Campbellsville’s junior varsity football team captured the Heartland Athletic Conference crown on the road 32-12 Monday at Marion County.
The Eagle defense held the Knights out of the end zone on their first possession despite a first and goal opportunity.
Marion County did tally the first points after a forced fumble recovery in the end zone.
Campbellsville’s offense responded quickly after solid runs from Kendon Young and Tavon Hunter set up quarterback Arick Groves’ one-yard touchdown run. Groves also ran in the conversion to put CHS up 8-6.
After the Eagle defense forced a quick three and out on the first series of the second quarter, Young broke a 60-yard TD run and Groves ran in the conversion for a 16-6 half-time cushion.
On the first possession of the third quarter, Marion County was aided by some penalties and managed to record a 30-yard completion for the score.
Campbellsville’s offense answered as it took only three plays for Young to break loose for a TD run of 35 yards. Austin Hash executed a direct snap to Austyn Thornton for a successful conversion attempt making the score 24-12.
After not allowing a first down since the opening drive of the second half, the Eagle defense remained stingy in the fourth quarter and forced a fumble setting up the final TD when Young received a block from Hayden Webb and raced 45 yards for a TD. Groves connected with Hash for the two point conversion.
Campbellsville finished the 2013 JV season with a 5-2 record with both losses coming to teams (Green County and Marion County) they would eventually defeat in the playoffs for the title.