A sizeable early lead helped the Centreville Wildcats win 38-13 on Friday night in against the Chantilly Chargers.
"We came out here and we played our best football," said senior Mitch Ferrick, about the final score. "That's all there is to it; we played our best ball."
Centreville finished the first quarter at 10-0 and closed the first half of the game with a 24-point lead. On the offensive field, seniors Ferrick and Chase Walter stood out. Ferrick scored three touchdowns and passed to Walter and for touchdowns.
"I'll take it every time," Centreville head coach Chris Haddock said of the final score. "I didn't expect it to be maybe, necessarily, that wide of a margin—but I'll take it. The kids played very well; they deserved it, they earned it, and I'm real proud of the way they played."
The Chargers didn't take it lying down, though, despite the Wildcats' 38-0 lead at the end of the third quarter. RB Will Hill-Pensamiento brought the team into the game with a touchdown in the fourth quarter, with just over eight minutes to go. The Chargers followed up with another touchdown with a few minutes left in the game, but the effort was not enough.
"They're not going to quit, they're going to keep fighting and I respect that," Haddock said of the Chargers' effort. "They found a matchup they liked and they tried to take advantage of it, but you know, those kids practice just as hard as everybody else and they're going to keep fighting til the end. And I expect no less."
The Chargers will next play Herndon High School. The Wildcats remain undefeated and will face the —who are also 8-0 for the season after coming off of a win against Oakton on Friday.
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