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PC rallies, but falls short at Lexington

By Staff
LEXINGTON – The Phil Campbell football team took advantage of some early miscues by Lexington, but was unable to hold as the Bobcats fell to the Golden Bears 41-21.
Phil Campbell (0-4, 0-3) got on the scoreboard two minutes into the game when Lexington's punter was unable to make the play. The Bobcats recovered the ball on the Lexington 20.
Daniel Bryant carried the ball twice, the second time for a 1-yard touchdown. Adam Mitchell converted the point after kick, giving the Bobcats an early 7-0 lead.
Later in the quarter Phil Campbell recovered a Lexington fumble, but the drive stalled before the Bobcats could add to their lead.
Lexington (2-2, 2-1) tied the game on a 56-yard scoring pass with four seconds remaining in the opening quarter. The Golden Bears used that score to build momentum and added a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter to take a 21-7 lead into the half.
Lexington added another score on a 10-yard run to increase their lead, but this time Phil Campbell was able to answer.
Quarterback Jordan Benford scrambled for a 22-yard score to pull the Bobcats within 14 points.
Less than a minute into the fourth quarter, the Golden Bears padded their lead with on a 2-yard run.
Benford found Matt Waid for a 59-yard touchdown pass with 8:27 remaining in the game and Bryant scored on the two-point run, bringing the score to 34-21. Lexington answered 37 seconds later on a 43-yard touchdown run.
Benford led the Phil Campbell offense with 74 rushing yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. He was also 8-of-17 passing for 152 yards with a touchdown pass.
Waid was the leading receiver, pulling in three passes for 77 yards and a touchdown. Dillan Hamby pulled in a pair of passes for 26 yards.
The Bobcats will step out of region play next week as they travel to Vina.