Costly Mistakes Beat Wildcats

By: 
Johnie J. Logue
Enterprise Staff
With a steady drizzle coming down for most of the game, the Cole Camp Bluebirds took advantage of some bad snaps and fumbles and went on to beat Warsaw 24-6 at Randy Morrow Field last Friday.
The Wildcats had practiced with a wet ball during the week in anticipation of the day long rain that would plague Warsaw on Friday.  However, in the end, Cole Camp would just simply outplay the Wildcats when it seemingly counted the most.
The first half went scoreless until the final seconds when Jarrett Long would kick a 18 yard field goal as the clock ran out to give the Bluebirds a 3-0 lead and much needed  momentum going into half time.
At the 5:39 mark of the third quarter Jordan Farrar would run in from the left side for a four yard score. The PAT kick was no good and Cole Camp led 9 -0.
Then in the back breaking play of the night, Warsaw Quarterback Matt Couzens was hit as his arm came forward causing a mad scramble on a ball that ended up on the one yard line and covered by Cole Camp. Then Farrar scored and with the faked PAT kick resulting in a successful pass, Cole Camp led 17 -0 at the 3:57 mark.
Chase Steiner was injured on the play and was later taken away in an ambulance. O-Zone with KY3 of Springfield interviewed Steiner earlier in the day regarding his losing his eye to an accident with a BB gun in 2016. Later reports said Steiner sprained his MCL, but there was no breakage. 
In the fourth, Cole Camp called a time out to set up a  Kaden Harms pass over the middle to Adam Boyd for a 33 yard TD.
Then, with Cole Camp subbing in a few JV players, Warsaw marched down the field for a 32 yard TD pass from Couzens to Clayton Simons. The failed PAT left the score 24-6.
Head Coach Ryan Boyer commented, "Friday night was a tough one. We did some good things, but bad snaps and turnovers killed our momentum all night."
Couzens was 5-19 passing for 108 yards and 12 for  minis 9 yards rushing. Eli Hawkins was 2-10 rushing and 2-27 receiving. Kieon Davis was keyed on all night and was held to 11-33 rushing and 2-38 receiving.
Warsaw tried two passing attempts to Davis at the end but he was closely covered by Cole Camp defenders and the play resulted in a penalty called on Warsaw’s coaching staff.
Cole Camp moved to 3-0 which is their best start since 2004 and Warsaw fell to 0-3. The Wildcats will try to gain their first win against Sherwood on the road this Friday. As always, you can watch the game on BCE TV with Barry Edwards.

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