Eagles use McCubbin punt return TD, stingy 'D' to oust Lynn Camp

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By Bobby Brockman

Campbellsville High School made its second trip of the season to Lynn Camp more enjoyable than the first as the Eagles scored late to upend the Wildcats 12-7 on Friday night.

"We expected it to be a war," CHS head coach Herb Wiseman admitted. "But, we also knew they had to be looking at us as a 47-14 team (the score of the Eagles' loss in September on the same field.)

After a scoreless first quarter, Campbellsville struck first when Shumari Bridgewater sprinted in from 15 yards out with 11:45 left in the half.

An Aaron Schwoebel pass to Andrew Anderson for 15 yards was a key play in the drive and Thomas Downs had a pair of six-yard pick-ups.

Lynn Camp tied the game on a 30-yard run with 5:42 before intermission and took a 7-6 advantage on a point-after kick.

The second half turned into even more of a defensive struggle, but the Eagles had more big plays than did the Wildcats to post the win.

"We knew we had to hit them in the mouth and let them know we were here to play," Wiseman admitted of the Eagle effort.

When at looked like Lynn Camp was going to add points to its lead on a blocked punt, the Eagles toughened their stand and held the Wildcats on four tries from inside the 10-yard line.

Campbellsville also had trouble moving the pigskin and needed an 81-yard punt return for a touchdown by junior Michael McCubbin to regain the lead with 10:27 left in the game.

McCubbin fielded the punt at his own 19, broke a tackle at the 25 and went the last 75 yards virtually untouched.

Jamar Atkinson added a pair of quarterback sacks, both for 10-yard losses, and Zach Altman and Shumari Bridgewater had 15 tackles apiece to pace the CHS defense.

"Everybody worked hard, players and assistants," Wiseman said. "We've now got to get ready on Monday and go to Williamsburg for round two."

Campbellsville (5-6) plays at Wiliamsburg (7-4) on Friday at 8:00 with the Eagles going from the hunter to the hunted. They spanked the Yellow Jackets 68-36 at home on Oct. 5.

- Sports Editor Bobby Brockman can be reached at 465-8111 Ext. 225 or at sports@cknj.com. Comment on this story at www.cknj.com.