Cougars fall in IL title game

Campbell High’s run to a junior varsity football championship ended in a flash Saturday.

John Stark wasted no time claiming the Independent League JV football title, scoring four, unanswered first-quarter touchdowns, in a 46-22 win over Campbell in Weare.

The Cougars were able to make adjustments over the next three quarters, but the damage was already done and they were unable to recover from the initial Generals onslaught.

On just the second play from scrimmage, John Stark running back Rob Lambert broke off a 50-yard touchdown run. It was a sign of things to come.

With the ball back in their hands, the Cougar’s marched deep into General’s territory, eventually reaching the opposition’s 5-yard. That’s where the drive would stall. On fourth and 2, the Cougars couldn’t convert for the first and the Generals regained possession. Three minutes later, the Generals upped their lead to 14-0 and never looked back.

David Levesque scored Campbell’s lone first-half touchdown, for a 26-7 deficit at the break. The second half saw Shawn Donnelly and Shane Largy score touchdowns and Brad Largy add a point-after kick and two-point conversion run to round out Campbell’s scoring.