FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Johnston Shocks Centennial in Final Seconds

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ANKENY -  It was not the opener anyone expected, but in the end 9th ranked Johnston will take it.

The Dragons scored a TD with 12 seconds left to stun #2 Centennial 13-8.  Andrew Nord hit Anthony Coleman for a 37 yard strike to seal the win for Johnston.

The Dragons led 6-0 after 3 quarters, but Centennial rallied in the 4th.  Jaguar kicker Jake Pinegar (future Penn State Nittany Lion) kicked field goals of 50 and 48 yards, and the Jag defense also forced a safety on a botched snap to take an 8-6 lead.  But Nord led Johnston down the field in the final minute for the victory.

Centennial hosts rival Ankeny next week, Johnston takes on SE Polk.