Camden opens region play Friday on the road at Harpeth after dropping a 41-27 decision to an undefeated and good Creek Wood team at home.
The Lions are 1-1 and 0-0 in region play and face some good talent from the Indians and especially #11 Luke Gossett. “We must be aware of where he is at all times,” said Camden head coach William Blow. “They move him around a lot on offense and we will have to cover him.
The Lions spotted Creek Wood a 14-0 lead and could never get close although two fourth quarter touchdowns made the final score look better.
Each of Creek Wood’s first two drives took less than a minute each.
After those two touchdowns Camden’s Quentin Wilson completed a 17-yard touchdown pass to Trenton Moore. The try for two on the extra point came up short.
Creek Wood completed another touchdown pass for a 21-6 lead. The Lions got back in the game on a 1-yard touchdown by Darius Jones who capped an eight play 65-yard drive.
Wilson ran the ball in for two to close the gap to one score, 21-14.
Creek Wood scored again to make it 28-14 at the half and then twice more in the third quarter for a 41-14 lead. Gerado Velasco, a soccer-style kicker, boomed the extra points.
Creek Wood attempted a long field goal right before the half that was long enough but submarined through the end zone. They tried a second field goal in the second half that was no good.
Things went downhill for Camden in the third quarter.
A bright spot for the Lions was when Tucker Jackson scored two touchdowns on runs of 55 and 64 yards and Josslyn Owens kicked the extra point.
“We played a physical game on both sides of the ball,” Blow said. “We just turned the ball over too many times and missed too many tackles for us to beat a team as good as Creek Wood.
Blow said the region race will be competitive and probably will not decide the champion until the last week.
Camden put together 19 first downs to 16 for the visitors and out-gained the Red Hawks on the ground 329-305.
Wilson was 5 of 9 passing for 46 yards and a touchdown and had one interception.
Jackson was the game’s leading rusher with 142 yards and two touchdowns.
Wilson ran 17 times for 69 yards and Jones 11 times for 49 yards.
Darius Porter gained 40 yards on five carries.
Jacob Hooten led all tacklers with 10 while Corey Painter and Kade Lopez had six each.
Jones and Matt Wilson had five tackles each.
Records: Camden 1-1; Creek Wood 2-0.
Score by quarters:
Creek Wood 14-14-13- 0—41
Camden 0-14- 0-13—27