It was homecoming for the Campbell County and the Camels were hoping that Bob Miller Stadium would not be the site of the first ever district win for the Cooper Jaguars.
The game had many changes in pace and momentum. Campbell jumped out to 7-0 lead after and 11-play drive that was capped by a 2-yard touchdown run by sophomore Tyler Durham.
However, Cooper came right back with a touchdown of its own on the first play from scrimmage. Quarterback Tyler Morris hit Austin Doll with a 69-yard touchdown pass and the score was tied 7-7.
Late in the first quarter, the Camels recaptured the lead at 14-7 when senior quarterback Michael Kremer made a 32-yard scoring connection with fellow senior Nate Geiman.
After the Jaguars went three-and-out on its next possession, Campbell County running back Danny Glasgow refused to be tackled, dragging defenders into the end zone with him on a 17-yard running play that put the Camels in front 21-7.
--Postgame: Tyler Durham, Campbell County
--Postgame: Michael Kremer, Campbell County
--Postgame: Troy Styer, Campbell County
In the second quarter, Cooper running back Dvontae Bradley set up in the "wildcat" formation, rolled out and pitched the ball to his quarterback Morris who threw a 47-yard pass to Nick Ballinger for a touchdown.
Just before halftime Campbell County extended the lead again, this time to 28-14, when Matt Smith ran an out pattern and Kremer found him in the corner of the end zone for a 14-yard touchdown pass. That would be the end of the Camels scoring in regulation play as the momentum swung to Cooper after the long homecoming ceremony during halftime.
Cooper got the ball first in the third quarter and only needed three plays to score as Bradley, who passed 1,000 yards rushing for the season, raced 45 yards into the end zone to cut the Camel lead to 28-21.
After a Campbell County went three-and-out on the ensuing possession, it was Bradley scoring again, this time on a 20-yard run and the score was tied 28-28. The senior running back carried the ball 30 times for 185 yards on the night.
Both teams failed to score in the fourth quarter and the game went into overtime with the score still deadlocked 28-28.
Cooper won the coin toss in overtime and used the conventional wisdom of giving the Camels the ball first. On the second play from scrimmage it was Durham scoring on a running play from the four-yard line.
Cooper got the ball next, but on third down Campbell County linebacker Michael Teegarden sacked Morris for an eight yard loss. After a Jaguars' timeout, Bradley was stopped on fourth down and the Camels came away victorious with an exciting 35-28 victory.
Next week Campbell County (4-4, 3-1), who clinched a playoff spot with tonight's win, head to Independence next week for another tough district matchup versus Simon Kenton. Cooper (2-6, 0-4) will travel to Hebron, hoping to get the elusive first district win in school history, taking on the Conner Cougars.
Written by: Brady Laber, TriStateFootball.com