The Camels traveled to Ballard HS (Louisville) Thursday night for their last regular season game. Both teams came ready to play on a non-traditional night. Ballard requested the game be moved to Thursday to accommodate the University of Louisville’s Friday home game against U.C.
Ballard struck first and went ahead 7-0 with 5:20 remaining in the 1st qtr. The Camels answered when Tyler Durham punched the ball in from 5 yards out. His run made the score 7-6 with 2:19 left in the 1st. Ballard scored 2 unanswered touchdowns. As halftime approached Ballard was leading 21-6. With only :57 remaining in the half…the Camels scored on another 5 yard Durham run. Going into halftime Ballard led 21-14.
The Camels received the ball to start the 2nd half and promptly drove the length of the field. Tyler Durham completed a 7 yard TD pass to Tim Weimer to make the score 21-20 (Ballard) with 7 minutes remaining in the 3rd. The excitement continued when Campbell County recovered a Ballard fumble a few minutes later. Ballard took the ball back and scored with 2 min left in the 3rd making the score 28-20 (Ballard).
There was no quit in the Camels this night as the Camels opened the 4th qtr with an impressive drive. Tyler “the Bull” Durham earned his nickname with a tough 1 yard TD run. The Camels evened the score at 28-28 with only 10 minutes remaining in the game.
After recovering another Ballard fumble, Senior Quarterback Tyler Durham put the Camels ahead with a 30 yard TD run with 8 minutes remaining. Ballard answered immediately with an 80 yard TD pass to regain the lead. The score was 35-34 (Ballard) with 7 minutes remaining in the contest.
Campbell County showed no quit. The Camels got the ball drove the field to the 10 yard line with only :19 seconds remaining in the game. The field goal unit came on for what appeared would be a game winning kick. Unfortunately, the kick was just wide and Camels came up just short of the victory.
With the regular season over Campbell County can now focus on the playoffs. The Camels enjoy the #1 seed in their side of the 6A playoff bracket. The Camels will host Paul Dunbar next Friday (Nov. 2) at Bob Miller Stadium. Come out and cheer the Camels to victory!
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