The Camels offense struggled through the first half tonight, but warmed up in the second half.
The defense play a great game all the way through, only allowing Cooper to score one touchdown, which came in the second quarter.
The offense for the camels made a number of mistakes early, but after halftime they scored 17 unanswered points. Josh Carroll would get the short run touchdown, getting the camels on the board. In the fourth quarter they would get a field goal, making the score 10-7. Quarterback Carson Plessinger would get the insurance points late in the fourth quarter sealing the game.
The Camels are now 3-1 on the season. Next Friday they play Conner at home.
The camels came up just short tonight in their home opener against Highlands. Although it was a loss, the camels showed that even when it looks like the game is way out of hand they never give up.
In the first half the blue birds were pouring it on, scoring 23 points. It looked as if a blowout was going to happen. But the camels were able to get through the rest of the half without allowing highlands to score again. Going into halftime down 23-0.
The third quarter would be pretty uneventful until the camels put a drive together at the end that would give them their first touchdown on the opening play of the fourth quarter as Carson Plessinger ran it up the middle. They would convert the two point conversion making the score 8-23.
The defense would hold the rest of the quarter, and with under three minutes left Plessinger would take the ball into the end zone again on another short run. Once again they would convert on the two point conversion. That would get them within 7 points.
The defense stopped Highlands again putting them in a 4th and 2 situation around midfield with under 30 seconds to go. In a punt formation, Highlands ran a fake and got the first down. They would run the rest of the clock out as the camels were out of timeouts.
Great job camels, even though it was a loss, you showed that they won’t give up.
Next week they travel to Newport Stadium to take on Newport Central Catholic.
Varsity football started the season off with a big victory tonight over the East Central Trojans from Indiana.
Both teams would start the game off slow as neither team scored in the first quarter. But things changed at the beginning of the second quarter as East Central would score a touchdown in the opening minute on a 17 yard touchdown pass. Less than two minutes later the camels would get a touchdown of their own after Carson Plessinger would connect with Matt Mayer for a 44 yard touchdown pass, the extra point was no good. Both teams would get another touchdown, sending them to halftime with the camels down 13-14.
The camels received the ball to start the second half and put together a long touchdown drive. Josh Carroll would score the touchdown, and Plessinger would covert the two point conversion. That would put the camels up by 7, and eat up almost half of the third quarter.
They would only add to their lead in the fourth quarter after connecting on a 20 yard field goal and punching in another touchdown. Although they didn’t need to add anymore points after the defense kept the Trojans out of the end zone the entire second half.
Next week they play their home opening against Highlands.
Special thanks to Kip Mason and Mareka Miller for the updates a pictures.
On August 29th at 7:00 p.m. the Campbell County Camels will take on the Highlands Bluebirds at the Campbell County High School Athletic Complex. We invite you to join us in honoring the former “Voice of the Camels”, Mr. Greg Rose, with pre-game activities and a special half-time presentation. Prior to kick off, you can help us honor Greg by donating to the Greg Rose Memorial Scholarship Fund. The first 500 donors will receive a commemorative “Rose” pin. Please come out and support the Camels and help us honor Greg Rose who will forever be remembered for his commitment to Campbell County Schools.
Camels will host the Covington Catholic Colonels on Friday August 15th. Freshmen will start at 6:00 PM on the upper practice field. The Varsity will begin at 7:00 PM in the stadium.
The football team will be hosting its annual golf tournament and have named it in honor of their biggest fan. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the football program and a donation will be made to the Greg Rose Scholarship Fund. In years past this has sold out quickly, this year will be no different. Please contact Mike Schneider at 859-393-0620 or send an email to email@example.com if you are interested in playing or giving a donation.
- Saturday July 19th, 2014
- AJ Jolly Golf Course
- 1:00pm Shotgun Start
- $80 / person, includes lunch, dinner and beverages