No team has ever been more proficient on offense in a single game than Centennial High in Corona, Calif., was this past weekend.
In the course of a California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section divisional semifinal victory against Upland High Friday night, Centennial racked up an astonishing 943 yards en route to a whopping 86 points. Upland scored 56 points itself, in part because the Centennial offense was so quick that it kept sending the team’s defense back on to the field.
"I have had some wild ones," Upland coach Tim Salter told the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. "But that's definitely the most points.
"They're so good at what they do, if you have one missed coverage or one breakdown and they're going to make you pay and it's usually a big play. They had a lot of those."
Fittingly, the Centennial box score featured multiple eye popping individual performances. Centennial running back Tre Watson, a Cal commit, rushed for 519 yards and six touchdowns on 40 carries. That’s an average of nearly 13 yards per carry, enough to make one wonder why Centennial ever didn’t give the ball to Watson.
As it turns out, when Watson wasn’t toting the football, Centennial quarterback Robert Webber was nearly as successful; he ran for three touchdowns and completed passes for two more scores.
Surprisingly, the most prolific individual scorer in the game came from the losing sideline, with Upland quarterback Tyler Hilinski passing for seven of his team’s eight touchdowns.
While his team came up short, Hilinski — a Rivals.com four-star junior pro-style quarterback prospect — made it clear that the game was still one that he would never forget.
"It was exciting," he said. "When they scored it just energized us because we knew we had to keep pace. We wanted to keep going. We never wanted to come off the field."
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