The Harrison County Middle School Colts traveled to Winchester Thursday for a football doubleheader with the newly formed Campbell Junior High School.
Clark Middle and Conkwright Middle have combined to make one very large junior high school in Winchester.
The seventh grade team lost, 38-0, after getting down at the half by 30-0.
Campbell was using its superior size and speed to take advantage of the young Colts early in the game.
They used plays such as onside kicks to catch the inexperience Harrison County team off guard.
The Colts played much better in the second half allowing only one score while using the adjustments made at the half.
Cameron Covington and Tennessee Turner played well and led the team in both offense and defense.
The eighth grade Colts played an outstanding opening game as they battled the Campbell team in a defensive struggle.
The game was scoreless at the half and only a Harrison County turnover allowed the home team to score midway through the second half.
The last score, which made the final tally 12-0 in favor of Campbell, came very late in the game.
“Chase Blanton, Cody Howard and Stevie Oaks were the defensive standouts tonight,” noted Coach Chris Kerns. “This was an overall a great team effort that was only spoiled by our late miscues.”
The Colts take to the road again Thursday when they travel to Royal Springs Middle School for a 6 p.m. kickoff.