Jeff Camp continues to need more ink for writing down his receiving records for this year.
Bracken Christian lost a shoot-out with Kerrville OLH on Friday night when the Hawks kicked a field goal with no time left on the clock, 76-73.
“This game hurt as bad as the Abilene Christian game three years ago and that game cost us from taking a trip to State,” Head Coach Lloyd Fields said. “We have been playing with a short stick…but these players are playing with a lot of heart and you just can’t expect these Freshman and Sophomores to play like Juniors.”
One of those Freshman is Cristian DeLeon who finished with 102 yards receiving giving Bracken two receivers with over 100 yards for the game.
“DeLeon, honestly could very well be the best receiver in Bracken’s history when he finishes,” Jeff Camp said after covering 202 yards of receiving in this game. “He (DeLeon) made some clutch catches in this game.”
Another ‘Young’ player that is playing out of his shoes is QB Brady Beene who also had over 100 yards passing with just one pass that fell incomplete. Beene had been an important part of this machinery as he has responded defensively and offensively for Bracken.
Both teams combined for 1,123 yards of offense and the last 34 yard pass play by OLH was a thing of beauty and a beast for Bracken as that play led to their loss.
With less than 10 seconds left on the clock a well defended pass play for Bracken had the Hawk’s receiver jump up into the air and tip the ball to himself as he was falling to the ground with just over three seconds left on the clock.
That next play was the field goal that just made it through the lunging Noah Boriack for what would be a typical, BCS vs. OLH football affair.
Two quarters in this game had 50 and 55 points scored in them as Bracken Christian had to go through the valley to get more bulbs from HEB to keep up with this scoring contest.
There were several records that will go down in the Warriors annals as Jeff Camp and Noah Boriack went crazy with a few other Warriors that came along for the ride.
The 645 yards has only been topped one time when Bracken played Gustine two years ago in their 98 point win.
This brawl had 349 yards passing for Bracken which beat the previous best by 171 yards and Camp ran away with several records with his receiving.
New Records Previous High Player Camp's Fire
Touchdowns for Game 3 Cristian DeLeon 8
Yardage 138 Jeff Camp 202
Number of caught passes 9 Grant Granato 12
Touchdowns for Career 21 Grant Granato 23
Yardage 1276 Grant Granato 1071
Number of caught passes 87 Grant Granato 53
Team Passing Stats Top Five
Yardage Game Year
349 Kerrville OLH 2014
210 Austin Hill Country 2014
180 Concordia 2014
165 CASA 2014
161 Gustine 2012
Kerrville OLH will not go down as Mr. Congenial, as this team topped more yardage in penalties then what Bracken had faced in their previous eight football games combined.
For the year, Bracken’s opponents had run up 116 yards of penalties and OLH passéd that total by themselves when they left the field with 125 yards of flags being thrown to the ground.
“Overall they weren’t nasty but the penalties kinda speak for themselves,” Defensive End and Receiver Camp said holding a yellow napkin to his nose.
The game started with Bracken holding OLH to two three and punt series. No yardage gained, two fumbles, and three incomplete passes.
Bracken responded with two touchdown drives with that first drive being their longest drive of the evening when they ran 11 plays and 63 yards.
Sophomore Brady Beane is a solid player on both sides of the ball this year for Bracken.
Boriack had a 28 yard run in the series with this drive capped off when QB Brady Beene passed to Camp and drawing first blood.
A key play was a Boriack nine yard pass play to Zack Fasenmeyer for a first down down to the Hawk’s three yard line.
The Warriors would respond with a three play 34 yard drive next when another pass play to Camp found the end zone and a quick, 13-0 lead.
OLH held Bracken in-between two touchdowns to take their first lead of this contest, 14-13.
Then this game became a lights out scoring for the remainder of this first half.
The lead change seven times in the eight minute span as the crowd had to be taken to the medics to have neck braces as they watched this game like they were at the US Open Tennis matches.
“We knew that this game would be a shoot out but I did not think it would be like this,” Boriack said. “Our offense just needs to make better plays.”
