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October 19, 2012With their second straight district title already taken care of, the Campbell County Camels completed an unbeaten 2012 district campaign, using a decisive second-quarter performance to knock off the Boone County Rebels 48-28.
The contest on Friday was the last regular-season game at Bob Miller Stadium, also known as The Pyramid, the Camels' home since 1943.
Campbell County (6-3, 4-0) senior quarterback Tyler Durham led the Camel offense, rushing for 196 yards on 27 carries and three TDs, as well as 179 yards through the air on 9 of 12 passing with 2 TDs. With the passing yardage, Durham has now rushed and passed for over 1000 yards on the season. Junior running back Alex Howard complimented Durham with two TDs.
The Camels scored first when Durham capped a six-play, 35-yard drive when he ran it in from six yards out to give Campbell a 7-0 lead with 7:38 left in the opening quarter.
The Rebels (1-8, 1-3) answered back with a 16-play, 90-yard drive to cut the lead to 7-6 with :12 left in the first quarter. Boone senior quarterback Blake Ingolia rushed for his fourth rushing TD of the season from one yard out, but the Rebels were stopped on their two-point conversion attempt to keep the score at 7-6.
The second quarter was all Campbell County, scoring on all three drives on offense, while defensively limiting Boone to 19 total yards in the quarter.
First, on a nine-yard run by Durham with 9:20 left in the second quarter made it 14-6. Then, a two-yard run by Howard with 4:13 to play in the half. The Camels capped off the first half scoring with an electrifying hook and lateral play when Durham hit WR Jake Zabonick on a short pass, and then the junior receiver lateralled to Howard who took it the final 50-yards to give the Camels a 27-6 lead :48 left in the half.
Zabonick scored his own TD on the second play of the third quarter when he took a Durham pass and out ran the Rebel defense down the sideline to put Campbell up 34-6 with 11:00 to go in the third.
Boone didn't go away, when junior running back Mustafa Diaw accounted for 71 yards on the ground on the next drive, finishing the drive from three-yards out and then tacking on the two-point conversion to make it 34-14 with 7:44 to go in the third. Then, on the second play of the fourth quarter, Diaw cut the lead to two scores when he ran it in from 12 yards out to make it 34-20.
Durham put any ideas of a Rebel comeback to rest when he ran it in from 35-yards out with 8:16 left in the game to make it 41-20. Senior RB Stephen Myers capped off the Camels' scoring with a nine-yard run with 3:11 left in the game, and Boone's Jeremiah Williams scored on Boone's next play from scrimmage with an 85-yard run to make it 48-28.
Campbell County outgained Boone County 472-332, with both teams gaining more than 250 yards rushing. Diaw led Boone County rushers with 126 yards on 21 carries, with two touchdowns.
Campbell County, which earned the top seed for District Six, will travel to Louisville Thursday to take on the Ballard Bruins in their regular-season finale. Boone County, which ended up seeded fifth in district Six, will end their regular season at home on Friday against Kentucky 5A's second-ranked team, the unbeaten John Hardin Bulldogs.