By P.J. Gossett
PHIL CAMPBELL - A two-day deluge of rain created a sopping wet field for the season opener for both Phil Campbell High School and Phillips High School at Parrish Stadium Friday, Aug. 20. PCHS was ready for PHS though, shutting them out 27-0.
Phillips received the kick off, but a flag was called against Phillips, a sign of things to come for both teams. When Phil Campbell’s turn for the ball came, they took ran it back to make it first-and-goal, only to be intercepted by Phillips’ Hayden Kelley. The Bears were forced to punt however, and the first quarter ended with no score.
Phil Campbell took charge at the beginning of the second. Hudson Hyde ran in for the first touchdown. The PAT was no good, leaving it at 6-0. PCHS did it again for another touchdown with a complete pass this time. The PAT was no good again, making it 12-0, Phil Campbell.
As Phillips made their way toward the end zone, Braxten Goodson grabbed the ball for an interception. A long pass was thrown for the third touchdown of the quarter. This time, a 2-point conversion was tried and was successful for a score of 20-0.
Phil Campbell kept up the good work as the second half began. As Phillips kicked off, Hyde received the ball and decided for one more touchdown, though a flag negated it. They were not done however, as Hyde sacked Phillips’ quarterback, then intercepted another pass.
Phil Campbell’s Isac Hill had the honors of the last touchdown. The PAT was good, leaving the score at 27-0, Phil Campbell. They decided to give Phillips’ quarterback one more sack for the night during the last quarter.
Phillips will play Tharptown at home Friday night, while Phil Campbell will play Lamar County at home.
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