Brentwood finished off a 9-1 regular season with a 49-21 thumping of Centennial on Friday night.
Jordan Nicholas ran 14 times for 144 yards and a touchdown, Kaden Dreier scored three times, and the Bruins’ defense limited Centennial to 199 total yards and forced two fumbles.
Bruins’ quarterback Carson Shacklett ran 10 times for 60 yards and a score, and was 10-of-15 passing for 86 yards.
Brentwood played from behind much of the evening, but finally took a 27-21 lead on Dreier’s touchdown run out of the wildcat and his subsequent 2-point conversion. The Bruins out-scored Centennial 36-0 after the break.
Shacklett added a scoring run, and after a Centennial score, Brentwood’s Mac Anderton had a fumble recovery for a touchdown, followed by Dreier’s second 2-point conversion of the evening.
The Cougars took an early lead on Jariel Wilson’s 44-yard touchdown run, then, Tre Stewart’s 82-yard touchdown pass to Tavion Fleming helped give Centennial an early 14-0 advantage.
The Bruins finally got on the board with a 45-yard field goal from Matthew Phillips, then, Dreier (eight carries, 44 yards) added a 2-yard rushing score to help get Brentwood within four.
But the Cougars answered with Wilson’s 27-yard touchdown run with 3:07 to go before halftime.
Brentwood’s Phillips connected on a 37-yarder as the first half expired, pulling the Bruins to within eight.
Brentwood, which finished as the No. 2 seed in Region 6-6A due to a loss to Ravenwood, hosts McGavock in the first round of next week’s TSSAA state playoffs.
Centennial (4-6) will travel to Cane Ridge for its playoff contest.