Cameron ends East's season with upset
By Joe Caronia PrepsKC staff writer
The Cameron Dragons travelled to play the East Bears in the first round of the postseason. Junior running back Joe Pratt of the Dragons had four touchdown night as they trounced the Bears 38-6. The Dragons dominated all sides of the ball with a strong ground game, and a bend but not break defense.
The Dragons running game based on misdirection. The Dragons lined up in a “Pistol” formation with a running back behind the quarterback. With 4:28 left in the first quarter Joe Pratt took a handoff and went up the middle for a 5-yard touchdown. Andrew Carr kicked the PAT making the score 7-0.
The Bears were driving the ball down the field and had reached the red zone, when the Dragons forced a fumble and recovered to keep the Bears out of the end zone.
In the second quarter Pratt scored again, this time it was from the thirty seven yard line, Carr converted again making the score 14-0.
The Bears looked like where going to cut into the lead when senior return man T.Tucker returned the ensuing kickoff to the Dragon 1-yard line. For the second time the Dragons forced a red zone turnover and denied a score.
The last score of the half was a 35-yard field goal from Andrew Carr on the last play of the second quarter making the score 17-0.
The Bears were trying to get back in the game, when they committed another red zone turnover. Sean Gray intercepted a tipped pass and returned the ball 97 yards for a back breaking touchdown. Carr was true again, making the score 24-0.
The East Bears did avoid a being shutout when D. Welchon scooped up a fumble returned in for a 68-yard score. The two point conversion pass was incomplete, so the third quarter ended 24-6.
The Dragons continued their ground dominance with two more touchdown runs by Joe Pratt. The third touchdown of the night was from 11 yards. The fourth touchdown was an impressive 71-yard run, where Pratt went up the middle and broke outside and out ran the defense. Carr was perfect on both kicks, closing out the score, 38-6.
The Bears finished the season with a record of 6-4. The Dragons record moved to 2-8, and they face St. Pius X on Oct. 31. When asked about having to play again so soon Cameron Head Coach Jeff White said:
“I know Coach Byers, (St.Pius), and he and I will probably trade some game film. We will have the kids come in and watch some film, put in our game plan on Sunday and go from there.”
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