GENOA, Ar. — A showdown between Centerpoint and Bismarck for the fourth and fifth seeds out of 5-3A is set for next Friday in Amity after the Knights routed Genoa Central, 42-7.
Bismarck did its part Friday night by defeating Fouke, 47-15.
Senior quarterback Josh Lawson threw four touchdown passes in the first half as the Knights built a 35-0 cushion. Senior Dillon Fox took over at quarterback in the second half, throwing a touchdown pass to Nate Rogers.
Genoa defense no match for Lawson
Centerpoint (6-3, 3-3) lit up the scoreboard 95 seconds into the game on a 28-yard touchdown pass from Lawson to senior Kaden Owens. It was the first of three touchdown receptions by Owens.
Lawson and Owens teamed up on a 4-yard pass with 8:54 left in the first quarter, and again in the second quarter from 16 yards. Dillon Fox caught a 41-yard scoring pass from Lawson with 3:43 left in the first quarter to make it 20-0.
Lawson completed 10 of 14 passes for 145 yards in the first half. Owens had four receptions for 53 yards.