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Highlands Freshman Football Blow Out: Highlands versus Campbell County 10/4

Audrina Trauth
After Number 22, Tayden Lorenzen, trucks a Campbell County player, he states, “That boy’s too little to tackle me!”

On October 4, 2023, The Highlands Freshman Football team beat the Campbell County Camels at David Cecil Memorial Stadium in Fort Thomas, with a score of 43-0. 

Before the game started, the team was getting prepared in all ways possible. Getting hype in the locker room, listening to music, staying hydrated, and having a good meal before. Then after, they stepped out to their home turf and were ready.

Freshman Cale Harris, starting quarterback, said, “The biggest priority for us is to be quick and hold them to 0 touchdowns.”

In the first quarter freshman Griffin Benke, accompanied by freshmen Teagan Haretuku and Cooper Benke, tackled the punter in their end zone to make the score 2-0.

Freshman Gabe Williams, starting running back, and freshman Carter Manning, starting wide receiver said, “Our biggest strength is our offensive aspect.”

Freshman Cale Harris throws a perfect pass to wide-open freshman Tayden Lorenzen, to score the first of many touchdowns. Followed by Harris making the PAT, making the score 9-0.

Freshman Chase Jacob said, “We are expecting a blowout here.”

At the start of the second quarter, Harris threw a dime to Jacob, the starting wide receiver, who ran it into the end zone. After, Harris made another PAT, which made the score 16-0.

Freshman John Feldbruegge said, “Campbell County has it coming to them.”

Because of a 4th down stop, Highlands scored another touchdown, which was caught by Feldbruegge. 

“I’m going to kick perfect this game,” said freshman Cale Harris. The score was brought to 23-0, after a beautiful kick by Harris. 

Freshman John Feldbruegge scores another amazing touchdown making the score 29-0. Harris makes another PAT to make the score 30-0. 

The whole team’s main priority was to have a running clock before half-time ended. With seven seconds left of the second quarter, Gabe Williams picked off Campbell County and followed his blockers into the endzone to make the score 36-0. 

“We’re going to dominate today, ” said Williams

In the third quarter, freshman Tayden Lorenzen made a diving one-handed catch in the endzone to make the score 42-0, which was followed by freshman Cale Harris’s PAT to make it 43-0.

That was the final touchdown scored for the rest of the game.

Highlands dominated the game against Campbell County. Highlands will be facing the Cooper Cougars on Wednesday, October 18 at 6:30 p.m.

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