OKLAHOMA CITY — McLoud used a 28-0 third-quarter knockout punch to blast Centennial 42-14 Friday night.
The Redskins, 2-0, were up just 14-6 at the intermission but Centennial muffed consecutive high onside kicks, leading to McLoud touchdowns. Senior quarterback Trayce Abbott scored from four yards out, followed by a 38-yard scoring reception by Layne Phillips to up the Redskins’ advantage to 28-6.
Sophomore running back Damien Dye followed with scoring runs of 60 and 12 yards, putting Centennial in a 42-6 hole entering the final quarter.
Dye was McLoud’s leading rusher with over 100 yards.
Senior place-kicker Tanner Jordan converted all six of his extra-point kicks.
Dylan Nichols launched McLoud’s scoring by recovering a fumble in the end zone. Colton Kinnamon posted a 1-yard TD run to give McLoud a 14-0 advantage after one quarter.
“In the first half, we didn’t play well,” McLoud head coach Rusty Hall said. “In the second half, they decided to buckle down and get to work.”
McLoud, 2-0, will play at Perkins-Tryon Friday.