. Ball on the Centennial 49. First down. Bass into the line for maybe two or three yards. Brings up second and 7 from the DLS 48. Ball tipped into the air and PICKED OFF by Travis Carrie. Carrie with a big return and the first big play of the day has happened.