BURLESON — For the second consecutive season, Burleson Centennial reached the nine-win plateau in the regular season thanks to a 47-20 victory over Arlington Seguin at Burleson ISD Stadium.
The Spartans (9-1, 7-1), who have the last week of the season off, will open the playoffs on a seven-game winning streak, just like they did last season. Centennial finished second in District 5-5A Division II and the Spartans' probable opening-round opponent will be Seagoville.
On senior night, Centennial senior Jaylon Jackson had a big night as he continues a stellar season. Jackson, who has played slotback and quarterback for Centennial this season, carried 12 times for 110 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns. He ran for scores of five and nine yards and also caught a 37-yard touchdown pass from Phillip Hamilton. Jackson finished with two receptions for 57 yards.
Hamilton also had a nice night for the Spartans as he threw for two scores and ran for another. The freshman completed 5-of-9 passes for 94 yards and two touchdowns. Hamilton connected with Jackson for one score and hit senior Monte Johnson for a 10-yard score.
Centennial jumped out to a 13-0 lead on the strength of touchdown runs by Jackson of five and nine yards.
Seguin (1-8, 1-6) cut the lead to 13-7 on a 27-yard pass from X'avion Brice to TJ Chukwurah in the second quarter.
The Spartans answered with a three-yard touchdown run by Hamilton and a 37-yard scoring strike from Hamilton to Jackson to lead at halftime, 27-7.
The Spartans added three scores in the second half on a one-yard run by Hamilton, a 10-yard pass from Hamilton to Johnson, and a five-yard run by Corey Cooper.
Seguin’s Jalon Hunter, who finished the game with 20 carries for 70 yards, added a five-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. The Cougars' final score came on a one-yard run with five seconds to play.