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Strong 4th quarter lifts Station Camp over Central

David Watkins

Chronicle Correspondent

On Friday night, Station Camp traveled down 109 to Wilson Central for a match up of two District 9-AAA teams. The game was tight early, but the Bison pulled away from the Wildcats for a 48-27 victory.  

In the first half the teams swapped scores and Wilson Central was down 20-17 at the half.  The Wildcats put up a field goal at the end of the 3rd quarter and the game was all tied at 20 going into the last quarter.  However, in the 4th, Station Camp put up 21 unanswered points and outscored Central 28 to 7 to win the game.

On Station Camp’s second possession, they were able to move the ball fairly easily.  On 2nd-and-9 from Central’s 23-yard line, Preston Reed came up with a 9 yard sack.  However, on the next play Josh Malone caught a 32 yard touchdown pass. Reed got a hand on the extra point and it fell short.  Station Camp took a 6-0 lead with 4:45 to go in the 1st.

A few possessions later, Station Camp began to move the ball.  They had gained two first downs when Thomas Thurston picked off a pass and took it into the end zone.  However, Central was called for a block in the back and the TD didn’t count, but Central got the ball on their 28. On the next play Price hit a big hole with a full head of steam and ran 48 yards for a touchdown. With 9:51 to go in the half Central took a 7-6 lead.

Three plays later Malone caught a 27 yard pass.  Central’s Colt Russell picked off the Bison’s two point attempt, putting them down, 12-7.

On  Station Camp’s next possession, the first play they fumbled and it was recovered by Central’s Dillon Smith on the 7.  Three plays later Vic Johnson took it in from 4 yards out.  Cavanough’s extra point was good and Central took a 14-12 lead.

Central’s defense held and forced a punt.  However, the offense coughed the ball up and gave Station Camp the chance to score.  They went for 2 and it was good.  With only a minute left in the half, Central moved within field goal range and Cavanough hit one from 23 yards out to go into the half down 20-17.

The third quarter was a slow one with both sides keeping the ball on the ground.  The only score of the half came after Central’s Colt Russell picked off Station Camp at midfield.  Central moved the ball into range and Cavanough hit a 28 yard field goal, tying the game at 20.

The 4th quarter was all Station Camp as they scored on all four of their possessions. Central was only able to score on one of its’ four possessions.

Next week Central is at home again Beech (5-2) comes to town.

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