CAMERON, Mo. — The Cameron Dragons flew past the St. Joseph Christian Lions with a final score of 55-0 in their final regular season game.
Dragons head coach Jeff Wallace said he is proud of his team and couldn’t have asked for a better game to cap the team’s best regular season years.
“If you’re gonna put a script together for senior night, I don’t know if it could’ve gone better than the way it did tonight,” Wallace said. “We wanted to make sure that we came out and made a statement that this is who we are now, and we intend to keep it that way.”
The Dragons set the tone for the game less than a minute into the first quarter after a 37-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Tyler Campbell to senior wide receiver Nick Helmich. The Dragons proceeded to score three more times in the first quarter alone.
The first touchdown of the second quarter came from senior offensive lineman Zach Jones on the first play. By the time the teams hit the locker room, the score was 42-0.
Jones is the only four-year senior on the team and said that this was a night he’s been waiting for for years.
“I feel really proud, the whole team came together. The culture seems to be changed and I’m excited for playoffs,” Jones said. “I feel like we’ve left an impact from where we started.”
The Dragons scored two more touchdowns in the game, one in each quarter.
Campbell said that he feels like the team is ready to face the district playoffs.
“It feels good,” Campbell said. “We’re rolling. It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish so we’re doing pretty good at the end of the season. I like our odds.”
Lions head coach Troy Schenk said it was a rough game but he was still proud of his team.
“Our kids fought hard and there’s a bigger purpose here than just wins and loses and so that’s what we focus on,” Shenk said. “I wish we could’ve executed a little bit higher level, tackled a little better and stayed deep on a couple of deep balls, but other than that our kids bounced back from some mistakes and really played hard and finished the game well.”
The Dragons will host their district playoff game next Friday at Goodwin Field.