August 22 Player of the Week — Sponsored by Marla Richardson with Realty Trust Residential

August 22 Player of the Week — Sponsored by Marla Richardson with Realty Trust Residential

Centennial senior wide receiver Austin Waddell is the Marla Richardson with Realty Trust Residential Player of the Week for Aug. 22.

Waddell caught two touchdown passes in the final 73 seconds to defeat Franklin 28-24 Friday.

Trailing 24-14 with just over a minute left, Centennial quarterback Tre Stewart connected with Waddell for a 66-yard touchdown pass to cut the score to 24-21 with 1:13 remaining.

After the Cougars recovered the ensuing onside kick, Stewart found Waddell again, this time for a 34-yard game-winning touchdown pass with 18 seconds to go.

Waddell finished with six receptions for 137 yards and two touchdowns. He also added six tackles at safety.

Centennial (1-0) takes on Independence (1-0) Friday at home.

Honorable Mentions

Troy Henderson, Independence RB: Rushed for107 yards and three touchdowns and caught six passes for 84 yards in Friday’s 21-20 win over Brentwood.

Tai Carter, Summit RB: Rushed for 139 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries in Friday’s 25-20 loss against Spring Hill.

Landon Guidry, Independence WR/S: Caught six passes for 122 yards. He also had four tackles.

Dontae Smith, Spring Hill RB: Rushed for 134 yards and one touchdown on 21 carries.

Blake Lovell, Spring Hill QB: Passed for 194 yards and three touchdowns.

Jack Jewell, Battle Ground Academy WR: Hauled in four receptions for 122 yards and two touchdowns in Friday’s 21-14 win over Goodpasture.

Mitch Rossi, Franklin RB/LB: Rushed for 122 yards and one touchdown and registered three tackles and one sack.

Tavion Fleming, Centennial CB: Returned a punt 87 yards for a touchdown and recovered an onside kick to set up Waddell’s game-winning touchdown.

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