TOP PHOTO: The Cougar line opens a running lane for senior running back C.J. Allen.
HARRISON, TN (WLAF) – Early in the second half, with Campbell trailing Central 18-14, Caleb Muncy was Johnny on the spot. His pressuring effort on Central’s quarterback paid off as ??? simply lost the football, and Muncy recovered the loose ball at the Purple Pounders 49. BOX SCORE. WATCH THE GAME HERE ON DEMAND.
The turnover turned into a two-play 49-yard scoring drive. and what plays they were. “The one handed catch (Devon Jones), and C.J. (Allen) was not going to be denied the end zone,” said Campbell Head Coach Justin Price. Hunter White lofted a pass down the west sideline and Jones snagged it with his left hand, scampered ahead and was taken down at the five yard line by two defenders. On the very next play, Allen followed blocks from Joseph Snodderly and Storm Webb into the north end zone. “That wasn’t coaching. That wasn’t plays. They weren’t even that open on both plays. That was two guys making great plays,” added Price.
On the TCAT Cougar Wrap Up Show, the Voice of the Cougars, Les Martin, asked Jones “Was that a true one handed catch out there?” “It actually was. I didn’t even see the ball first. I saw a kid on me, and I put my right hand down and my left hand out. I closed my eyes, and I caught it. Then I said to myself, I guess I gotta run now,” said Jones.
The score gave Campbell its first lead since it was 7-6. With the Cougars ahead 21-18, Central came back for its last lead of the night at 24-21. From there, Campbell scored 21 unanswered points for the 42 to 24 victory.
“We came out in the second half and played at a level where we know we can. We weren’t defined by what was happening in the first half,” said Price.
The Cougars improved to 1 & 0 and host Heritage on Friday night. The WLAF – Doyle’s Tire Shop Sports Network sends you all the live radio and TV coverage beginning at 7pm over AM 1450, FM 100.9, WLAF-TV 12, 1450wlaf.com, YouTube, Facebook, RokuTV and Amazon Firestick. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/23/2021-6AM)