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Centennial’s Exhausting Fight for a First Win

By: Kvion Lott and Nelchael Amang

The Centennial Chargerś Football team is off to a rough start. After a tough first game loss to Peoria Central, they were defeated again in a rivalry game against Central a week later. Although the losses are bad, it’s how much they are losing by that’s having everyone doubting the team’s ability. Reporter Kvion Lott Interviewed coach Jackson, and this is what he had to say: 

Lott: “Do you have any big goals for the team this year?”

Coach Jackson: “offensively, not get turnovers. Defensively, cause turnovers. We also need to increase attendance to at least 85% for workouts. And finally, we want to create a culture throughout the program and give the kids something to take away from football.”

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Lott: “Are you and the team ready to bounce back after the two losses?”

Coach Jackson: “Absolutely, every day we focus on getting better. Every day, we know we’re building for the program so we are working on bouncing back. This week has been our best week by far on the practice field. We’re looking a lot better.”

Hopefully Coach Jackson is right and the Centennial Football team uses these two losses as motivation for the rest of the season. The whole school will be supporting the team throughout the rest of the season. Hopefully that first win will come soon. The next home game will be against Urbana High School on October 5th.

Charger Football Regroups After Loss to Central

By Hailey Choi

The line at the ticketing booth was the longest it has been all season on the surprisingly warm September night. The parking lot was jam-packed, full of students, parents, recent grads, and old alumni. It was not only the event of night, but the week. The annual Central-Centennial football game full of same town rivalry was just minutes away from kickoff.

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