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Corona Centennial has been unstoppable

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Can any team stop Corona (Calif.) Centennial? How about even slow the Huskies down? The answer to those two questions through 10 games has been absolutely not, not even close.
Corona Centennial is averaging 56.3 points per game this season and has allowed only 117 in its 10 victories. Its closest victory this season was a 31-point decision against Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei - which features USC commits Max Wittek and Victor Blackwell - in the second week of the season.
The last two weeks have been really amazing with Centennial beating Corona, 82-21, and Corona Roosevelt, 63-21. According to The Los Angeles Times, the Huskies scored touchdowns on 19 straight possessions over that two-game period.
The streak was stopped when Centennial's offense took a knee late in Thursday night's blowout of Roosevelt.
What makes Centennial's offense so difficult to stop is the pace - fast doesn't do it justice. Players spring up to the line, linemen get set, the play is called from the sideline while the ball is being set by the official. Opponents can forget about substituting, there's just no time.
The players have it down to a science. Quarterback Michael Eubank has the offense mastered, running back Barrinton Collins knows it all, the receivers are on the same page and a young offensive line rarely makes mistakes.
"It's a fast-paced offense," Collins said. "Coach (Matt) Logan does a great job conditioning us during the summertime so when we come into the season it's one of those offenses when we run a play everybody gets to the ball and we get down and we're ready to go.
"We have these wrist cards with all the plays on them and we just go off that. Usually the coach will call it while we're running to the ball."
After blowing out Mater Dei early in the season, Collins said the offense was nowhere near perfection. He wasn't kidding. Two weeks later, Centennial scored 66. A few games after that the Huskies put up 69. No team has even come close to making it a game after halftime.
"We try to go as fast as we can, as fast as the officials will allow us to play," Logan said. "We want to try to get them on their heels and move the ball.
"When things are going well it goes a little bit easier and we're not debating on the sideline what to do. We want to play fast, we practice fast. When we first started doing this 12 years ago we wanted to give ourselves an advantage, something where teams would have a hard time preparing for."
The offense runs so smoothly because Centennial has legitimate players. Eubank, a 6-foot-5, 232-pound quarterback, is a running and throwing threat who has picked up offers from Arizona State, San Jose State and Utah State.
Collins, an athletic 5-foot-8, 185-pound recruit, recently picked up an offer from Weber State and is getting more interest but things have gone slower in his recruitment even though he's rushed for 1,432 yards and 26 touchdowns this season.
Recruiting has taken a backseat for now, though. Eubank, Collins and the rest of Centennial's team is focused on a state championship. With such a prolific offense and a rampaging defense, the Huskies will definitely get their chance.
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