Rangers shutout Centreville for Southwest 10 championship
Published 6:51 am Saturday, October 20, 2018
CENTREVILLE — Tyrese Hunt-Thompson scored a pair of touchdowns and the Cassopolis defense shutout host Centreville in a 21-0 victory that capped a perfect regular season for the Rangers Friday night.
The showdown was billed as powerful offenses against stingy defenses.
The defense won out in a game that was played in a steady misty rain.
After a scoreless opening quarter, Hunt-Thompson capped of a Cassopolis drive with a one-yard touchdown run.
After a series of penalties on the ensuing extra point kick, a slippery ball may have announced for the Ranger misfire.
Cassopolis scored again before the first half ended as J.J. Hart finished a short drive with a six-yard run.
Hunt-Thompson scored the 2-point conversion to give the Rangers a 14-0 lead heading into the locker room at halftime.
The two teams played nearly the entire second have between the two 30 yards lines.
However, after Centreville drove keep into Ranger territory only to fumble away the football, Cassopolis drove down the field and capped the drive with a 24-yard run around the right end by Hunt-Thompson, who finished with 88 yards on 12 carries.
Hart finished with 67 yards on nine carries as the Rangers finished the night with 206 yards of total offense.
The Cassopolis defense, which came into the game giving up just 24 points the entire year, pitched another shutout as it limited the Bulldogs to 152 yards of total offense.
Gage Collins led the Rangers with 12 tackles, while Ahsan Hart and Skyler McKee both finished with 10 tackles.
Hunt-Thompson had seven tackles, as did Hunter Parsons, who also recovered a fumble.
CASSOPOLIS 21, CENTREVILLE 0
Cassopolis 0 14 0 7 – 21
Centreville 0 0 0 0 – 0
CA – Tyrese Hunt-Thompson 1 run (kick failed)
CA – J.J. Hart 6 run (Hunt-Thompson run)
CA – Hunt-Thompson 24 run (Lane Francis kick)
Varsity records: Cassopolis 9-0, 8-0 Southwest 10; Centreville 8-1, 7-1 Southwest 10