CENTERVILLE – It’s every high school football team’s goal to play well and pick up a victory in front of the Homecoming crowd. The Centerville football team did both on Friday night during a 56-14 win over Fort Madison.

It was apparent right away that Centerville was the dominant team in the contest as the Big Reds drove the ball down the field and scored the first touchdown of the game on a three-yard run by Wallace Carter just one minute into play.

The Centerville scoring parade continued as the Big Reds hit paydirt four more times in the first quarter, building a 35-0 lead after one quarter of play.

The Big Reds continued to play near flawless football in the second quarter, tacking on 21 more points, taking a comfortable 56-0 lead into halftime.

Fort Madison manufactured two touchdowns early in the third quarter but couldn’t score again as Centerville cruised to a 56-14 victory.

Kyle Kauzlarich rushed for 125 yards and a touchdown to lead Centerville while throwing two more TDs to receiver Jason Conrad. Wallace Carter and Cody Susin added two rushing scores each for the Big Reds.

“Our kids came out fired up and ready to go,” commented Centerville head coach Travis Sell. “I was a little bit worried about Homecoming but the kids really came out focused and did what they were supposed to do. We showed our new look of Big Red football.”

Centerville (3-4, 2-3) travels to Mount Pleasant on Friday.

Centerville 56,

Fort Madison 14

Ft. Mad 0 0 14 0 - 14

Cville 35 21 0 0 - 56

Scoring summary

First quarter

C – Wallace Carter 3 yard run (Virgil Shondel kick good).

C– Kyle Kauzlarich 76 yard run (Shondel kick good).

C – Cody Susin 24 yard run (Shondel kick good).

C – Jason Conrad 19 yard pass from Kauzlarich (Shondel kick good).

Second quarter

C – Carter 3 yard run (Shondel kick good).

C – Susin 4 yard run (Shondel kick good).

C – Conrad 38 yard pass from Kauzlarich (Shondel kick good).

Third quarter

F – Snyder 1 yard run (kick good).

F – Weinager 45 yard run (kick good).

Centerville ind. statistics

Rushing - Kyle Kauzlarich 6-125, TD, Patrick Harshman 7-109, Sinjen Ruby 4-41, Wallace Carter 5-34, 2 TD, Cody Susin 2-33, 2 TD, Jason Harwell 3-25, Cody Seals 3-8.

Passing - Kauzlarich 4-9, 81 yards, 2 TD.

Receiving - Jason Conrad 2-57, 2 TD, Logan Conrad 2-24.

Tackles - Carter 10, Seals 6, Chris Eddy 4, Harwell 4, Seth Thomas 4, Calvin Clark 2.

Sacks - Seals, Clark.

Fumble recoveries - Seals 2.

Interceptions - Brendyn Hawkins.

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