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Posted On: 06/21/22 4:32 PM

Centennial 2022 Preview

Head Coach: Aaron Ocampo

Mascot: Hawks

Twitter: @angrybirdfb

Colors: Red, Black and Yellow

Enrollment: 1,558

2021 Record: 8-2 (6A Quarterfinals)

Overview: Centennial has been one of the most consistent Class 6A programs over the last several years. Based on history, pencil in the Hawks for a playoff spot and a possible top four seed. They lose dynamic dual threat quarterback Ian Lopez, handing rising junior (2024) Daniel Hernandez Daniel Hernandez QB Centennial | 2024 State NM his opportunity after leading Centennial’s JV team in 2021. Rising sophomore (2025) Zaden Davis is his primary competition for the starting job. Hernandez has taken the majority of reps in summer workouts. Hernandez is athletic, difficult to bring down in open space and quick on his feet. The 6-foot-2 Davis has a strong throwing arm. Head coach Aaron Ocampo will see how each QB progresses during the summer and preseason camp before making the final decision on who will start the opener.

Whoever starts at QB should be helped by a productive ground game spearheaded by senior Mikah Gutierrez Mikah Gutierrez 5'8" | RB Centennial | 2023 State NM , one of the top running backs in the state, and arguably the top offensive line in the state. Fernando Jacquez (2023) and Nate Lara (pound-for-pound, strongest

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