Edmonson pulls away from Eagles in opener

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Wildcats use three unanswered TDs in fourth for 35-12 win

By Bobby Brockman



Campbellsville High scored first, but visiting Edmonson County tallied five of the final six touchdowns to upend the Eagles 35-12 in the nightcap of Friday night’s Forcht Bank Bowl at Campbellsville University.
“I’m not one about making excuses,” Eagles’ head coach Dale Estes admitted. “But, our seniors have to pick it up because we’re already playing enough freshmen and sophomores.”
After a Zach Durham pass to Kendon Young went for 54 yards to pay dirt, the Wildcats tallied two touchdowns before Deston Ford picked off a pass and went 78 yards, with the help of Grant Adams’ block, to move within 14-12 at the half-time horn sounded.
“We felt good at that point and I believe if we could have scored in the third, we could have won the game,” Estes offered. “The momentum was there, but we couldn’t finish things.”
After a scoreless third frame, Edmonson County pulled away with three touchdowns in the fourth period.
Wildcats 35, Eagles 12
Forcht Bank Bowl
at Campbellsville University
Edmonson Co.     7    7    0    21    —    35
Campbellsville    6    6    0    0    —    12

CHS — Kendon Young, 54, pass from Zach Durham (run failed) ECHS — Alex Basil, 11, run (Brandon Cooper kick) ECHS — Joseph Watt, 6, run (Cooper kick) CHS — Deston Ford, 78, interception return (run failed) ECHS — Ty Lee, 39, run (Cooper kick) ECHS — Watt, 4, run (Cooper kick) ECHS — Lee, 7, run (Cooper kick)

    EC    CHS
First downs    19    8
Rushes-yards    48-376    19-5
Passing    9-16-1    14-30-0
Passing yards    75    126
Total yards    451    131
Penalties-yards    12-98    8-39
Punts-avg    3-32    5-44
Fumbles lost    0    1

CHS individual statistics
Rushing —
Hayden Webb 8-30, Charlie Miller 1-5, Kendon Young 3-(-5), Zach Durham (7-(-25). Passing — Durham 14-30-0 for 126. Receiving — Austin Hash 5-34, Arick Groves 4-10, Young 3-60, Webb 2-24. Interception — Deston Ford 1-78.