Cameron wears down Excelsior Springs
By Joe Caronia PrepsKC staff writer
The Cameron Dragons wore down the Excelsior Springs Tigers scoring 23 unanswered points in the second half to post a 38 – 15 win. The game puts the Dragons at 2-0 for the season, uncharted territory for most of the Dragons.
“I am very happy to be 2-0, this is a first for my kids, the seniors have never won their opener,” Cameron coach Jeff White said. “We have simplified the offense and just let the players go out and play”
The scoring started when the Dragons’ quarterback Dakota Calhoon kept the ball on an option play and scored from 4-yards out. Andrew Carr converted the kick making the score 7-0. Cameron kept the pressure on when Nathan Neal tackled Tiger quarterback Austin Creason in the end zone for a safety, making it 9-0.
Creason struck back on the next possession hitting receiver Sam Webb for a 60 yard strike. Creason also made the kick and the score was 9-7.
Cameron’s Joe Pratt scored his first touchdown from five yards out making the score 15-7 as the kick was no good.
The Tigers did tie the game when on fourth down deep in their own territory Nick Masoner broke through the line and went 71 yards for the score. Creason ran in the two point play and the game went to the half tied at 15.
Pratt was just getting warmed up he scored two more touchdowns the first from 22 yards and the second from 1 yard out. Carr was true on both kicks making it 29 – 15.
The Dragons got their second safety of the game when a shotgun snap went out of the end zone.
The Dragons then finished off the scoring when Marshall Colson scored on a 3-yard keeper, and Carr converted the kick for the final score.
“I am disappointed in our preparation,” Tiger’s coach Josh Buford said after the game. “I’m disappointed in myself, disappointed in my kids. We were not very assignment sound, we need to fix our own mistakes.”
Buford also talked about preparing for the triple option, “We don’t see it very often, and we don’t do it well in practice.”
The match up was the home opener for the Tigers complete with students tailgating in their finest beach wear, and they will travel to Richmond next week. The Dragons are also on the road next when they will meet another undefeated team St. Joe LeBlond.
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