Prior to last Friday's varsity football game, Centralia was undefeated and host Louisiana was still searching for its' initial victory of 2017.
The Panther's weren't in a giving mood, either, outscoring Louisiana 21-0 in the first quarter and 19-6 in the second to go up 40-6 at halftime on their way to winning 55-6 in Clarence Cannon Conference action. Having also outscored it's hosts 7-0 in the third and 8-0 in the fourth, Centralia racked up 288 rushing yards and 105 passing yards for 393 total yards. On defense it also allowed 86 yards by air and six yards on the ground for 92 total yards.
Setting the example for the Panther's with his best game of the season was quarterback Clayton Simkins at 9-for-14 for 105 yards and two scores, Kaiden Davenport ran the ball four times for 66 yards and a pair of touchdowns and made two catches for 11 yards and a score and Trey Owens added three rushes for 31 yards and a touchdown.
Tyler Dorman also ran the ball twice for 69 yards, Dominick Berck had nine rushes for 55 yards and Gus Stidham came through with two receptions for 26 yards and a score.
Stidham also proved to be the Panther's big man on defense with a team-high eight tackles and a fumble recvoery, Owens made six defensive stops and recovered a fumble and posting five tackles each were Chris Hicks and Grafton Litrell, who recovered a fumble, as well. Davenport also put up four defensive stops, Jared Holman and AJ Tuggle laid down three tackles each and Simkins was good for a defensive stop and an interception.
Special teams didn't disappoint for Centralia, either, as Mike Donaldson charted a 75-yard kickoff return.
The Panthers, 2-1 overall, host Brookfield on Friday.