Late Campbellsville U. rally falls short

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Georgetown scores last, holds off visiting Tigers 51-45.

By The Staff

Campbellsville University mounted a furious comeback in the second half at Georgetown on Saturday before falling just short 51-45 in a matchup of Mid-South Conference East Division football rivals.

CU scored on the opening possession of the game on a 12-play, 66-yard drive, capped off by Greg Fountain's two-yard touchdown run. David Hon tacked on the PAT kick, and Campbellsville led 7-0 with 9:41 to play in the first period.

The two teams traded scores in the first period with Campbellsville settling for a field goal on one possession, and the visiting Tigers led 17-14 at the end of the first quarter.

In the second frame, Georgetown scored three times compared to Campbellsville's one tally, which was a 42-yard rumble Fountain, and the homestanding Tigers led 29-18 at halftime.

Georgetown stretched the lead to 36-18 in the third quarter before Campbellsville mounted its comeback.

Stan Warren-Huffman caught his second touchdown pass of the game and Russell Parker snagged a six-yard catch to pull the Tigers within a 42-37 margin at the end of three periods.

Georgetown connected on a 14-yard field goal to make the score 45-37, and the Tiger offense then took control as Fountain broke free for his third touchdown of the day on a 38-yard scamper with 8:57 to play. The Tigers made the two-point conversion on a pass from Ross Deaton to Bubba Lawless to tie the game at 45-45.

The host Tigers in orange and black answered with a touchdown on their next possession but missed the PAT, which gave Campbellsville a sign of life with 2:00 to play.

However, the Maroon and Gray Tigers were plagued by penalties on their final possession and Deaton's long pass on fourth down and 30 yards to go was intercepted and Georgetown preserved the win.

Fountain had 29 carries for 257 yards and three touchdowns for Campbellsville as Deaton was 20-33 for 255 yards and three touchdowns along with one interception on the day.

The Tigers will be at home on Saturday (1:30) against the University of the Cumberlands.