From the first drive, it was clear that Camdenton was in full control versus the Central Bulldogs Friday night. Almost everything went perfectly for Camdenton throughout the contest and they ended up the victors with a dominating score of 77-0.

From the first drive, it was clear that Camdenton was in full control versus the Central Bulldogs Friday night. Almost everything went perfectly for Camdenton throughout the contest and they ended up the victors with a dominating score of 77-0.

Central opened the game with the ball and immediately went three and out. Following the return, Camdenton breezed past the defense to an easy touchdown. This would be the narrative for much of the game, as it seemed that the Bulldogs had no answer to the passing or ground attack being used by the Lakers.

Throughout the first half, Camdenton was able to move the ball and score in almost all phases of the game. Multiple punt returns for touchdowns, rushing touchdowns, passing touchdowns: it was all on display and in full force.

In quarter one, Camdenton was able to put up 49 points, 35 of which came from passing touchdowns from junior Quarterback Paxton Delaurent. Two punts were brought to the house by senior Gabe Kurtz, who would also end the night with 22 receiving yards, a receiving touchdown, and a defensive interception.

The second quarter saw much of the same, with Delaurent capping off his night with his sixth touchdown pass before being pulled out for sophomore quarterback Mason Draper. Draper had no problems with filling in the role, as he would go on to throw for 57 total yards, rush for 19 yards, and complete one passing touchdown. Delaurent finished his brilliant night with 130 passing yards. Camdenton would move into halftime with a 70-0 lead.

Moving into the second half, teams agreed to move the game clock to six minute quarters and running clock, clearing up the remaining time quickly. Even with the limited time, Camdenton would go on to score one final time by a 6-yard touchdown run by Morgan Montgomery. This would close up the game and leave the Lakers with a final score of 77-0.

Following the game, Delaurent felt that the team was firing on all cylinders. He felt that the team didn’t take the quick start lightly and continued to perform at a high level throughout the entire contest. Coming off of his first loss as a starting quarterback for the Lakers in West Plains, he felt that this was a good night to recover from the defeat.

“We really needed a bounce back week and this will be good for momentum going forward,” Delaurent said.

Coach Jeff Shore felt all phases of the team had sharpened up during the week and performed at a more sufficient rate. He says that the work and drills practiced on offense throughout the week showed up and benefitted the team greatly, even though Central struggled defensively all night.

“I felt like our work showed progression on offense,” Shore said.

Though he wants to learn from every match, Shore found it hard to find anything bad to say about the team’s performance. That being said, he says they will take the time to look back on film and make sure to utilize the strengths and few weaknesses that may be found looking back on the whole performance.

“All in all, tonight’s a game that will be hard to beat. They really put out a great effort,” Shore said.

Camdenton will head to Springfield on Friday to take on Hillcrest, hoping to come out the other end 4-1. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.