Pick-6: Station Camp sputters

Pick-6: Station Camp sputters

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Pick-6: Station Camp sputters

GLADEVILLE Station Camp fell behind early in suffering a 45-7 loss at Wilson Central on Friday evening. The Bison (1-1) host Hillsboro next week to open Region 6-5A play. Six takeaways from Friday’s game:

Early barrage

Station Camp trailed after just 2:10 had elapsed in the opening quarter as Wilson Central scored on its opening series. The Wildcats found the end zone on their first two series after Station Camp shut out Clarksville last week.

The Bison defense had a chance to cut the Wildcat lead in half, but Hunter Schloato bobbled what would have been an easy interception return for a touchdown.

“We had a couple of chances early in the second quarter with opportunities for two picks,” Hollinsworth said. “Who knows if that changes anything, but (Wilson Central) had the whole playbook out. Anytime we tried to do something, they seemed to have an answer for it.”

Dropping the ball

Station Camp committed four fumbles and had one pass intercepted, with those five turnovers leading to 17 Wilson Central points.

“Sometimes, that’s the way it goes,” Station Camp head coach Shaun Hollinsworth said. “It doesn’t make it any easier to come back, but we’ll come back and work hard for the first region game.”

Station Camp quarterback Tyler Thompson drops back to pass during third-quarter action at Wilson Central.

Station Camp quarterback Tyler Thompson drops back to pass during third-quarter action at Wilson Central.

Offensive struggles

After rolling up more than 430 yards of total offense last week, the Bison offense sputtered early and often on Friday, compiling only 152 total yards on 38 plays. Austin King had 56 yards of total offense to lead the Bison, with his 20-yard touchdown run in the third quarter providing the only Station Camp points.

Meadors causes problems

Wilson Central quarterback Blake Meadors did more damage on the ground than in the air, despite throwing for 168 yards as opposed to 37 rushing yards. The Wildcat quarterback scored on three of his five carries, including an 18-yarder that gave Wilson Central a 28-0 lead late in the first half.

“He’s really good. The film doesn’t lie,” Hollinsworth said of Meadors. “They’ve got the horses up front on both sides of the ball. I think at times we did a good job on both sides of the ball, and others I don’t think we did so good.”

Station Camp junior Kaemon Dunlap searches for a running lane during Friday's 45-7 loss at Wilson Central.

Station Camp junior Kaemon Dunlap searches for a running lane during Friday’s 45-7 loss at Wilson Central.

Highway to the end zone

Devon High’s 80-yard kickoff return in the third quarter restarted the running clock (with a 35-point lead in the second  half) after King’s touchdown had temporarily halted it. High made two cuts along the left sideline and found running room all the way to the end zone.

Spreading it around

No Wilson Central player had more than 56 combined rushing and receiving yards in the contest. Six different players caught at least one pass, while six more had at least one rushing attempt.

Reach Chris Brooks at cbrooks@tennessean.com or at 615-575-7118. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @CB_SumnerSports, and on Snapchat @cbrooksgne.

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