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.