In the showcase game of The Valley, Centennial High School, the ninth-ranked team in the nation, according to USA Today, defeated Chandler High School 61-38 Friday night at Chandler High School.
Centennial improved to 2-0 on the season, while Chandler fell to 0-1. Chandler played the game without one of its best players Taylor Walstadt, who has committed to play football at Arizona State University next season.
Chandler didn't have its running back, but Centennial did. Anthony Hughes, who is being recruited by Northern Arizona and Colorado State University, scored three touchdowns on the ground. His first two, 38 and 22-yard scores, came within the first three minutes of the game.