|Long season continues for Station Camp football Bison|
|Thursday, October 21, 2010|
By Adam Brown
The Station Camp offense enjoys success as much as it relies on the running abilities of junior DeMarquise Johnson. Johnson nearly eclipse two hundred yards for the second time on the season last Friday night as the Bison faced the 6-A Mt. Juliet Golden Bears, but it was the Station Camp defense that allowed Johnson’s offensive efforts to become overshadowed.
The Golden Bears amassed over 360 yards of total offense while scoring in each of the four quarters. When the final buzzer sounded, Station Camp suffered its seventh loss of the year, 40-8.
Mt. Juliet found the end zone first and often in the opening half of play. The first score came on a 46 yard Colt Carver touchdown reception from quarterback Caleb Chowbay. The extra point, however, failed, leaving the score 6-0. The score came following a Nick Beach interception gathered by Mt. Juliet’s Cody Carr.
The Bison had marched the length of the field prior to the interception. Johnson opened the series with a 23 yard run that placed the Maroon and Gray near midfield.
Later in the first quarter and after seeing the Bison stall offensively, a punt to Kaceem Street was in order. Street raced down the sideline for an apparent 46 yard score, but the referee ruling on the field determined Street stepped out of bounds after returning the punt 14 yards. Though the score was removed from the scoreboard, the Mt. Juliet offense was not shaken. Five plays later, Caleb Hopkins found the end zone for the Bears, providing a cushion of a 12-0 margin.
The remaining time in the first quarter and most of the period therein the second would dissolve with no other changes to the scoreboard. However, Mt. Juliet would find the end zone twice in the last 2:20 of the second quarter.
The first score came from Brannon Garza. Garza found a seam off the right side of the Station Camp defense and raced 69 yards for the score with 2:20 remaining before the half.
After forcing the Bison offense to punt, the second score came moments later. All-State prospect Vaughn Cornelia hauled in a 42 yard reception from Chowbay to give the Bears a solid 26-0 halftime lead.
Street found redemption for his second quarter sideline incident, scoring the only touchdown in the third period. Street retreated to his own 30 yard line before heading up field on a punt return. The score went for 58 yards and gave the Golden Bears a 33-0 advantage. The final Bear score of the night came in the fourth period. George Nwokoji entered the ballgame and carried the Mt. Juliet offense the length of the field on an 11 play 79 yard drive. Nwokoji capped the drive with a four yard score, placing the Bears ahead 40-0.
Station Camp found the end zone late in the contest. Johnson ripped off a 49 yard run to finish the contest just under the 200 mark with 198 yards on the ground. Hunter Rivait added the two point conversion providing the final score of 40-8.
Johnson led all rushers with 13 carries and 198 yards on the night. Station Camp dropped to 1-7 on the year.
The Bison will host their final home game of the year Friday night. The game will be a district matchup against the Wildcats of Wilson Central. Neither team will be playing for a post season position. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
Final Game Summary
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