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Inland Empire & Orange County: No. 7 Centennial 44, Mater Dei 13

September, 17, 2010
9/17/10
11:40
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CORONA -- For those high school football fans who haven't heard of the name Michael Eubank, consider this as a formal introduction.

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Centennial quarterback accounted for 380 yards of offense in his team's rout of Mater Dei.


The 6-foot-5 and 220-pound senior quarterback from Corona Centennial did a little bit of everything on Friday evening, most of it extremely well. And as a result, the host Huskies had little trouble thoroughly defeating Santa Ana Mater Dei, 44-13, in a nonleague game.

"My goal was to come out and make a big statement tonight in front of everyone,'' said Eubank, who completed 11-of-17 passes for 200 yards passing with a pair of touchdown passes. He also carried the ball 13 times for 180 yards on the ground and scored three touchdowns.

Entering the game, Mater Dei quarterback Max Wittek was thought to be the main attraction. The USC commit struggled from start to finish though and ended up 11-of-25 for 176 yards with two interceptions.

Turns out, Wittek was overshadowed by his counterpart. And keep in mind Eubank has one scholarship offer thus far, Northern Colorado. Others figure to follow suit after his performance Friday.

"I wanted to prove that I can hang with a USC boy,'' Eubank said. "When people underestimate me, it only motivates me more. I'm hungry. I hope this is an eye-opener for Division I coaches. I'm a dual-threat, I can pass it or run it, you saw that out there. I did what I had to do.''

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