GALLATIN — Jordan Mason was the big-name back in Friday’s contest between Station Camp and host Gallatin, but Marcus DeVault stole the show.
DeVault rushed for 189 yards on 17 carries, including a 94-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to lead the Bison to a 27-19 victory over the Green Wave.
Station Camp (2-4, 2-1 6-5A) lost two key players in the victory, however. Senior tailback Chris Dunavin was injured on a first-quarter carry near the goal line when he was flipped in the air and landed awkwardly. He remained on the ground for more than 10 minutes and was transported to Sumner Regional Medical Center, where he was be kept overnight for observation. Dunavin was walking in the hospital with a neck brace, according to a tweet he sent out during the evening.
“I was devastated,” DeVault said of Dunavin’s injury. “He’s a good running back and a really good linebacker and when we lost him, my mind was just everywhere. But we knew we had to keep fighting just for him.”
Bison starting quarterback Tyler Thompson left the game with a knee injury in the second quarter, with Cole Spears filling in the rest of the way.
Mason rushed for 146 yards on 23 carries, including a 9-yard run late in the first quarter for the Green Wave (4-2, 2-1 6-5A).
Station Camp led 20-19 at the half on the first of DeVault’s two scores, a 16-yard run late in the first half. Aaron Bristol had just blocked a Gallatin punt deep in the Green Wave end.
“We knew it was going to be a physical game,” Gallatin coach Mark Williams said. “Station Camp’s a quality football team. They came out and ran the ball really well, and we’ve got to do a better job of tackling.”