BURLESON — Other than a couple miscues on special teams, Burleson Centennial didn’t do much wrong Friday night in a 53-6 Class 5A Division II Region II bi-district playoff victory over Dallas Seagoville at Burleson ISD Stadium.
The Spartans (10-1) racked up 422 yards of offense on 44 plays as nine players had roles in Centennial’s eight touchdowns. The victory mark Centennial’s sixth playoff win against five losses.
The ease of the win allowed Centennial coach Kyle Geller to play reserves on every play but the first series of the second half.
“It was good to get everyone in the game and it’s always nice to get a playoff win,” Geller said. “I told them at halftime that the starters would get one more series.”
The only gaffe Friday night was that Centennial missed three extra points, which frustrated Geller a bit.
“In only one game this season we have been perfect on our extra points,” Geller said.
Centennial senior slotback Jaylon Jackson scored three touchdowns including runs of 19 and 49 yards along with a 56-yard touchdown pass from Phillip Hamilton. Jackson had four carries for 79 yards and one reception for 56 yards.
Senior fullback Jeff Kirven carried times for 77 yards and scored on the first play from scrimmage in the second half from 54 yards out.
All five of Centennial’s first-half scores came on outside runs. Seagoville’s defense stacked the frontline after the Spartans hurt them early with runs up the middle.
“They started the game in an odd front and when we started hurting them inside they started flipping their fronts around,” Geller said.
The Spartans rushed for 336 yards on 37 carries and tallied six touchdowns. Chris Mosley, David Clerk and Christian Hudson each had touchdown runs Friday. Quarterback Michael Brown also threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Kwab Agel.
Centennial’s defense stifled the Dragons (7-4) all night. Seagoville finished with 126 yards of offense on 40 plays. The Dragons only score came in the third quarter on a 38-yard pass from Eric Hall to Gavin Hurth.
It was Centennial's fourth bi-district victory in five seasons.
The Spartans (10-1) play Ennis (10-1) in an area-round playoff game at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ennis. The Lions defeated Frisco Reedy, 34-0, at home Friday.