It’s a battle of east Valley versus west Valley when Hamilton makes the cross-city trek to take on 5A heavyweight Centennial in Peoria.
Here’s a preview of what both schools are looking forward to in this Open 8 matchup for two teams who have a history of great games.
#2 Centennial Coyotes
What’s left say which hasn’t been said already about Richard Taylor’s program? The two-time defending 5A state champions have been rolling since an early-season loss to the nation’s top program, Mater Dei.
9-1 Centennial features their usual power run game, as well as a stingy defense which hasn’t allowed a point since late-September.
Sports360AZ caught up with senior guard George Roeder who discussed facing the Huskies, representing the west Valley and much more.
#7 Hamilton Huskies
It’s been a bounce back year in Chandler for Mike Zdebski’s team who reached the Open 8 despite a tough, regular season-ending loss to Chandler two weeks ago. Playing in the state’s toughest region, the Huskies are battle-tested and ready to prove they belong amongst the best in Arizona.
Hamilton, 8-2, will look keep their high-scoring offense churning against one of the state’s top defenses.
Senior offensive lineman Dylan Mayginnes has more on their showdown with the ‘Yotes.
Kickoff from Centennial is set for 7:00.