Anyone doubting Centennial High’s USA TODAY High School Sports Super 25 top-10 credentials should probably step aside now. Centennial isn’t going anywhere, and with a few breaks and a continued winning streak, they might even end up in a legitimate national title conversation. After all, a 59-7 win will do that to your season.
Facing off against area rival Valencia, Centennial lead 52-0 at halftime. Quarterback Anthony Catalano passed for four touchdowns and ran for another in the first two quarters alone, and the Huskies never looked back from there. With a running clock in the second half the Huskies willingly took their foot off the gas and an expanded lead to 59-7, eventually giving way to that aforementioned final score.
For Centennial, the win may not have come against a pitched foe, but it also helped set the table with a sense of what to expect from the rest of the season. After a tough early season, only Centennial’s final two opponents — crosstown rival Corona and Norco — would seem to pose even a marginal threat.
That’s long in the future, and to achieve success, Centennial knows that it has to live in the moment. Luckily for Huskies fans, at the moment it’s pretty good to follow Centennial.