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Campbell knocks off Girard 42-35

Team

Campbell Memorial

RecordDiv.Conf.
3/7Div. VAll-American Conference American Division
Team

Girard

RecordDiv.Conf.
6/4Div. VAll-American Conference American Division
  Campbell vs Girard

Highlights from Campbell at Girard Oct. 1, 2011

Highlights from Campbell at Girard Oct. 1, 2011

By Greg Gulas

sports@vindy.com

GIRARD

Some might call it a trap game while others might refer to it as simply the righting of the ship.

Either way, the paying customers are the ones who got their money’s worth Friday at Arrowhead Stadium.

Campbell Memorial (6-2, 2-1), on the strength of 348 yards passing and three touchdowns from Brandon Reyes, knocked off previously undefeated Girard, 42-35, to forge a tie atop the All-American Conference Blue Tier.

“I’ll take credit for the small part that I played, but this was an overall team effort that won for us tonight,” said Reyes.

“Everything just came together and that is why it’s such a big win. Ja’les [Hughes] was a big factor once again when running the ball and my passes just seemed to find the open receiver.”

Reyes, who was 14 of 23 through the air, split time early with Hughes at quarterback but once he took over the signal-calling duties completely, he guided the Red Devils to 498 total yards and their third straight victory.

“The win is special for a variety of reasons,” said Campbell coach Mickey Sikora. “Our goal has always been to win a league championship and with Newton Falls winning tonight, there’s a three-way tie now in our division.”

Girard’s (7-1, 2-1) high-scoring offense got on the board first when Brandon Byrd hauled in a 32-yard scoring strike from Dan Graziano a little over two minutes into the game.

The Red Devils score d 20 unanswered points in the second period to forge a 20-7 lead, their scores coming on Reyes’ 19-yard pass to Gabriel Smith; a 41-yard scoring strike from Reyes to Braylen Wigfall and Hughes’ 29-yard run (his first of two rushing touchdowns).

“We had to play together as a team if we expected to win and that is exactly what we did tonight,” said Hughes.

The Indians are the area’s top-ranked offense and they showed why by scoring 21 unanswered points to take a 28-20 lead.

Eggleston scored just right before the half on a 51-yard pass from Graziano, then after the intermission he scored scoring on runs of 1 and 5 five yards.

Campbell scored the next three touchdowns, though, for a 42-28 lead before Girard narrowed the margin with a late score.

“Take nothing away from Campbell Memorial because they played an excellent game. I just don’t know if we could have played any worse and still been in the game,” said Girard coach Nick Cochran.


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(16 comments)

bring Coach Sikora back to his roots (Struthers) PLZZZZZ

posted 2 years, 6 months ago

(15 comments)

“Take nothing away from Campbell Memorial because they played an excellent game. I just don’t know if we could have played any worse and still been in the game,” said Girard coach Nick Cochran

LOL are you serious??? Campbell gave you 4 of your 5 scores cause of the damn turnovers. Campbell played so sloppy and still knocked your mud hole. and to top it off Cochran still thinks its 1985 and he can just start fight to take Campbell out of there rhythm. Yeah Coachran we still remember that night in 1985... keep your kids in check. i admit we have a few knuckleheads but they didn't follow anyone to the bus and start fights. get your dogs under control and man up!

posted 2 years, 6 months ago

(1 comment)

Just curious because I wasn't born in 85' but what did Cochran do?

posted 2 years, 6 months ago

(158 comments)

How bout it was '87 when it was one your Campbell boys who hit Cochran on a fair catch. When our kids were leaving the stadium your busses where right in front and once again your boys said some words to our boy walking to his car. 2 wrongs don't make a right but it wasn't just the Girard player.

posted 2 years, 6 months ago

(4 comments)

WAS AT THE GAME AND GIRARD JUST COULDN'T HANDLE THE RED DEVILS DEFENCE. RUSHTON, PATTON AND LETLOW IN THAT BACK IS A THREAT. THE WHOLE TEAM BROUGHT IT AND NOW GIRARD HAVE EXCUSES. GIRARD PLAYED THEIR BEST IT JUST WAS NOT ENOUGH. AND IF YOU WATCH THE GAME ON TV YOU WILL SEE WHO WAS SAYING WHAT TO WHO AND I'M PROUD OF THE RED DEVILS THEY DIDN'T LET GIRARD GET INTO THEIR HEADS!!!!

posted 2 years, 6 months ago

(1 comment)

It was a great game even though Girard lost. But it soured me when I saw #69 from Campbell pointing to one of our majorets and laughing. I hope he reads this cause I will let the school know. Oh by the way I didnt see his number on the feild at all.

posted 2 years, 5 months ago


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