When a good high school offense gets on a roll, it can be awfully hard to stop. That was the case for Corona Centennial (Calif.) High over the past two weeks, but even the Huskies would have had a hard time predicting their run of dominance. As pointed out by Eric Sondheimer of the Los Angeles Times, across two weeks, the Huskies scored on 19 straight possessions -- including nine straight touchdowns -- in back-to-back routs of Corona (Calif.) and Eastvale Roosevelt (Calif.) Highs."It's just impressive what they can do," Roosevelt coach Bill Stacy told the Riverside Press-Enterprise.
Evidently Stacy is a fan of understatement.
As one might expect, the points put up by Centennial across the two games were positively astounding. The Huskies scored 82 points against crosstown rival Corona, then racked up 63 against Roosevelt before ending their consecutive scoring drives streak by taking a knee in the fourth quarter on Thursday.
Undefeated at 10-0 -- and No. 6 in last week's RivalsHigh rankings before the rout of Roosevelt -- Corona's offense has proven that it can stack up with the nation's best. Against Roosevelt, quarterback Michael Eubank, at right, passed for 224 yards and three touchdowns, while running back Barrington Collins carried the load of the Huskies offense with 192 yards on 23 carries.
The most stirring thing about the 63 points Centennial scored on Thursday was the fact that they came on nine touchdowns ... on nine straight possessions. The Huskies offense was literally perfect right up to the point when backup quarterback Robert Webber took a knee to end the contest (though he didn't do that until he had completed three passes himself).
"Sure, it would be cool to stay in there and pad your stats," Collins told the Press-Enterprise. "But that's not what we're doing. We're not selfish. This is all about team success."
Let's see if we can get this straight: The Huskies score 63 points when they're not padding their stats. Just think what would happen if they were trying to rack up a huge score.
Wait, never mind, that's what happened against Corona. If Centennial keeps scoring at its current pace, scoreboard operators may have to start thinking of ways to use a third digit on one side of the scoreboard.
- Corona Centennial