Top-seeded Edison didn’t skip a beat following its bye week as the Tigers rolled over Centennial 42-0 Friday night.
Edison (10-1) dominated every phase of the Central Section Division-I quarterfinal: The offense controlled the flow, the defense was suffocating and special teams won the field-position battle.
A huge part of the offensive success fell on the shoulders of senior running back Khai Williams, who gained 150 all-purpose yards in the first half — most of which came on the ground. He also scored three touchdowns, two rushing and one receiving.
“People were saying that we wouldn’t be able to run the ball on them,” Williams said. “I took that as disrespect. It was a great effort by everyone, and the whole night was a blessing.”
Fresno State commit AJ Greeley led the charge on defense as he returned an interception 78 yards for a touchdown, which proved to be the back-breaker for Centennial (6-6) in the third quarter. Greeley also scored on a 59-yard swing pass on Edison’s opening drive of the second half.
Edison next meets Clovis in the semifinals.