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Peachtree Ridge tops Centennial, 3-0 for the first time since 2013

By PRHS Football, 09/25/20, 10:00AM EDT


Source: Gwinnett Prep Sports

SUWANEE — Centennial’s receiving corps gave Peachtree Ridge fits all night long, but when the game was on the line, the Lions' defense stepped up to improve to 3-0 for the first time since 2013.

The high-scoring affair saw several lead changes, including multiple times in the fourth quarter before the Lions held on for a 35-32 win.

Brandon Cade's 12-yard touchdown run gave Peachtree Ridge a 28-25 lead with 8:12 left in the game, and Centennial took a 32-28 lead on a Drake Mason 100-yard kickoff return. But the Lions answered on the ensuing drive that was capped by a 20-yard touchdown pass from Nick Best to Jacobe Bea.

Nehemiah Laniyonu got the Lions on the board with an 18-yard scamper that gave them a 7-6 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Peachtree Ridge cut the lead to 15-14 when Best found Jarius Griffin for a 32-yard touchdown with seven seconds left in the first half.

With Centennial deep in Lions territory in the second half, Peachtree Ridge junior Carlos Fuller stepped in front of a receiver and took it 89 yards to give Ridge a 21-15 lead.

Centennial kicked a field goal to cut the lead to 21-18 and then recovered an onside kick to get the ball back with less than two minutes left in the third. Goff connected with Mason to give the Knights a 25-21 lead with 9:41 left in the game.