Centennial’s Camrin Carty blocked an extra point with 35 seconds left to preserve a 21-20 win over Milton on Thursday.
On the previous play, Milton quarterback Colin McElroy scrambled in the pocket on fourth down and threw a touchdown pass to Ryan Jenkins over the middle. However, Carty prevented the tie by charging up the middle and leaping for the block.
It was a stunning win for Centennial, which trailed 14-0 at halftime and then rallied for three straight touchdowns.
Centennial quarterback Jimmy Meyer ran for a 6-yard touchdown, followed by Zietrick Smith’s 25-yard scoring run for a 14-14 tie.
Centennial’s Cyril Teal scored what turned out to be the game-winning touchdown on a 27-yard run in the fourth quarter.
Milton scored on its first offensive series of the game, with Treyvon Paulk breaking free for a 57-yard touchdown. Paulk is starting at running back in place of Peyton Barber, who is out with an ankle injury. Barber has early offers from Clemson and Central Florida.
On third down and short in the second quarter, McElroy dropped back to pass, didn’t see anybody open, and raced down the middle of the field for the long 50-yard touchdown and 14-0 advantage.