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September 15, 2012

Phoenix beats Campbell

GREENVILLE — The Greenville Phoenix Firebirds won 55-8 over the Campbell Indians Friday in the first ever high school varsity football game in Campbell.

The visitors struck quickly as Marcus Thomas carried it 42 yards to the Campbell 17-yard line. Antwan Blakely then carried it to the Indian 6-yard line. Then Matthew Hankey carried it to the 1-yard line. Charlie Sanchez carried the ball over for the touchdown giving the Firebirds a 6-0 advantage with 8:02 left in the opening quarter.

The Indians then lost a fumble on Campbell’s first possession, which was recovered by Blakely. Thomas then raced 10 yards for the touchdown and Cody Hopkins drilled the two-point conversion kick, giving Phoenix a 14-0 lead.

With 4:19 left in the first quarter, the Firebirds’ Josh Champion took a Campbell punt and raced 70 yards for the touchdown. Hopkins then threw to Isaiah Brown for the one-point conversion, giving the visitors a commanding 21-0 lead.

Phoenix made it 27-0 in the second quarter as Champion had a 60-yard touchdown run with 3:03 left before halftime. Champion scored four rushing touchdowns on the evening, 60, 54, 8 and 11 yards.

Campbell’s Jacob Camp raced 52 yards for the Indians and Scotty Green kicked the two-point conversion with 1:16 before halftime.

Champion raced 11 yards for his second rushing touchdown of the evening, increasing the Phoenix lead in the third quarter to 33-8.

Champion’s third rushing touchdown, this time for eight yards in the fourth quarter, made it 41-8 as Hopkins drilled the kick for two-points.

Campbell mounted another threat as Jacob Camp completed a 48-yard pass to Daniel Mothersell, giving the Indians a first and goal on the Firebirds 12-yard line. Camp carried for four and three yards and Daniel Mothersell carried for a yard. Then the Firebird defense stopped Mothersell for no gain and the ball went over to Phoenix.

Matthew Hankey raced 23 yards to give the Firebirds a first down before Champion raced 54 yards for the touchdown, making it 49-8 after Hopkins drilled the kick.

Champion then threw 35-yard touchdown pass to Hankey with 4:04 to go, bringing an end to the game via the 45-point mercy rule.

Champion rushed for 133 yards on five carries and was 3-of-4 passing for 65 yards and a touchdown.

Phoenix is now 2-1 for the season, while Campbell, in its first season of varsity football, falls to 1-2.

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