2009-10-25 / Sports

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Campbell carries Rams past Hornets in Mud Bowl

SLIPPERY RUNNER -- Montrose’s Jameson Campbell almost slips out of a tackle by New Lothrop’s Jeremy Emmendorfer in the rainy first quarter of Friday’s neighborhood showdown. Campbell carried the Rams to a 38-18 win, with the elusive back running for over 300 yards. (TCC Photo by Keith Salisbury) SLIPPERY RUNNER -- Montrose’s Jameson Campbell almost slips out of a tackle by New Lothrop’s Jeremy Emmendorfer in the rainy first quarter of Friday’s neighborhood showdown. Campbell carried the Rams to a 38-18 win, with the elusive back running for over 300 yards. (TCC Photo by Keith Salisbury) NEW LOTHROP – Jameson Campbell was a one-man wrecking crew for the Montrose Rams last Friday night.

The junior running back rushed for 307 yards on 26 carries, scored three touchdowns and threw for another as the Rams topped state playoff-bound archrival New Lothrop 38-18.

“We played like we should tonight,” Montrose coach Dennis Reinhart said.

The Rams scored twice in the opening quarter, first on a 65-yard run by Campbell at the 8:48 mark, and then on a 31-yard pass from Campbell to Brandon Woosley with 14 seconds left. Campbell ran in the two-point conversions after both touchdowns to make it 16-0.

SLOPPY FOOTING -- Ram defenders Anthony Emmendorfer (16) and Cody Williams (8) converge on Hornet running back Spencer Gross (22) in the rainy first quarter of Friday’s neighborhood clash. Looking on for New Lothrop are lineman A.J. Hall (70) and C.J. Dice (45). (TCC Photo by Keith Salisbury) SLOPPY FOOTING -- Ram defenders Anthony Emmendorfer (16) and Cody Williams (8) converge on Hornet running back Spencer Gross (22) in the rainy first quarter of Friday’s neighborhood clash. Looking on for New Lothrop are lineman A.J. Hall (70) and C.J. Dice (45). (TCC Photo by Keith Salisbury) That’s the way the score would stand until the second half when Campbell again scored on a one-yard run and also added the two-point conversion upping the lead to 24-0.

New Lothrop finally got on the board at the 8:42 mark of the third period on a sevenyard pass from Tyler Bennett to Jeremy Emmendorfer. The PAT try was no good making the score 24-6.

Montrose answered, however, on a 46-yard run by Campbell, putting the Rams up 30-6 at the end of the third period.

New Lothorp would score at the 10:37 mark of the final quarter on a 48-yard scamper by Peterman.

TAKE DOWN -- Montrose’s Anthony Brown (52) gets low and knocks Hornet runner Austin Severn off his feet in Friday’s contest. Brown led the Rams with 10 tackles. TCC Photo by Keith Salisbury) TAKE DOWN -- Montrose’s Anthony Brown (52) gets low and knocks Hornet runner Austin Severn off his feet in Friday’s contest. Brown led the Rams with 10 tackles. TCC Photo by Keith Salisbury) But the Rams again came right back four minutes later on a three-yard touchdown run by Jon Nogaj. Campbell added the two-point conversion making it 38-12.

The Hornets would put the final points on the board with just 27 seconds left in the game on a 72-yard pass from Bennett to Peterman.

Montrose rushed for 363 yards, all but 56 by Campbell.

New Lothrop was held to just 85 yards rushing on 27 carries by the Ram defense, which was led by Anthony Brown with 10 tackles, Nicholas Huckabay with 10 and Devin Henige with eight.

For the Hornets, Peterman had 42 yards rushing on four carries and Spencer Gross gained 34 yards on seven attempts. Peterman caught two passes for 98 yards.

Defensively for New Lothrop, Josh White had 11 tackles, while Gross and Taylor Copes chipped in seven each.

“They just took it to us,” Hornet coach Clint Galvas said. “They beat us up front. We just weren’t getting the job done.

“Hopefully we will learn something from this and move on and play better in the playoffs.”

With the win Montrose halted a three game losing streak to end the season with a 4-5 record.

New Lothrop moves on to the state playoffs with a 6-3 mark. The Hornets will learn who their first round opponent will be Sunday evening when the MHSAA announces the pairings.

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