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Campbellsville High School’s junior varsity Eagles used early turnovers to race out to a commanding lead and never looked back in defeating LaRue County 48-14 on Sept. 23.
After forcing a fumble on the opening kick-off, quarterback Arick Groves hooked up with Austin Hash for a 25-yard touchdown pass on the second play from scrimmage. Tavon Hunter scored the two-point conversion.
On the next defensive series, middle linebacker Deston Ford forced and recovered a fumble on the second play. On the ensuing play, Groves found Kendon Young on a 37-yard TD pass with Stone Williams running in the conversion for a 16-0 advantage.
After a defensive stand, the Eagles’ next score came on a 15-yard run by Groves that was preceded by a nice catch by Hash and a run by Hunter. Williams again converted the two-point run to make the score 24-0 at the end of the first quarter.
After another forced turnover by the Eagle defense, Austyn Thornton’s 25-yard run set himself up for a three-yard tally two plays later. Groves connected with Hunter on the conversion attempt for a 32-0 cushion.
On CHS’ next offensive possession, Groves connected with Hash for a 20-yard pass play and Williams scored on a 10-yard run on the next play. Groves and Hunter again hooked up for a successful conversion attempt, making the score 40-0.
LaRue County would add a touchdown of its own in the closing seconds of the first half on a 25-yard pass and executed the conversion.
The Eagles did not waste any time getting back to work in the second half when Thornton returned the kick-off 70 yards for the touchdown. Groves ran in the conversion to put CHS up 48-8.
The Hawks added another TD late in the fourth quarter.
On defense, the Eagles were led by Ford with 12 tackles while Hash tallied nine and Logan Brown recorded six.
The Eagles (2-0 overall and 1-0 in division play) return to action tonight by hosting Adair County.