Centennial’s Jacobi Owens rushed for 101 yards on 24 carries and scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to lead the seventh-ranked Bulldogs (7-3, 7-2 Northwest) to a 21-20 home win over No. 10 Cheyenne (6-4, 5-4) on Thursday.
Owens scored on a 5-yard run to tie it at 14 with 6:10 remaining and an 11-yard run with 1:06 to play. Kicker Matthew Kane’s extra point provided the winning margin, and Isiac Catmull made an interception to end Cheyenne’s final possession.
The Bulldogs will play at Desert Oasis in the first round of the playoffs on Nov. 4.
Cheyenne had taken a 20-14 lead with 2:51 to play on Mike Haigle’s 5-yard fumble return. The Desert Shields also scored on a 1-yard run by Tyler Spight, a safety and a 5-yard run by Kenneth Counts.
Cheyenne will play at No. 1 ranked Bishop Gorman on Nov. 4.