The fans were treated to a great game tonight at Bob Miller Stadium for the home opener of this 2012 season.
Both teams came into tonight with a 1-1 record. NCC winning their first game in the Skyline Chili Crosstown shootout against Dixie Heights, and the Camels winning last week at Milford.
After a back and forth first quarter the Camels got on the board as #18 Tyler “The Bull” Durham threw a 50 yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Jake Zabonick with 50 seconds left in the quarter.
Late in the 2nd quarter they got in the endzone twice. With 1:02 left Durham broke free for a 20 yard rushing touchdown, Stephen Myers got a 20 yard rushing touchdown of his own with 52 seconds left, Durham with the handoff. Myers touchdown was setup by an interception from #4 Mitch Kramer near midfield.
The Thoroughbreds had little in the way of offense tonight. Their first points came in the 3rd quarter off of a Camels safety that resulted from a bad snap during a punt deep in their own territory. That made the score 21-2. They would score a touchdown on their next possession making the score 21-9. The Camels answered on their next possession with a 65 yard touchdown run from Tyler Durham.
The offense would finished the night scoring 42 points, #13 Eli Mathews (36 yard TD run) and #28 Alex Howard (1 yard TD run) scoring the last two touchdowns.
The defense had a great night as well. They forced two fumbles, #85 Brett Keeton grabbing one in the 1st quarter and #31 Robert Metz grabbing the other earlier in the 4th quarter, and an interception. They held NCC to the fewest points they have had all season at 16.
Mr. Perfect, #17 Grant Mahoney finished the night 6/6 on extra points.
This was the first win against NCC since the 2009 season.
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