CAMPBELLSVILLE — Thursday night's showdown in the Mid-South Conference football race turned into the Thursday night smackdown.
In a meeting of Tigers, the pre-season co-favorites to win the East Division, Georgetown scored on all six first-half possessions en route to a 52-21 romp over Campbellsville at Finley Stadium.
"Our kids were pretty challenged by this ball game and I was really proud of them," Georgetown Coach Bill Cronin said. "I thought we had a good game plan going into it. ... We tried to outphysical them. I think we did that."
Georgetown (3-2, 2-0 MSC) piled up 587 yards of offense — 288 rushing and 299 passing — to Campbellsville's 326.
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Kaelin Ammons completed 18 of 28 passes, including three touchdowns, and also ran for a score. Blake Naylor led the ground game with 111 yards on 15 carries, including a touchdown. Chris Gohman caught four passes for 87 yards, including a touchdown.
"We had a game plan going in. It was to just fire off the ball at the line of scrimmage," Georgetown center Kyle Pettit said. "We knew we were capable of it and we went out and executed it. ... Being as aggressive (as we were), it was inevitable that we were going to have a good day on the ground."
No. 25 Campbellsville (4-3, 3-1) simply couldn't stop the visitors in the first half.
"They were just better than us in the box," Coach Perry Thomas said. "Their offensive line, their running backs did an excellent job of coming off the ball, making some things happen and they kind of got us in a pickle, where they were able to run the ball. And then we couldn't get pressure on the quarterback. I thought our coverage was pretty sound, but we had to cover them six or seven seconds and that's too much time."
Georgetown led 38-14 at intermission, but was held to one first down in the third quarter.
Campbellsville pulled to within 38-21 on Stan Warrenhuffman's second TD reception of the game, an 8-yarder from Robert Hill.
The home team was looking for more late in the quarter but, on fourth-and-goal from the 2, Hill was stopped for a 1-yard loss.
"That was a great goal-line stand that we had down here," Cronin said. "Our defense continues to improve."
"That was huge," Thomas said. "Typically you want to kick a field goal. We needed three points anyway. But at the same time we had some momentum, we were down on the 2-yard line and we still had a long road to come back. So we felt like if we could get that touchdown, that might open the door for us."
Instead, it opened the way to a 97-yard touchdown drive for Georgetown. Ammons hit Coty Minnis with a 5-yard scoring pass with 11:41 left.
If there were still any doubters, Campbellsville's next play from scrimmage resulted in Patrick Van Sant's second interception of the game.
"Our defensive line did a great job of putting pressure on the quarterback," Van Sant said. "The linebackers stepped up, did a great job for us. The quarterback didn't have much time to throw with that kind of pressure."
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