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August 27, 2012

Jaguars jump on Campbellsville early

CORBIN — By Les Dixon / Sports Editor

NORTH LAUREL — When it comes to the power running attack, go no further than Chris Larkey’s North Laurel Jaguar football squad.

Larkey didn’t want his team to take any chances with Campbellsville during Saturday’s Cumberland Valley Bowl XII nightcap, so his players obliged by opening the contest with two scoring drives that resulted in 14 points — an 11-play drive that covered 69 yards and a five-play drive that went for 53 yards.

The Jaguars never looked back after jumping out to a 14-0 lead and cruised to an easy 40-7 win over the Eagles after accumalating 265 of its 340 yards on the ground.

“Our kids love to run the football and that’s what we do best,” Larkey said. “We practice that all of the time. If you’re going to throw the ball, you’ve got to practice it all of the time and if you’re going to run the ball you’ve got to practice it all of the time and that’s what we’re best at — running the ball.

“Our line loves it and our backs love it and we feed off of it,” he added. “It helps our defense and that’s what we’re going to do, we’re going to run the football. I thought we passed the ball pretty well tonight. It shows you we can throw the ball, too.”

Even though North Laurel’s Michael Nelson, who was named the game’s Offensive MVP)

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