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Centreville football ready for 1st ever regional final

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The Centreville football team shaking off the rust this week in preparation for a regional final matchup against Sand Creek on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021.

The 8-0 Bulldogs, who haven't played since Nov. 13, 2020, advanced to their first ever regional with a win over two-time defending state champion Reading.

This has been a year of firsts for Centreville. The 'dawgs not only winning their first ever district title, but also their first conference title since 1979.

Centreville was looking to claim their first ever regional championship behind a stifling defense that has pitched five shutouts, while allowing just 29 points the entire season.

"We both like to run the ball, so whoever wins the clock will have the advantage" said first-year head coach Jerry Schultz. "When we have been successful with turnovers, that is when we have been able to shut teams out."

Senior running back Gunner Bunning said that discipline is the key to beating Sand Creek.

"Like I said, just staying with the game plan, not trying to do anything crazy. The coaches have game planned well, and that is all we have to do," Bunning said.

The regional final game will be hosted by Portage Central starting at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.