KMHS turns it on late for 41-21 win
by Marcel Pourtout
MDJ Sports Correspondent
October 27, 2012 02:27 AM | 3514 views | 4 4 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Campbell at Kennesaw Mountain

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KENNESAW — Kennesaw Mountain earned its first region win of the season with a 41-21 victory over Campbell at Cobb Energy/Mustang Stadium on Friday evening.

It was a game that went back and forth during the first half, but it was all Kennesaw Mountain after the break.

“This is a great moment for our seniors who have face adversity over the last four years.” Mustangs’ coach Andy Scott said. “(They) stayed together and done their best to get better.

“Campbell held on to the ball a lot of the first half but our defense was outstanding and got some big stops. We felt that we could move the ball in the second half and was able to do that through our rushing attack.”

Kennesaw Mountain

(2-6, 1-6 Region 4AAAAAA) began the second half and produced a 14-play drive that went 82 yards in 6 minutes, culminating in a 4-yard touchdown run by Jamari Carter for a 21-14 lead.

An interception by Kennesaw Mountain’s Devin Putmon at the Mustangs’ 47-yard line on Campbell’s ensuing possession not only built momentum, but took the Spartans completely out of the game from that point on.

Kennesaw Mountain scored touchdowns on its next three possessions — a 1-yard run by Eric Monts, a 5-yard dash by Wayne Douglas and a 75-yard dive up the middle by Carter to secure the victory.

Carter finished the contest with a game-high 119 yards rushing for the Mustangs and Bell paced Kennesaw Mountain with a game-high 160 yards receiving.

“Kennesaw Mountain did a great job (Friday) and deserved the win,” said Campbell head coach Harris Rainbow. “We have to get better as a team and we’re going to do that by getting back to work.”

The Mustangs began the contest with a costly error on their first possession. A bad handoff exchange led to a fumble that was recovered by Campbell’s Monty Daniel who returned it 3 yards for a for an early 7-0 lead.

Kennesaw Mountain responded with a touchdown of its own, courtesy of a 1-yard touchdown run by Dallin Finley with 24 seconds left in the first quarter.

Campbell (3-7, 1-6) retook the lead when Ricky James connected on a 22-yard touchdown pass down the left side to Kerheem Darrington to give the Spartans the 14-7 advantage.

The Mustangs ended the first half with touchdown on a well-executed play-action pass from Finley to Dennis Bell down the middle of the field for 94 yards, tying the score at 14-14.

James had a game-high 233 yards passing for the Spartans and Marlon Horne led Campbell with 122 yards receiving, including a 55-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter.
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The Observer
October 27, 2012
The same amount of wins as the previous 3 seasons combined (that one game Etowah forfeit doesn't count), that's pretty good for a team in rebuilding mode. And they can do even better. There's still Pebblebrook next week and the 7-AAAAA play-in (which I assume will be Pope), and KMHS is more than capable of beating both. If you can get them, then twice as many wins as the previous 3 seasons is a major step towards putting the program on the right track.
west cobber
October 28, 2012
Kennesaw Mountain is in Region 4 and classification AAAAAA. There's no play-in game for them...check the schedule.
Mustang Fan
October 27, 2012
Good to see Coach Scott rebuilding this program. The easy route would be to bus in some kids with lackluster grades, deal with "off the field issues" and get em on the field somehow to contribute and win NOW..but thats not what Kennesaw will do. Good for them, let's get the kids excited about football again and develop this thing organically. Hope to win the next two or at least 1 more this year and continue this positive progress.
Blue Raider
October 27, 2012
Great hire great person class act. The MTN will be in good hands with coach Scott.
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