Bellbrook takes home Thursday Night Lights trophy for the second year in a row
NEW CARLISLE, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) – After two thrilling weeks of Thursday Night Lights, things got serious on the gridiron in New Carlisle.
Bellbrook and Tecumseh faced off on the field in a rematch from a 2016 game. The Arrows were home for the first time since longtime head coach Kent Massie passed away earlier in 2017, and had a moment of silence in his honor.
They also didn’t waste any time scoring for him on the field.
A few minutes into the first, David Burner moved down the field, and shredded tackles for an early 6.
The Golden Eagles fought back and took flight when Brendon Labensky and Jack Campell connected for a 43-yard touchdown to take the lead.
They added to it when Sedrick Ferguson worked the line, spotted a hole, and then burst down the open field for another 6. Add one more trip to the end zone, and Bellbrook found itself up 21-6.
Jayden McFarland was finally able to get the Arrows back on the board, practically willing the ball across the goal line. Tecumseh found itself unable to ride his momentum, and ended up taking the “L”, 35-19.
FOX 45 spoke to Jack Campbell after the game about his big catch.
“Dropped the ball earlier in the game and it got intercepted,” he said, “so they gave me another chance and I had to make it up for my teammates. Everybody gave me the opportunity, no one got on me for the first play, so it was just a big deal for them to give me that second opportunity to score.”
Next up on Thursday Night Lights, Beavercreek plays host to Lebanon September 14 starting at 7 p.m.