Open Division Preview: #7 Hamilton vs #2 Centennial

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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.