Ledes from the Land of Enchantment

Centennial powers past Organ Mountain for second straight win

LAS CRUCES – Centennial knocked off Organ Mountain Friday night at the Field of Dreams for the Hawks’ second straight win.

Centennial’s (4-1, 1-0) 49-10 win over the Knights (3-3, 0-1) kept the Hawks perfect in the schools’ all-time series and gave Centennial a victory in its district opener. The Hawks led 14-0 after the first quarter, and the clock ran continuously for most of the remainder of the first half after taking a 35-0 lead with 5:24 left before the intermission. Organ Mountain kicked a field goal in the final seconds of the first half to cut the lead to 35-3 at halftime.

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Centennial quarterback Daniel Hernandez passed for four touchdowns, and running back Mikah Gutierrez ran for three. Both teams recorded one fumble. Organ Mountain did not force Centennial to punt, and the Knights only crossed into the Hawks’ redzone once.

The game marked the first contest Organ Mountain had played since senior football player Abe Romero passed away.

Both teams are on bye next week.

Stephen Wagner is a sports reporter for the Las Cruces Sun News. He can found on Twitter at @stephenwag22 and reached at [email protected]

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