Camels shutout Ryle on Homecoming 14-0

ALEXANDRIA, Kentucky – On homecoming weekend it was a pair of twin brothers that led Campbell County (4-1) to the promised land as the Camels shutout the Ryle Raiders 14-0 at Campbell County Football Stadium.

It was a defensive slugfest as both teams held each other scoreless in the first half. The Camels had a number of sustained drives that came up short while the Raiders struggled to earn first downs. 

In the second half each team made adjustments but it was Campbell County that righted the ship.

Ryle inserted quarterback Jake Smith, who had previously lost his starting job, into the game for the second half. Smith engineered a drive that stalled thanks to a combination of mistakes forced by Camels defense. Back-to-back penalties were followed by Tim Rolf’s sack of Smith creating a fourth down and long scenario. 

Most teams would be forced to go for it on the 27-yard line but the Raiders took a chance to score on a long field goal attempt. Mason Molique’s attempt from 44 yards came up short and the game remained scoreless.

That is when the Jolly brothers took over for the Campbell County. Twins Grant and Reid Jolly gained all 81 yards on the ensuing drive including a 30-yard run up the middle by Grant to break the seal on the scoreboard. After Peyton Anderson’s extra point, Campbell County took a 7-0 advantage with 4:36 left in the third quarter.

I give all the credit to the offensive line, I couldn’t do it without them,” Grant Jolly said. “It was a wide open hole, I didn’t do much expect run.”

Ryle got the ball back and tried a trick play that tuned the ball back over to the Camels. Wide receiver Max Inabnit took the handoff on a flea-flicker and threw a pass that was intercepted by Campbell County’s Brady Singleton.

Early in the fourth quarter, Campbell County quarterback Andrew Helton completed a 34-yard pass to Gavin Terhaar that put the Camels first-and-goal at the three-yard line. Helton punched it in from the one-yard line two plays later giving Camels a 14-0 lead.

Ryle had plenty of time as the Raiders started its comeback attempt with 8:29 left in the game. However, Smith threw a pass toward the sideline that Reid Jolly intercepted, getting both feet down, before landing out of boards.

“We had been getting beat deep and the coaches had been yelling in our ears to stay behind them and most of the game I did,” explained Reid Jolly. “But that play I saw them throw it there and just bit on it and I got it.”

Campbell did not convert that turnover into a score but drove down inside the five-yard line before turning it over on downs.

That’s when Reid Jolly put the game on ice with his second interception of the fourth quarter and the third of the game for the Campbell County defense.

The Ryle defense did an overall good job stopping the Camels offense as Grant Jolly carried the ball 13 times for 44 yards on the ground while Reid Jolly caught eight receptions for 66 yards.

Both teams enjoy a bye next week before going out-of-state to play as the Camels travel to the “Owls Nest” against Mount Healthy and Ryle takes on perennial power Indianapolis Cathedral.

Postgame Interview (audio): Campbell County head coach Mike Woolf

Ryle 0-0-0–0 – 0
Campbell Co. 0-0-7-7 – 0

C – Grant Jolly 30-yard TD run (Peyton Anderson kick)
C – Andrew Helton 1-yard TD run (Peyton Anderson kick).

RECORDS: Ryle (1-4); Campbell County (4-1)
UP NEXT: Ryle at Indianapolis Cathedral on 9/28; Campbell County at Mount Healthy on 9/28.

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