Cardinals crush Cats at Watson Chapel

The football game between the Camden Fairview Cardinals and the Watson Chapel Wildcats was delayed 30 minutes due to lightning in the area. However, there wasn't a way to delay the storm on the field between the two football teams.

After several thunderous hits and lightening quick offensive possessions throughout the night, it was the visiting team that was able to rain points and capture a 60 to 24 win.

The Wildcats offense went three and out on its first possession and shanked a punt that only made it to their own 30 yard line. The Cardinals offense took over and pounded the ball down the field ending a five play drive with a one yard touchdown run by Martavius Thomas. The ensuing PAT was no good as Nasir Khan's kick had plenty of distance but went wide right with 8:29 left in the first.

The Cardinal defense would force another three and out and the special teams almost gained a big lift when JaToney McGhee fielded a punt at the C 38 and returned it for a touchdown but the run was called back due to a penalty. The same would happen to the CF offense after a big 40 yard run by Jacoriae "Bug" Brown was called back. Brown would get those yards a couple of plays later when he ran for a 43 yard touchdown. The PAT went awry when the snap went through the holder's hands but the visiting team held on to the 12-0 lead with more than five minutes left in the first.

CF's fierce defense would force another three and the offense four go on a four play 59 yard scoring drive that was finished off with a 9-yard touchdown run from Brown. The 2 point conversion was no good but the Cardinals held a three possession lead.

After the Cardinals dominated the opening segment, Watson Chapel proved they weren't going to lay down. Despite the physical play from a stingy Cardinal defense, the Wildcats started to find success with its short run game. They were also aided by three Cardinal penalties that resulted in first downs for the home team. The Cardinals appeared to have WC stopped when a pass went above the intended receivers head on a third down and goal, but a pass interference was called and the Wildcats would score on a well executed wheel route from 16 yards out to get on the score board. Chapel would add the two point conversion to cut into the Cardinals lead.

CF responded quickly.

A.J. Alsobrook fielded the kickoff at the Cardinals 12 and zipped between Wildcat Defender all the way down to the WC 16 yard line. Two plays later, Thomas would score his second touchdown of the night on the ground with a 16 yard quarterback keeper. The ensuing PAT was good this time as the Cardinals went ahead, 25-8.

WC would score on its next offensive possession but the Cardinals would respond quickly again. After a 25 yard kickoff return from Brandon Copeland and a late hit by the Wildcats, McGhee would run through defenders for a 25 yard touchdown. Khan added the PAT and the Cardinals would take a 32-16 lead into the half.

The Cardinals received the ball to start the third and on their first play from scrimmage, Thomas would outrun everyone for a 64 yard touchdown. The PAT was good making it 39-16 in the Cardinals favor.

WC would add another touchdown in the second half, but the Cardinals would add three more - a 28 yard TD reception by Copeland, a five yard TD run from McGhee and a 45 yard TD run by Thomas.

The Cardinals finished with five sacks and six three and outs on the night. After getting it done in the air last week, the Cardinals went back to the ground game rushing for 320 yards. Thomas finished 7/10 for 104yards in the air and 150 yards and four touchdowns on the ground. Jacovey Barker and Kameron Eastam split two-sacks and had solo sacks as well.

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