The Centralia Panthers defeated Macon 34-18 Friday night to remain undefeated in Clarence Cannon Conference play, and it sets up a conference title showdown at Palmyra next week. The Panthers recovered the opening kickoff after a Macon muff, and they only took four plays to go on top.
Scott Lunte with the call on Glory 97 and centralmoinfo.com. Hunter proceeded to an unofficial 185 yards on 29 carries in the win. Centralia quarterback Beau Gordon followed Hunter’s performance with a 1, 3, 8, and 4-yard rushing scores. Macon found the offense in the second half with a 48-yard touchdown run by junior running back Trevin Shrum. In the fourth quarter, the Tigers brought in Mykel Linear under center and he rushed for a 12-yard touchdown run and connected with Boston Douglas for another 12-yard score. Centralia coach Tyler Forsee says the offensive line had another great performance.
Forsee said getting off to the quick start was key.
Forsee was referring to Linear and junior wide receiver Chrisjen Riekeberg. The two connected for 100 yards in the second half. Tigers coach Jameson Allen said they took the leash off Linear.
Macon falls to 2-4 and faces Clark County in their regular season finale next week. Centralia is now 7-0 and 4-0 in conference play. Next weeks game at Palmyra will be on Superstation KRES. You can hear more from Forsee and Allen below:
Centralia coach Tyler Forsee:
Macon coach Jameson Allen: