The Campbell County High School football team has spent the last five years recovering from the split of the athletic programs.
The rebuilding is over…the Camels are back.
Friday night in the state’s capital, Campbell County unleashed what is arguably it’s best performance since 2016. CCHS delivered a punishing defense when needed and the offense was clutch in the final minutes of a 27-24 come-from-behind shocker over Cheyenne Central.
It was a tale of two halves. The second belonged to the Camels as they met every challenge like a team demanding to be in the playoffs.
After trailing by three possessions, Campbell County never buckled under the pressure. Instead, Logan Dymond and the entire stellar defensive unit stole the show to set up a stunning finish. The group held Cheyenne scoreless in the second half until the final two minutes.
The defense paved the way for the offense to do the rest. Will Miller made sure his team would not go scoreless for three quarters when he scampered into the end zone from 12 yards out for CCHS’ first touchdown to make it 17-7 with 6:17 left in the third quarter.
The defense gave the ball right back when it recovered an Indian fumble on the next drive. Campbell County made Cheyenne pay as it scored again from 11 yards out and it was a 17-14 game.
The Camels’ rally was solidified in the fourth. Quarterback Aidan Dorr beat multiple defenders and sprinted his way to a 68-yard touchdown to give the team its first lead at 21-17.
After an exchange of possessions, things got interesting in the final minutes. Cheyenne Central converted a turnover into points with a touchdown to take a 24-17 lead with 2:34 left in the game.
The Camels never panicked. Instead, they met the challenge head on and delivered like a playoff team does. They got two big plays to set up a 20-yard touchdown run by Miller with 43 seconds left in the game.
The Indians tried to get a quick score as well. However, the Campbell County defense was awesome on the final drive and stopped a fourth down play to seal the deal.
Campbell County, which trailed 17-0 in the third quarter, is now likely to be in the playoffs with this win. The Camels now have their best record since 2016.