Lethargic Eagles flattened by Marion

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CHS off a week before hosting McCreary Central and Glasgow.

By Bobby Brockman

If a team ever needed an off week, it's probably the Campbellsville High School Eagles who were pummeled 47-0 at Marion County on Friday night.


After a first quarter of "give-away checkers" in which the Eagles threw two interceptions and the Knights coughed the pigskin up twice, CHS (2-6) could not take advantage of a first and goal at the Marion County 9-yard line.

The Eagles could muster only two first downs on the night - one on a 22-yard fake punt by Bryton Taylor in the first quarter and the other on a 31-yard run by freshman Tashaun Hoskins in the fourth quarter.

The Knights (6-1 with only a three-point road loss to Bullitt East) took advantage of Campbellsville's ineptness (less than 50 total yards on the night) and scored four second-period touchdowns to lead 26-0 at the intermission.

Two second-half pass plays for touchdowns and a one-yard sneak by quarterback Eric Miles, who also was crowned homecoming king before the tilt, put the game in a blow-out format.

Bryson Bell, who had five catches in the Knights' first six games, caught three touchdown passes increasing Miles' passing TDs from four to seven.

Seniors Michael McCubbin and Zach Altman led the Campbellsville defense with 16 and 14 tackles, respectively, while Taylor had 10 hits.

Despite the woes, coach Herb Wiseman's Eagles still have two winnable non-district tilts (McCreary Central on Oct. 31 and Glasgow on Nov. 7) at home and also stand an excellent chance to host a first-round play-off encounter on Nov. 14.