“We knew coming in that we may have an advantage running the football Friday night against Karns,” said Campbell County Head Football Coach Justin Price. Price continued as he talked with WLAF’s Les Martin on the Cougars TCAT Wrap-Up Show saying, “if it meant giving him (Drew Jordan) the football 30 to 40 times, that’s what we’re going to do.” Thirty-four times to be exact is the number of times Jordan carried the ball in Campbell’s 43 to 21 victory. SEE all the photos here.
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Jordan broke Chris Johnson’s single-game rushing mark that had stood for nearly 15-years. Along with his 345 yards rushing (unofficial), Jordan scored four touchdowns on the ground to go along with a TD catch. His five touchdowns tie Johnson’s single-game touchdown record.
Price adds, “I never thought it would play out like this. Our offensive line did a great job.” The 8th year head coach credits Coach Chris Honeycutt for his work with the OL in his first season coaching the line.
TOP PHOTO: This photo showcases the kind of blocking Drew Jordan (2) had ahead of him during Friday night’s win over Karns.
Number 2 in blue (Jordan) opened the scoring with a one-yard run followed by a 15-yard touchdown catch on a pass from Landon Addington. Addington found a wide open Jordan at the Karns 10. Jordan juggled the ball for almost 10-yards before securing it at the one as he headed into the west end zone at Dossett Stadium. The rest of his scores came on runs of three, 17 and 10 yards.
Chris Shouse tallied the other score for CCHS. It came on another Landon Addington throw. Addington and Shouse continue recovering from injuries while Preston Bowman was not able to return to game action Friday night.
Cougars L-R Eric Hopper, Jordan Tolliver, Tyler Hamblin and Landon Addington are all seniors
Addington was on target with an impressive 69% completion rate. He hit on 18 of 26 passes for 108 yards and two touchdowns.
As Jordan and the Cougars offensive line wore down Karns defenders, the Campbell secondary did a number on Beavers all-star wide receiver Thomas Harper. Price says, Harper, who has committed to play college football for Oklahoma State, was held in-check with about 50-yards receiving compared to his usual 150 yards a game. “Our DBs (defensive backs) did a fantastic job on him as we doubled him all night long. We played great in the box, too,” Price said.
Price called it a great overall game played by his offense and defense. “We played a full four-quarters,” he said.
Cougars 51 – Jordan Tollivar, 54 – Eric Hopper and 52 – Javan McCulley kept Karns ball carriers at bay
“Drew’s our leader,” the head coach added. Case in point is when Jordan bobbled Michael Brown’s long snap on the Cougars second extra point attempt. A Karns a defender sped toward Jordan after he secured his bobble, he pivoted away from the charging Beaver and tossed the ball ahead to Alex Gross for a successful two-point conversion.
The Cougars led 7-0 after the first quarter and 22-7 at the half. At the end of three quarters, it was 29-14, and the final score was 43 to 21.
The Cougars are now 4 & 3 in all games with a 2 & 1 region mark. Campbell plays Fulton at Knoxville on Friday night in a region contest. The WLAF – B & M Sports Network has all the coverage. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/08/2018-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’s PAT PEBLEY)