Atholton’s football team made an amazing comeback on Friday night at Centennial.

The Raiders trailed 22-0 late in the second quarter before the light switch came on.  Quarterback Brian McMahon threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Dequan Ellison with two seconds left before the half.

That was the start of Atholton’s run of 29 unanswered points in a come-from-behind 29-22 victory over the Eagles.

Centennial (0-3) jumped ahead 10-0 after the first quarter behing a Matt Hugel 37-yard field goal and a 37-yard touchdown run by Matt Harbinson.  Austin Kemp added two touchdown runs of 4- and 3-yards respectively to give the Eagles a commanding 22-0 advantage.

Atholton, coming off a 19-13 loss to upstart Hammond last week, held Centennial scoreless in the second half.

Trailing 22-8 going into the third quarter, McMahon (11 of 22 passing, 204 yards) found Ellison again, this time for a 42-yard hookup to cut into the lead.  Ellison finished with three catches for 95 yards and Curtis Pumphrey had six catches for 95 yards.

Early in the fourth, Kenny Thomas ran for a 10-yard score to tie the score at 22-22.  With 2:49 left in the game, McMahon finished the comeback after scoring on a one-yard run to give the Raiders the win.

Atholton 29, Centennial 22

A             0              8              7              14           —             29

C             10           12            0              0              —             22

1st Q

C – Hugel 37 FG, 10:02
C – Harbinson 37  run (Hugel kick), 6:33

2nd Q

C – Kemp 4 run (kick failed), 11:55
C – Kemp 3 run (kick failed) 9:22
A – Ellison 13 pass from McMahon (King pass from McMahon), 0:02

3rd Q

A – Ellison 42 pass from McMahon (Hass kick), 7:12

4th Q

A – Thomas 10 run (Haas kick), 10:49
A – McMahon 1 run (Haas kick), 2:49