Thursday, October 13, 2011
Cardinals batter Rams
By BARRY BURLESON
After a disappointing loss at Rossville Academy (Tenn.) September 23, some Potts Camp football players called their own team meeting.
“Ever since then we’ve had two good weeks of practice, and it showed on Friday night,” coach Shane Stone said.
The Cardinals followed up their shutout of Middleton (Tenn.) September 30 with a 35-0 rout of Immanuel Christian Friday evening at Steens. They’re 5-3 on the season.
“We played a physical game,” Stone said. “We hit some people. No doubt, the boys from Immanuel were sore Saturday morning.
“We need to play like that every Friday night.”
He is pleased with the two consecutive shutouts, the latest spoiling the Rams’ homecoming.
“Our defense has finally started stepping up,” Coach Stone said. “It was a complete team win – not just one or two people. A lot of different people contributed.”
The leader on the night on defense, however, was linebacker Antonio Love.
“He had his best game of the year on defense,” Stone said.
“But everybody is stepping up and doing their jobs.”
The coach tabbed quarterback Ben Bolden for most valuable player honors after his showing versus Immanuel. He threw for two touchdowns and ran for another.
“His passes were on target all night long, and he had some other good runs, too,” Coach Stone said.
Potts Camp’s first points came on a 4-yard touchdown run by Bolden. Jamarquis Foster cashed in the two-point conversion.
Then Jordon Harris snagged a 16-yard scoring toss from Bolden for six more. Brantley Harris caught the pass for the two.
Potts Camp led 16-0.
The Cardinals’ next two touchdowns came via the run – a 9-yard carry by Jordon Harris and a 1-yard plunge by Corinthian Echols. A two-point try was stopped and an extra-point kick missed the mark.
It was 28-0.
Potts Camp’s final touchdown of the evening came when Zack Mayer caught a 7-yard pass from the arm of Bolden. Giavanni Arrendondo kicked the extra point.
The Cardinals will host Union County this Friday at 7 p.m. The home game will be played at Byhalia High School.
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