These Camels weren’t slow to get going on Friday night.
A 22-point first quarter guided Campbell County to a 43-22 victory over Newport Central Catholic in Claryville.
Right off the bat, the Camel’s defense struck hard. Garyn Jackson snatched a pass
from Kolton Smith and took it to the house for six points.
The next two NewCath drives? Turnovers on downs.
Campbell County quarterback Nate Smith was on que in all areas, finishing with 137 passing yards and 119 rushing yards.
His first scoring play was a 25-yard pass to Xavier Fancher. Runs of 41 and 15 yards put the Camels up 29-0 in the early stages of the second.
“Nate is a special guy. He’s so humble. He’s the hardest worker there is. We had to
do what we had to do to win the game. We’ve got some great receivers. Nate can
really fire the ball.” Brian Weinrich said.
NewCath’s Demetrick Welch answered by doing what he does best. The senior
running back scored a tough-earned rushing touchdown for the seventh time this
season midway through the second quarter.
The first half flew by with the fast-paced offenses. In the final two minutes
Campbell scored again on a Smith 19-yard pass to Garyn Jackson, but Kolton Smith hit Welch for a 10-yard touchdown, making it 36-14 Camels heading into the locker room.
The offensive slowed a little and the defense came together in the second half.
Landon McNabb added a rushing touchdown for the Camels while Welch had a three-yard score that would be the last of the ballgame.
Welch finished with 49 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns, and a
Kolton Smith threw for 147 yards and ran for 65 yards.
Campbell County snaps a three-game losing streak that fell on rough times, losing by an average of 33 points during that span.
“The guys have been working hard the last few weeks. It had been frustrating.
We’ve played some really good teams lately and left some stuff out there, but
credit goes to the players for showing up on Saturdays and throughout the week,
continuing to get better. I felt like things kind of came together.” Weinrich said.
On the other side, Newport Central Catholic fell to 2-3, but did have some bright
spots, finishing with 261 yards of offense.
NewCath stays on the road with a tough opponent next week at Raceland and the
Camels head to Ohio to take on Harrison.
CAMELS 43, THOROUGHBREDS 22
NEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLIC— 0-14-0-8 — 22
CAMPBELL COUNTY — 22-14-7-0 — 43
(CC) Jackson 24-yard interception (11:45) Rose kick
(CC) Smith 25-yard pass to Fancher (3:18) Smith run
(CC) Smith 41-yard run (0:21) Rose kick
(CC) Smith 15-yard run (9:23) Rose kick
(NCC) Welch 9-yard run (4:51) Roeder kick failed
(CC) Smith 19-yard pass to Jackson (2:04) Rose kick
(NCC) Smith 10-yard pass to Welch (1:11) Smith run
(CC) McNabb 8-yard run (7:19) Rose kick
(NCC) Welch 3-yard run (8:12) Smith pass to Ford
Passing Yards: Campbell County 137 (Smith 10/17), Newport Central Catholic 147
Rushing Yards: Campbell County 267 (Smith 12-119, Evers 7-58, McNabb 9-46,
Bertram 7-45, Morency 4-5, Craddock 2-1, Jackson 1-(minus)2), Newport Central
Catholic 114 (Smith 18-65, Welch 13-49)
Receiving: Campbell County (Jackson 2-66, Fancher 2-34, Combs 4-28, Craddock 1-
7, Evers 1-2), Newport Central Catholic (Ford 6-68, Collopy 2-34, Welch 5-22, Doeker
2-10, Meyer 1-8, Patterson 1-5)
Turnovers: Campbell County 0, Newport Central Catholic 1
Penalties: Campbell County 9-63, Newport Central Catholic 9-87
Records: Campbell County 2-3, Newport Central Catholic 2-3