Green Dragons burn up Wildcats

Photos by Jessica Miller Senior Austyn Weddle runs the ball and attempts to block the oncoming Harlan player.
Photos by Jessica Miller
Senior Austyn Weddle runs the ball and attempts to block the oncoming Harlan player.

Lynn Camp had a big night Friday as they battled the Harlan Green Dragons at home for senior night. They also hosted a Pink Out to recognize the women who lost the battle against breast cancer, those who are still fighting, and those who are now labeled survivors.

Before the start of the game, the following senior players and cheerleaders were honored: Tyler Emery, Brady Farris, Austin Maier, Austyn Weddle, Matt Walker, Trenton Phipps, Nick Wintersmith, Levi Smith, Kristen Peace, Tiana Simpson, Faith Smith, Joanna Helton, Megan Dunlap, and Brandy Dooley by announcing them one by one as they walked out onto the field with their parents and loved ones. Sadly, the Wildcats lost to the Green Dragons 62 to 28.

Kristen Peace stands with her family as she is recognized on senior night.
Kristen Peace stands with her family as she is recognized on senior night.

Harlan got ahead early when, two minutes into the first quarter, Noah Busroe ran the ball in for a touchdown, which was followed by an unsuccessful kick by Killian Ledford, making the score 6 to 0. At the 7:11 mark, Lynn Camp came back and scored when Dalton Cook ran the ball in for Lynn Camp’s first touchdown of the night. The Wildcats went for the two-point conversion when Dylan Brown threw a pass to Cook who caught it and went down in the end zone, putting Lynn Camp ahead 8 to 6. At the 2:36 mark, Kendall Brock ran the ball in for Harlan’s second touchdown. Harlan earned an extra two-points when Brock ran the ball in for the two-point conversion, putting the Green Dragons ahead once again 14 to 8.

In the second quarter, Lynn Camp managed to hold off Harlan until the 5:07 mark when Brock ran the ball two yards into the end zone to score another Harlan touchdown. They attempted to score the extra two points and were successful when Tanner Parks threw a pass to Busroe, making the score 22 to 8. With 42 seconds left in the second quarter, Brock ran the ball one yard into the end zone for another Harlan touchdown. Killian Ledford’s kick failed to earn the extra point with his kick, furthering their lead 28 to 8. With only 30 seconds left in the quarter, Lynn Camp started to make a comeback when Brenton Medlin intercepted a Harlan pass and returned it for a touchdown. Lynn Camp attempted a two-point conversion, but failed, making the score 28 to 14.

Trenton Phipps is surrounded by his family a he is honored on senior night.
Trenton Phipps is surrounded by his family a he is honored on senior night.

Lynn Camp scored again at the 9:14 mark in the third quarter when Dalton Cook ran the ball six yards for a touchdown. Dylan Brown attempted to throw a pass to Medlin for the two-point conversion, but the pass was incomplete, making the score 28 to 20. One minute later, Lynn Camp recovered a fumble and Cook ran the ball several yards before going down. Lynn Camp was then penalized five yards for holding. At the 4:04 mark, Harlan’s Paul Stapleton ran the ball in for a touchdown as Lynn Camp’s Austyn Weddle attempted to run him down. Harlan went for the extra two points, but Lynn Camp’s defense held strong and prevented Kendall Brock from running the ball in. At the 11:06 mark, Dalton Cook ran the ball in for another Lynn Camp touchdown and Brenton Medlin ran it in for the two-point conversion, bringing the Wildcats up right behind the Green Dragons 34 to 28. Less than two minutes later, Harlan’s Paul Stapleton ran the ball in to score the first touchdown of his four touchdown streak. Harlan went for the extra two points and failed, making the score 40 to 28. Stapleton then turned on the speed and ran the ball in for a touchdown. This time their two-point conversion attempt was successful when Noah Busroe ran the ball in, putting the score at 48 to 28. Three minutes later, Stapleton ran the ball in again for a touchdown and Killian Ledford kicked for the extra point. With 2:11 left in the game, Stapleton scored his fourth touchdown in a row after running the ball eighty yards. Ledford kicked, earning Harlan an extra point to make the final score of the game 62 to 28.

The Wildcats honored their seniors again at the end of the game. After everyone cleared the field, they did their traditional senior walk. The seniors lined up and walked hand-in-hand from end zone to end zone travel to Wiliamsburg on Friday to face the Yellow Jackets at 7:30.