For the third consecutive season, the Whetstone football team had its season end with a loss to Centennial.
The visiting Braves gave up three first-quarter touchdowns on their way to a 55-7 loss Nov. 1 to finish 3-7 overall and 2-4 in the City League-South Division.
The Stars improved to 9-1 overall and won the league title at 6-0.
The Braves, who ended the season on a four-game losing streak, recovered two fumbles and got an interception by Rashaun Broomfield against Centennial, which outgained Whetstone 460-20 in total yards and held the ball for 33 minutes, 6 seconds.
Quarterback Alex Hurd threw a 53-yard touchdown to Gabriel Jordan late in the first quarter to cut the Stars' lead to 21-7, but Whetstone wouldn't score again.
Centennial took a 7-0 lead on a 40-yard run by Luchene Davis on his team's first play from scrimmage after an interception by C.J. Dean.
Dean intercepted Hurd again on Whetstone's next possession and Davis ran for a 23-yard touchdown to make it 14-0.
Trailing 21-7 late in the second quarter, the Braves drove to the Centennial 5-yard line, but Darric McClinton was tackled for a 10-yard loss and Hurd was sacked for another 10-yard loss and the possession ended with a missed 42-yard field-goal attempt by Joren Clem.
"When those turnovers happened, we were saying, 'It's a long game and we've got a long way to go,' " coach Tom Jones said. "They scouted us well. The first two plays (Centennial was on offense), they scored, so that hurt, too, but we didn't give up. We started fighting back with defense."