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FSM Recap: Las Vegas High School Football – Centennial vs Sunrise Mountain – 2023

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Centennial Bulldogs (11-1/6-0) | Sunrise Mountain Miners (10-2/6-0)

 

It was Centennial vs Sunrise Mountain for the 4A NIAA State Title. The Bulldogs came away with their championship in a 49-31 win.

Sunrise Mountain vs Centennial was for the 4A NIAA Nevada State Championship.

In the 4A championship game, Centennial took on Sunrise Mountain. Both schools entered the game with a 9–1 record and 6–0 in league play. The Bulldogs were 1-18 the previous two seasons. Enter a new head coach, DJ Campbell, who has led a remarkable turnaround for Centennial.

Not only has he restored the Bulldogs to their winning ways, but he led them to a 10-1 record, 6–0 in the Desert Division, and scored their opponents 411–177. He also changed the culture and got the players to buy into his vision.

The Bulldogs are led by their quarterback, Vic Plotnikov, who threw for 38 touchdown passes this season. He also completed over 60% of his passes and had a QB rating of 122.7

Sunrise Mountain also finished 9–1 and 6–0 in the Mountain Division of the 4A level. The Miners are led by their head coach, Chris Sawyers. On the year, Sunrise Mountain outscored their opponents 281–148. Auhsoj Cunningham averaged 135.7 yards per game and scored 14 touchdowns on the year. Quarterback Christin Thompson threw for 10 TD passes on the season.

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Centennial vs Sunrise Mountain First Quarter:

It was the start of the Centennial vs Sunrise Mountain first quarter. 

Centennial vs Sunrise Mountain
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Centennial started off the scoring with a 15 play,-yard drive kept off by a touchdown by Kolten Silbernagel. On the Miners’ first possession, while they were driving down the field, Jhbari Christmas intercepted the pass, and the Bulldogs took over at the 42.

Vic Plotnikov then connected with Angelo Ahern for a long touchdown pass to give the Bulldogs a 14–0 lead with 3:18 left in the first quarter.

Sunrise Mountain came back and scored with a 1-yard touchdown run, but the extra point was blocked, making the score 14–6. On the next possession, Plotnikov threw an interception, which was taken down inside the 10-yard line. One play later, Christian Thompson scored from one yard out. The two-point conversion was no good, and the score was 14-12 Centennial.

It was the end of the Sunrise Mountain vs Centennial first quarter. 

Centennial vs Sunrise Mountain 2nd Quarter:

The start of the Sunrise Mountain vs Centennial second quarter. 

Centennial vs Sunrise Mountain
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In the second quarter, the action slowed down as each team’s defense stepped up to the challenge. But with seven seconds, remaining in the first half, Plotnikov connected with Logan Weimer for a TD to give the Bulldogs a 21-12 lead.

At the half, Centennial led Sunrise Mountain 21-12. This game was setting up to be a close one.

 

 

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Centennial vs Sunrise Mountain 3rd Quarter:

It was the start of the Sunrise Mountain vs Centennial third quarter. 

Centennial vs Sunrise Mountain
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To start the 3rd quarter, Sunrise Mountain scored a touchdown on their first possession to cut the lead to 21–28 after the missed two-point conversion. But on the ensuing kickoff, Quaion Russell returned the kick 75 yards for a touchdown to give the Bulldogs a 28–18 lead. 

The Bulldogs scored another TD on a nine-play drive that went for 54 yards. They took a 35–18 lead with 4:34 left in the 3rd quarter. The Miners came right back and scored with a 7-yard touchdown reception by Demarion Carter to make the score 35-25.

 

It was the end of the Sunrise Mountain vs Centennial third quarter. 

Centennial vs Sunrise Mountain 4th Quarter:

The start of the Sunrise Mountain vs Centennial fourth quarter. 

Centennial vs Sunrise Mountain
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After a Sunrise Mountain fumble at the 1-yard line, Plotnikov kept the ball for a 1-yard touchdown run to give the Bulldogs a 42–25 lead. on the Miners‘ next drive, #11 ran the ball in the cap off a 9 plays, 74-yard drive and cut the Bulldog league to 42-31 after the failed two-point conversion.

Centennial answered back with a drive that ended up with Brogan Church scoring from a yard out. The Bulldogs now lead 49-31 with 4:43 to go on the game. 

The Bulldogs won their first football state championship with a 49–31 win over the Miners.

 

 

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