Campbell County Stuns Rock Springs to Improve to 2-1
Campbell County put together a memorable rally on Friday in Gillette to earn their 2nd win of the season. It was a monumental feat to beat Rock Springs 31-28 as the Camels were down 11 in the last 6 minutes of regulation.
Rock Springs opened the scoring in the 1st quarter thanks to a 17-yard run for a touchdown from Trenton Butcher to give the Tigers a 7-0. Campbell County evened the game later in the 1st quarter as Aiden Doerr got into the end zone from the 5, so it was 7 all. Rock Springs scored again in the 2nd quarter as Brysen Coombs got the TD on a 4-yard run but Campbell County answered the bell again as quarterback Mason Drube lobbed one to Parker Fitzgerald on a play that covered 63 yards to even the game at 14. The Camels also kicked a field goal late in the first half to take a 17-14 advantage into the locker room at halftime.
In the 3rd quarter, it was Coombs tallying his 2nd touchdown of the game for Rock Springs, this time from 11 yards out to make it 21-17. Coombs scored for the 3rd time in the contest on a 33-yard gallop to the end zone so the Tigers were looking good leading 28-17
After that, Campbell County made all the plays they needed to make. Drube threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Pelton and it was 28-23 with just under 3 minutes to play. The Camels tried an on-sides kick and it worked and they turned that into a touchdown with Drube finding the end zone from 44 yards out. The two-point try was good so the Camels led 31-28. They made one last defensive stand to eke out the win to get to 2-1 on the year with a road game at Cheyenne South this Friday. Rock Springs is 1-2 with a home game this week against Sheridan.
We have some great pics of this game to share with you in our gallery below compliments of Kellie Jo Allison. Enjoy!