By Jonathan Bailey
The Camden Lions are 3-6 on the season, but they’re not out of playoff talk yet. This Friday, Oct. 28, the Camden Lions will compete for a playoff berth against the Gibson County Pioneers. Their last regular season game, last home game of the season, and Senior Night all wrapped in one, this game is set to be a real treat.
Throughout the season, we have followed the Lions offense closely. With Coach Matt McConnell’s lack of fear in the passing game, it has been fun to watch. Notably, the 2022 Lions have broken many offensive records. Even better news? There are more records that have great potential to be set on Friday night.
Senior quarterback Will Dobson has broken several records this year, but one incredible record hangs in the rafters just waiting for him to snag. Dobson is 167 yards away from the single-season all-time passing high. If he completes 101 more yards in his passing game, he will move into 5th place for passing in the CHS record books.
Albeit a bit of a stretch, he possibly could reach the 596 total passing yards needed to attain the CHS all-time record for passing. That feat is not impossible considering the team’s performance earlier in the season with a school record 614 yards of offense in a single game.
Sophomore wide receiver Isaac Moore needs one touchdown, three receptions, and 25 yards gained on offense to break three CHS single-season records. All of this can be accomplished on Friday night, and who wouldn’t want to see that happen for this spirited sophomore?
Putting the potential individual season records into perspective, the 2022 Camden Central Lions have played 87+ football seasons. The performance of the 2022 passing offense has topped them all. The only negative is that their great offensive play this fall has not led to a winning season.
With the Lions being one win away from playoff contention, a few plays away from changing the history books, and celebrating their seniors one last time with Senior Night, you can be a part of history as well! All you have to do is show up to CHS on Friday night for the Lions’ last home game and enjoy the show. Admission is $7 and concessions will be full tilt. For more information on the team, visit Camden Central High School Football on Facebook.