FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: Campbell County vs. Powell

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By Chris Cannon

When: Friday


Where: Campbell County High School; L. Hope Dossett Stadium


Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.


Records: Powell (7-1, 5-1 District 3-AAA) at Campbell County (2-5, 1-4)


Previous meeting: Last season, Campbell County traveled to Powell to find their fifth highest loss in school history. The Panther’s tough team took the District 3-AAA matchup by a score of 69-13.


Last week: Campbell County proved its toughness against JaJuan Stinson and the Central Bobcats. Stinson, who ran for 416 yards against Clinton in Week 7, only managed 16 yards in the first half against the Cougars. Campbell County went to the half, knotted 0-0. However, their upset bid over Central fell short, as the Bobcats changed their game plan to come away with a 21-7 victory.

Powell had no trouble pouncing on Clinton. Tailback Tyshawn Gardin, running back

Montario Washington and quarterback Hagen Owenby combined for 356 yards rushing on just 28 carries (12.7 yards per carry) and five touchdowns. Owenby also completed 6-of-11 passes for 127 yards. The Panthers came away victorious 53-20 over the Dragons.


Keep an eye on: Campbell County’s defense should keep its same game plan for this one as it had for Central. Against the Bobcats, they held the entire Central team to only 172 yards, a far cry from Stinson’s 416 the week before. Jordan Kindred was a welcome sight, returning to action after an ankle injury had him sidelined for the entire season. The speedy linebacker posted a team leading eight tackles, which included two sacks on the night.

The Cougars will also have to work offensively. Through their past three games, the offense has struggled at times with getting into the end zone. Creating those big plays against Powell will have to be a key, as the Cougars will have to prove themselves worthy against a one-loss Panther team. Clinton had some success running the ball against Powell, so look for Campbell County to go back to their wildcat package in order to set up those key passing opportunities for Jeffers.