Dragons take loss to Huskers in season opener
The Cameron Dragons football team was handed a 27-4 loss from the Higginsville Huskers for the first game of the season last Friday, August 19.
The Huskers opened strong against the Dragons’ defense, scoring an opening drive touchdown and taking an early 8-0 lead, after a successful 2-point conversion. An additional touchdown put Cameron down by 15 points at the end of the first quarter.
The Dragons began to chip away at the lead early in the second quarter, making the score 15-2 after a safety. Cameron’s offense then made their way to the Husker’s red zone before an interception was thrown and ran back to Cameron’s 39-yard line. The interception resulted in a Higginsville touchdown, with a failed PAT, which left the Dragons trailing 21-2 at the end of the first half.
The Dragons’ defense held the Huskers to 21 points during the third quarter, while racking up another two points as a result of a bad punt snap in the Huskers’ end zone.
During the fourth quarter, Sophomore backup quarterback Nathan Nelson gained some experience when starting Senior starting quarterback Caleb Shanks’ helmet was knocked off due to a hit.
“I think we’re all a little bit nervous.” Head Coach John Kliewer said. “I think we played really well, we just didn’t finish off some drives that everybody would’ve like to have. That would’ve definitely changed the score for us. We’re going to clean up what we’ve been doing and get better at it.”
The Dragons will play their first home game at Dave Goodwin Field this Friday.