Peyton Barber was an offensive machine Friday night in the Milton Eagles' matchup with the Centennial Knights. Barber scored five touchdowns and had 270 all-purpose yards for the Eagles, who won 52-24.
Milton got off to a slow start, only managing a field goal in the first quarter. It wasn't until 9:43 in the second quarter that Barber scored the first of his five TDs. Less than 3 minutes later he was in the end zone again, this time on a 34-yard rush. With C. Mills second PAT kick, the score was 17-0.
Centennial got its first score on the board on a 48-yard pass from quarterback Chase Rosenberg to C. Robinson. Rosenberg followed up with a 2-point conversion rush, making the score 17-8.
Barber and Eagles quarterback A.J. Bush each rushed for touchdowns as the half wound down, leaving the Eagles ahead 31-8 at halftime.
But the Knights hadn't given up. Cyril Teal took the ball on first down and ran 91 yards for the touchdown. With the PAT kick by Devin O'Neill, the score was 31-15.
Peyton Barber was back in the end zone on a short run, bringing the score to 38-15 after the kick.
Centennial could only answer that with a 42-yard field goal by Devin O'Neill.
With just over 2 minutes left in the third quarter, Barber took the ball on first down and rushed for 65 yards on his fifth TD, bringing the Eagles to 41-18.
Micco Bricker scored Milton's final TD on a two-yard run, and after the PAT the score was 52-18.
Centennial then succeeded on a 9-play, 80-yard drive. Matthew Harries took in a 24-yrd pass from Chase Rosenberg for the score. Brett Schrafft's two-point conversion attempt failed, and the final score was 52-24.