Bethlehem tries for bounce-back season at CHS

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Flocks of Eagles meet on Friday at 7:30 on Fryrear Field.

By Bobby Brockman

Two flocks of Eagles will square off on Friday night at Campbellsville High School with the victor determining more of its 2012 football fortunes
Bethlehem (2-1) gave up 85 points in its first two games last season before beating Berea in game three. The Eagles beat Berea in game three this year, but downed Washington County 30-27 in game one as coach Ron Koontz attempts to bounce back from last season’s 2-9 worksheet.
Bethlehem knocked off Washington County in Springfield as junior quarterback Conner Ballard (No. 28) passed for a touchdown and ran in two scores.
Sophomore Jake Yates (No. 21) caught Ballard’s touchdown pass while senior Dallas Lanham (No. 5) had a three-yard score in the third quarter.
In week two, Bardstown won the Mayor’s Cup 49-7 over the Eagles as the Tigers ran the ball 31 times for 343 yards.
Lanham tallied Bethlehem’s only touchdown on an eight-yard, fourth-quarter run.
The Eagles’ tallied 30 points again to beat Berea 30-18 last week.
Ballard connected with junior Frederick Brady (No. 44) for the Bethlehem’s first score before senior J.D. Lear (No. 83) had a pick six for the second TD.
The Eagles made it 18-6 just before half-time on a Lanham tally. Lanham accounted for 162 yards offense and scored the final two Bethlehem scores.
Junior Taylor Ryan (No. 2) had a pair of interceptions for the Eagles, who got their fourth pick from junior Jansen Sivori (No. 11) in the waning seconds.
Campbellsville (0-3) won last season’s match-up in Bardstown 40-17 after Bethlehem had pulled out a 7-6 victory on Dave Fryrear Field in 2010.
Coach Dale Estes’ Eagles did taste some late offensive success against cross-town rival Taylor County last week with three scores in the final 15 minutes of a 34-21 setback at Campbellsville University’s Finley Stadium.
The overall series favors CHS 4-3.
•Campbellsville’s last two games on its campus field have been close encounters — a one-point win over Fort Knox (25-24) in the regular-season finale last Oct. 28 and a one-post loss to district rival Williamsburg (28-27) three weeks earlier on Oct. 7.
•After three games, senior Josh Roe leads Campbellsville in tackles with 25 while sophomore Hayden Webb has been in on 24, freshman Deston Ford 21 and sophomore Eric Lamer 19.