Los Angeles Preps: Kevin Anderson

Inland Empire: Table is set for Division I bowl game

December, 16, 2010
Two teams, 27 victories, zero losses.

One side will end the season on a perfect note Friday night at the Home Depot Center in Carson, the other will feel the sting of defeat for the first time.

On paper, Corona Centennial seems to have the edge over Palo Alto in the Division 1 state bowl game, but this game won’t be played on paper. If forecasters are correct, a steady rain should be falling when the teams kick off around 7:30 p.m.

Slick, muddy fields and wet footballs have a way of neutralizing team speed and often benefit the better defense.

In that case, advantage Palo Alto.

But nothing has stopped the Huskies this season, so why would Mother Nature?

Their no-huddle, up-tempo offense would be tough to stop if it were run by a Pop Warner team, but Centennial features a talented group of fleet-footed thoroughbreds. Senior quarterback Michael Eubank, senior running back Barrinton Collins and senior receiver Larry Scott have been making defenses miserable all season with their ability to break big plays and break them often.

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