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September 16, 2013

Cats pull off thrilling win

Lynn Camp rallies from 28-14 deficit to pull off one-point win over Harlan

CORBIN — By Chris Parsons / The Endzone Staff

LYNN CAMP — The Lynn Camp Wildcats took a chance late in the fourth quarter against Harlan and it paid off in the form of their second win in two weeks, topping Harlan 29-28.

After rallying to overcome a 28-14 deficit in the fourth quarter, the Wildcats went for the two-point conversion after Aaron Mills scored from two yards out to take a 29-28 lead with 1:51 to play in the game.

The win improved Lynn Camp to 2-2 on the season and gave the Wildcats what head coach Phil Russell called a “program changing win.”

“I told our guys at halftime that the second half of this football could change this program and I think it did,” Russell said. “These guys never quit and they never gave up on me and it showed up on the scoreboard tonight.

“I said earlier in the week that I thought this football game would be won in the fourth quarter and it was,” he added. “We made some calls late in the game that had an impact on the game, but what it came down to is the fact that the kids had to execute on those calls and they did that for us tonight.”

Harlan took an 8-0 lead in the first quarter, but the Wildcats answered with a 35-yard touchdown run by Aaron Mills to make the score 8-6 after the extra point came up short.

Lynn Camp fell behind 28-14 in the fourth quarter, but that’s when the Wildcats woke up offensively.

A one-yard touchdown by Mills on a quarterback keeper trimmed the gap to 28-21 with 7:41 to play in the game, setting Russell’s team up for a chance to tie things up late in the game.

After a lengthy drive down the field, Russell went to Mills once again as he punched it in for his third touchdown of the game, cutting the deficit to 28-27 and forcing the second-year coach to make what would seem to be a tough decision.

When all was said and done though, he said it was a no-brainer.

“I knew I was going to go for two points, because I really didn’t want to give them the football back with that much time on the clock,” Russell said. “I told my kids during the huddle exactly what we needed from them and they came through for us.

“I asked them to please not take this one play off and they pulled through for us,” he added. “I’m extremely proud of these kids because they played until the end and didn’t worry about the score when they could have just quit when they were behind.”

Russell went to Tommy Hatfield for the two-point conversion and it paid off as the Wildcats took the 29-28 lead with less than two minutes to play in the contest. The Wildcats’ defense held serve as time wound down, ensuring the team’s second straight win.

Lynn Camp will host Pineville next week in Week Four action.

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