Lions tame Cubs 35-14 Panthers next on menu

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Non-region game at Riverside this Friday

Camden’s Lions jumped on region foe Cheatham County quick enroute to a 35-14 victory at home. The Lions took a 14-0 lead and never looked back as they stretched that lead to 22-7 at the half and 35-7 into the fourth quarter.

The Lions had trouble in the first half covering the agile Cub receivers but remedied that at intermission. “We changed to a cover-2 defense in the second half,” said Lion head coach William Blow. “They were doing some things we had not seen on film.”

Camden goes on the road to Riverside this Friday and the coaches would love to see a big Camden crowd to cheer them on in this rivalry game.

“Riverside is a good football team,” said Blow. “Coach Frost and his staff do a great job having their guys prepared every Friday night.”

Camden 35, Cheatham 14

Camden drove the length of the field on its first drive but turned the ball over inside the Cubs’ 10-yard line.

They bounced right back on their second possession though and scored on a 3-yard run by senior Darius Jones. It was Jones and classmate, quarterback Quinten Wilson, who scored all 5 touchdowns. Jones had a pair of touchdowns on the night to 3 for Wilson.

Jones’ touchdown was set up by a couple of long runs by Wilson.

Wilson scored the second touchdown on a 4-yard run and Jones punched in the 2-point conversion on a run for a 14-0 lead.

Cheatham drove 63 yards on 7 plays to get within a touchdown at 14-7. The scoring play was a 10-yard pass play.

Wilson scored his second touchdown on a 3-yard run late in the second quarter to put the Lions ahead 22-7 at the half.

Camden scored in the third and fourth quarters to take a 35-7 lead before the visitors scored their second touchdown.

Wilson ran 31-yards for a touchdown on a 2-play 37-yard drive to make it 29-7 and Jones capped the scoring with a 1-yard touchdown in the last quarter.

Camden racked up 20 first downs to 12 for Cheatham and ran the ball for 347 yards led by Wilson with 187 yards and Jones with 74 more.

Wilson completed 1 pass, to Jacob Hooten, for 26 yards.

Jones led the tacklers with 7, Samuel Behzad had 6 while Mason Howard and Corey Painter had 5 tackles each.

Score by quarters:
Cheatham 0- 7-0-7—14
Camden 6-16-6-6—35
Records: Camden 3-2; Cheatham Co. 1-4.


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