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Shorthanded Camels denied by Natrona County 

CCHS Football

The Camels make their grand entrance onto the field. (Photo courtesy of Kellie Jo Allison Photography)

The Campbell County High School football team has got a lot out of its thin and relatively young roster this season. Friday night in Casper, CCHS was missing too much depth because of illness, injury, and personal reasons.

The reduced roster kept the Camels’ from keeping pace with a talented Natrona County bunch. In fact, the team was held without an offensive point for the first time this season in a 35-2 loss in the rain.

The Mustangs scored on their first possession of the game. CCHS was unable to match that score and that allowed Luke Spencer to score on a 4-yard run to make it 14-0 midway through the opening quarter.

The Camels’ settled down after the hosts’ quick start. CCHS sophomore quarterback Aidan Dorr had his offense on the move with a big pass to Brady Tompkins and a first-down via Will Miller.

Seconds later, Dorr went down with an injury and never returned to the game.

Campbell County was forced to go to a wildcat offense which stalled after two plays.

The Camels did get on the scoreboard with a safety right after the next punt. That made it 14-2 and the game was never closer.

CCHS was missing some of its offensive power, but Natrona County’s Kayden Wilcox caused a lot of problems as he had a career night with four interceptions, a touchdown and 10 tackles.

Campbell County got across midfield three more times but had no points to show for it. The Mustangs scored twice in the second quarter to take a 28-2 halftime lead.

The Camels’ refused to quit. The defensive play of Logan Dymond, Ian Carter, Jeffrey Pelton, Alec Sharkey, Taylor Foss, and several others corralled the Mustang offense in the second half. The stingy defense only surrendered one touchdown after the break.

Unfortunately, the Camels could not turn those stops into points. Seven trips across midfield and three drives in the red zone ended in no points. Miler thought he scored in the fourth quarter, but a penalty erased it.

Natrona County improves its record to 4-3 while the Camels slip to 3-4. Both teams still control their playoff destiny coming into the final two weeks.