FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. – Fort Campbell had the closest shot to make the lone score in Friday night’s football exhibition, but a costly fumble at the Clarksville 1-yard line dashed away the Falcons’ hopes.
The Border Wars Jamboree at Fryar Stadium opened with a 0-0 stalemate through two quarters of play between Ft. Campbell and Clarksville before the hosting Falcons went on to defeat Marshall County, Ky., 14-12 in the third exhibition.
In their game against the Wildcats, Falcons receiver Palema Roberts caught a 20-yard reception inches in front of the goal line at the start of the second quarter. The referee on the play initially ruled that Roberts was down before he fumbled the ball, but the call was overturned.
Penalties called on both sides prevented the teams from executing a touchdown on any drive, especially for the Falcons as they were flagged five times for 50 yards. The Wildcats were penalized four times for 25 yards.
The closest the Wildcats got to the end zone was the Falcons’ 39-yard line before quarterback Kyle Sickel was called for intentional grounding as he was being sacked.
Ft. Campbell 14, Marshall County, Ky. 12: A blocked point-after kick and an incomplete pass on a failed 2-point conversion kept the Marshalls from tying the Falcons.
Marshall County had a 12-7 lead with 4:05 remaining in the two-quarter exhibition after the failed 2-point conversion.
But with 1:08 remaining in play, Fort Campbell quarterback Jaylen Williams connected with Ja’uan Joiner for a 70-yard touchdown to give the Falcons their final lead. It was the second time Joiner caught a long touchdown pass during this exhibition. The first Fort Campbell score was a 66-yard connection between the two.
Northeast 14, Marshall County 3: Northeast finished the evening of exhibitions with a victory of its own over the Marshalls.
The Eagles distanced themselves when Derecus Washington rushed for a 47-yard touchdown after breaking a tackle in the backfield with 8:32 remaining.
In their first touchdown drive, the Eagles started out on their own 43-yard line and, possessing the ball for 5:18, marched their way to the end zone. The drive was capped on a 1-yard completion from quarterback Benji Burchwell to Nick Green.
“I’m very pleased with the way we played tonight,” Northeast coach Terry Arrington said. “Hopefully, we’ll get a little better. We played with more emotion than we ever had so far this fall. I told them to have fun and play with emotion and they did both those things tonight.”
Graves County 27, Rossview 0: Much of Rossview’s younger players were in the starting lineup as the Hawks were pounded by Graves County.
Graves County made a statement on the first play after the opening kickoff with an 80-yard rushing touchdown.
Throughout the two quarters of play the Hawks fumbled the ball over twice to Graves County.
Rossview punter Czar Pardo, however, was one of the brighter spots for the Hawks as he averaged 35 yards in his four punts.
TOA Football Jamboree
Saturday at West Creek
6 p.m. Montgomery Central vs. Madisonville-North Hopkins
6:45 Northwest vs. Madisonville
7:30 Kenwood vs. Christian County
8:15 West Creek vs. Christian County