KINGSLAND, GA – It is no secret what Camden County is going to do on offense as they have been running the Wing-T for years – but teams still can’t find a way to stop them.
It was no different Saturday night as host Camden County routed visiting Tallahassee Lincoln 48-13 in a game shortened midway through the third quarter at Chris Gillman Stadium in Kingsland, GA.
With a depth chart that reaches 20 people deep in the backfield, it was a different person nearly every play that scorched the Trojans front seven.
Take Harrison Poole for example, Poole was the fifth leading rusher on the team last season.
Poole had a coming out party last night accounting for two touchdowns, an interception and touchdown saving tackle in one half.
Towards the end of the first quarter, Poole stepped in front of a Lincoln receiver and dove for the ball to pick off the pass.
The turnover didn’t hurt Lincoln at the time, but set the tone of what was to come.
Backed up to their own 25-yard line, Lincoln quarterback Chris Brimm was flushed out of the pocket under pressure and fumbled the ball away to Camden County’s Casey McCormick.
Following a penalty on Camden County, Poole took a handoff from quarterback Antonio Hamilton and raced 40 yards untouched giving the Wildcats some breathing room and 14-7 lead with 8:23 left in the second quarter.
Following another three and out on Lincoln, five plays later the Wildcats leading rusher from last season Brandon McMaster raced 19 yards around the corner increasing the lead to 21-7 with under six minutes to play in the first half.
Lincoln offense sputtered again and another three and out resulted in another punt.
Willie Williams lined up for another punt, but the Wildcats pressure got to Williams and Willie Sheffield blocked the punt and Poole scooped up the ball and returned it 25 yards for a score and 28-7 lead.
Three plays later, Brimm found Fred Daughtry for an apparent 78 yard score but Poole chased down Daughtry from behind and caught him at the 20-yard line.
Two plays later, Brimm threw a bullet pass intended for one receiver and the ball sailed through his hands and into the hands of Quentez Gallon for a 22 yard score putting Lincoln back in the game, cutting the lead to 28-13 with under three minutes to play in the first half.
Just when it appeared Lincoln appeared to get back in the game, Camden answered back to seize control.
Three plays after the Trojans score, Hamilton found Stephon Lee wide open across the middle and Lee raced 59 yards untouched for a 35-13 lead under two minutes left till half.
William Farmer took the ensuing kickoff and cut outside and raced down the sideline before being pushed out of bounds at the 9-yard line.
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However, on fourth and goal from the one, Brimm was hit short of the goal line turning the ball over on downs.
Camden County kneeled on the ball and went into the locker room with a 35-13 halftime lead waiting to receive the ball in the second half.
It didn’t take long for Camden to score again as Hamilton connected with Poole for a 14-yard gain and McMaster rumbled 5 yards three plays later putting the Wildcats up 42-13 just three minutes into the third quarter.
Lincoln went three and out again giving Camden County the ball back again.
Fullback Brandon Fuller busted up the middle for a 45 yard run putting the Wildcats down to the 17-yard line.
Hamilton found tight end Terry Compton wide open on the left side for a 17-yard touchdown pass putting the Wildcats up 48-13.
Before the Wildcats could kick the point after attempt, Georgia High School Association (GHSA) officials told both teams to take cover and head to the locker room because of several lightning strikes seen in the area.
Well after both teams cleared the field, the announced advised both fans to clear the stadium and seek shelter.
Thirty minutes later, the lights were turned off and the sky opened up with a torrential down pour; giving GHSA officials no choice but to call the game.
It appeared the game would be a much closer one than the final outcome.
Lincoln seemed to catch Camden County off guard early on, going no huddle and up tempo on offense. Ricky Henrilus was able to bust through the Wildcats defense for chunks at a time accumulating 30 yards on the first three plays.
However, the drive stalled and Camden County began their opening drive at midfield and they didn’t waste any time.
Five plays into the drive, Mikey Packard found a hole and ran up the middle untouched for a 45-yard score and 7-0 lead for the Wildcats.
Lincoln answered quickly going 85 yards in 9 plays, thanks to Brimm and Henrilus. Brimm connected with Malik Graye for a 6-yard touchdown pass tying the game at 7-7 with 5:39 left in the first quarter.
From there though, Camden County put it out reach outscoring Lincoln 28-6 in the second quarter.
Lincoln (0-1) will try to rebound and regroup quickly traveling to Niceville next week, while Camden County (1-0) hosts Dutchtown.
CC – Mikey Packard 34 yard run (7-0) 7:51
LIN – Malik Garye 6 yard pass from Chris Brimm (7-7) 5:39
CC – Harrison Poole 40 yard run (14-7) 8:23
CC – Brandon McMaster 19 yard run (21-7) 5:57
CC – Harrison Poole 25 yard block punt return (28-7) 4:16
LIN – Quentez Gallon 22 yard pass from Brimm (28-13) 2:39
CC – Stephon Lee 59 yards from Antonio Hamilton (35-13) 1:53
CC – Brandon McMaster 5 yard run (42-13) 9:46
CC – Terry Compton 17 yard pass from Hamilton (48-13) 7:47