Carlos Inguanzo’s Late Touchdown Lifts Corrigan-Camden Over Center, 35-33
CORRIGAN -- Carlos Inguanzo's 16-yard touchdown run and Keegan Mitchell's ensuing two-point conversion propelled Corrigan-Camden to a 35-33 victory against Center on Friday night.
The game-winning touchdown run and two-point conversion came with 2:26 remaining and broke a 35-27 tie. Center scored with 25 seconds remaining on Caiden Rainbolt's eight-yard touchdown pass to Dalton Horton, but the Roughriders didn't convert a game-tying two-point try.
Corrigan-Camden (5-0) ran 63 times for 425 yards and all five of their touchdowns. Mitchell ran 17 times for 145 yards and a touchdown, while Maleek Johnson ran for 113 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries. Inguanzo gained 85 yards on 16 carries. Addison Kirkland had 12 carries for 46 yards and two touchdowns, the second of which gave Corrigan-Camden a 21-13 lead halfway through the third quarter after the Bulldogs led 14-13 at halftime.
The hard-luck loss dropped Center to 0-6 entering District 20-3A play, which starts for the Roughriders with a home game Friday against Diboll. Rainbolt completed 16 of 23 passes for 234 yards and three touchdowns, two of which went to Josh Burns, who caught four passes for a game-high 120 yards. Rainbolt hit Burns for two fourth-quarter scores, the second of which came on a 76-yard strike with 4:17 left in the game that tied the score 27-27.
Center's Delvin Whitaker ran seven times for 111 yards, including a one-yard touchdown late in the first half that cut Corrigan-Camden's lead to 14-13. Center's Octavius Evans caught a game-high nine passes for 91 yards. Horton caught three passes for 23 yards.
Center notched a 445-425 advantage in total yardage over Corrigan-Camden, which did not complete any of its three pass attempts. Corrigan-Camden garnered an almost 3-to-1 time-of-possession advantage thanks to its rushing attack.
Following Kirkland's third-quarter touchdown run, Corrigan-Camden built a 27-13 lead on Johnson's 18-yard touchdown scamper with 9:35 remaining in the game before tied the game on Burns' two touchdown receptions during the next 5 1/2 minutes.
Corrigan-Camden starts District 12-2A Division II play Friday at Deweyville.