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FOOTBALL: Hawks fall to Campbellsville

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By Josh Claywell, Landmark News Service

The Hawks were handed their 10th loss of the season Friday, 34-7, by the Campbellsville Eagles.

It’s the first winless regular season in at least 23 years.

In a season marred by injuries and players leaving the team, everything seemed to catch up to the Hawks against the Eagles (3-7).

LaRue County fumbled the ball three times, turned the ball over on downs twice, had a potential touchdown pass intercepted in the end zone and had a fake punt snuffed out in the fourth quarter.

The Hawks (0-10) wanted this win not only for their seniors, but to get a bit of momentum – and to finally have something good happen for them in a season marred by injuries and players leaving the team – heading into the Class 3-A state playoffs.

And after taking a 7-6 lead on junior Koy Lindsey’s 20-yard touchdown scamper in the second quarter, it appeared LaRue County was ready to turn the corner.

But Campbellsville regained the lead for good when sophomore wide receiver Austin Hash caught a 22-yard touchdown pass from freshman quarterback Arick Groves with 4:47 left in the second quarter. The Eagles led 14-7 at the half.

The Hawks had a chance to get back in it in the third quarter, driving to the Campbellsville 20-yard line. But on fourth-and-10 from the 25 following a false start penalty, sophomore Kendon Young intercepted a pass in the end zone to the end the threat.

LaRue County was called for a personal foul on the play, giving the Eagles the ball at the 35.

Campbellsville responded with a 13-play drive that ate up more than 5 minutes. Junior running back Hayden Webb capped the drive with a 5-yard touchdown run with 2.6 seconds left in the third, stretching the lead to 20-7.

After stopping LaRue County’s fake punt, Campbellsville put the game away three plays later as Young weaved his way through the Hawks defense for a 47-yard touchdown with 8:45 left to play.

Groves’ 3-yard keeper made it 34-7 with 1:42 left.

UP NEXT: LaRue County plays at Wayne County at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the first round of the Class 3-A playoffs.