Dragons end season with 70-6 district loss to Spoofhounds
The Cameron Dragons football team’s 2016 season came to an end last Friday, October 21, as the team fell hard to the Maryville Spoofhounds during their first district performance.
The Hounds jumped onto the scoreboard early, with a touchdown, followed by a successful two-point conversion, with 9:27 left in the first quarter. A subsequent Maryville touchdown-a 49-yard quarterback keeper run-was called back due to a holding call. The call did not hinder the drive, and an 8-yard touchdown run put the Spoofhounds on top 15-0. Maryville then blocked a Dragons’ punt after a three and out drive, giving the Spoofhounds the ball on the Dragons’ 8 yard-line. One play later, Cameron’s deficit was stretched to 22-0. During Cameron’s next drive, the ball was fumbled, and the Spoofhounds found themselves deep in Dragons territory once more, and jumped ahead 28-0 with 4:02 left in the quarter.
The Dragons defense attempted to counter the slew of touchdowns with a Dre Dickerson interception in their own end zone for a touchback. The drive, and quarter, ended with a three and out drive followed by Cameron punting the ball away.
The defense struggled to contain the explosive Hounds in the second quarter as well, as three touchdowns were racked up, and the Dragons found themselves down 49-0 at the half.
To open the second half, Cameron kicked the ball out of bounds, bumping the Spoofhounds up to their own 35 yard-line. Other opportunities given to Maryville, including two high-snap turnover on downs, resulted in a 63-0 deficit as the third quarter ended.
The Hounds opened the fourth quarter with one final touchdown, stretching the lead to 70-0, before the Dragons offense, with Nathan Nelson at the helm and help from Nick Sprague, marched into the Hounds’ red zone. A 17-yard pass to Dre Dickerson got the Dragons on the board with six points, after an unsuccessful two-point conversion, before regulation time expired.