Knights fall behind early, second-half rally falls short



CUMMING, Ga. – For the third straight game, the Centennial Knights played very well for one half and struggled through an error-plagued half that cost them a possible victory.

Last Friday night, Oct. 18, the Knights reversed the trend of the previous two contests, when they jumped out to first-half leads against likely state playoff qualifiers only to lose after a rash of turnovers in the second half.

The Knights turned the ball over on each of their first five possessions, with South Forsyth jumping out to a 28-7 lead at the half. Centennial made a game of it after halftime, but fell 35-24 to the War Eagles.

Quarterback Tee Holland came off the bench to spark the comeback, passing for 224 yards and a touchdown, as the Knights (1-3 in 6-AAAAAA, 1-6 overall) outscored South Forsyth (3-1, 6-1) 17-7 in the second half.

Christian Robinson had six receptions for 65 yards and caught Holland’s scoring pass in the first half. Caden Herring led the team in receiving yards (135 on nine catches) and rushing (50 yards), with Patrick Inwood adding 46 yards on the ground while scoring twice.

The Knights led 21-3 in the second quarter against West Forsyth and 21-10 at the half the previous week at Lambert before losing 24-23.

Centennial plays Friday night at North Forsyth (1-3, 4-3), the Knights’ third straight game in Forsyth County.

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