Cimarron-Memorial’s football team scored with 31 seconds remaining to stun Centennial and win 31-28 on the road Friday.
Facing fourth-and-2 at the Centennial 22-yard line, Cimarron quarterback George Tribble hit fullback Alonzo Pollard for a 17-yard gain to the Bulldogs 5-yard line, and two plays later, connected with tight end Cameron Dickson-Anderson for the winning touchdown. Both plays were the only catches for both players.
Centennial had a late opportunity to win, but the Bulldogs’ final pass was intercepted at the goal line.
After Centennial led 14-7 at halftime, Cimarron (3-0, 1-0 Northwest League) scored 18 unanswered points, with Jordan Norwood scoring on runs of 27 and 18 yards in the third quarter. He finished with 116 yards on the game. Tribble hit Marcus Phillips on a 3-yard pass at the start of the fourth quarter to put the Spartans up 25-14.
Centennial (0-3, 0-1) then mounted its own comeback. Nico Antuna scored from 1 yard out on the ensuing drive, and after forcing a punt, Isiaha Conner scored on an 88-yard catch-and-run, his second touchdown of the game to put Centennial back on top with 4:23 left in the game.
Vlad Plotnikov finished with 270 yards passing with two scores for Centennial, and Tribble was 7-for-10 with two scores of his own for Cimarron.