Both teams continued their back and forth scoring spree when BCS had a would be touchdown missed by a fumble on the one yard line to stop a chance of putting some distance between the two teams.
Another mistake off an interception for OLH would also give the Hawks a lead and putting Bracken in a catch up mode as this game was coming to a close.
That interception ended up being a two touchdown swing as OLH would score after the pass play and consequently keeping Bracken from tacking on more points.
BCS took their final lead with just 50 seconds left on the clock when a Beene pass to Camp would tie the score and a Boriack run tacked on that important one point lead, 73-72.
“We did not fold,” Boriack said passing the ball. “When we needed guys to step up they did and the younger players did what they were told to do, while playing positions they had not played this season.”
That drive would also have DeLeon catching a 40 yard bomb from Boriack to set up that touchdown next play.
With 111 plays in this game, those little mistakes would add up to a field goal that was just missed for a block and a loss.
“This game, we had a chance and it shows that we can hang in there with anyone,” Camp closed. “If we clean up on the little stuff then we can win some games….We will tell the younger players that we can win this next game and that we need to play hard to get this win….If we play like we did against OLH, then we can win.”
Boriack who had 495 yards of total offense, offered up one more pass for the team, “Even though we lost this game….it was a big confidence booster and now everyone knows what they can play up to, especially for the younger players.”
Bracken has just one more regular season game in Cedar Park next week and the good news is that game is in Cedar Park as the Warriors are working on a 11 game road winning streak and that could not have come at a better time.
1 2 3 4 Final
Kerrville OLH 8 28 16 24 76
Bracken Christian 13 27 7 26 73
BCS-Jeff Camp 4 yard pass from Brady Beene (DeLeon pass from Beene), 5:23, 1st
BCS-Jeff Camp 7 yard pass from Noah Boriack (pass failed), 2:43, 1st
OLH-Matthew Williams 5 yard run (kick good), 1:04, 1st
OLH-Matthew Williams 10 yard run (pat failed), 7:53, 2nd
BCS-Jeff Camp 28 yard pass from Brady Beene (Camp pass from Beene), 5:48, 2nd
OLH-Matthew Williams 7 yard run (kick good), 3:56, 2nd
BCS-Noah Boriack 3 yard run (pass failed), 3:06, 2nd
OLH-Gabriel Gutierrez 64 yard kick-off return (pat failed), 2:55, 2nd
BCS-Jeff Camp 25 yard pass from Boriack (Camp from Beene), 1:01, 2nd
OLH-Zach Ramsey 35 yard pass from Hernandez (kick good), 0:39, 2nd
BCS-Jeff Camp 50 yard pass from Beene (Noah Boriack run), 0:19, 2nd
BCS-Noah Boriack 31 yard run (DeLeon pass from Beene), 8:31, 3rd
OLH-Corwin Knight 9 yard pass from Hernandez (kick good), 7:18, 3rd
OLH-Connor Corwin 79 yard pass from Hernandez (kick good), 1:26, 3rd
BCS-Cristian DeLeon 10 yard pass from Beene (pass failed), 9:55, 4th
OLH-Matthew Williams 20 yard run (kick good), 7:46, 4th
BCS-Jeff Camp 35 yard pass from Boriack (Thomas Johnson pass from Boriack), 6:43, 4th
OLH-56 yard kick-off return (pat failed), 6:31, 4th
BCS-Noah Boriack 30 yard run (pass failed), 2:02, 4th
OLH-Matthew Williams 15 yard interception return (pat failed), 1:12, 4th
BCS-Jeff Camp 5 yard pass from Brady Beene (Noah Boriack run), 0:50, 4th
OLH-24 yard field goal, 0:00, 4th
Game Stats Hawks Warriors
Total Yards 478 645
First Downs 12 23
Rush/Yards 22/174 35/297
Comp/Att/Int 14/24/1 23/30/1
Passing Yards 304 349
Punts/Average 1/32.0 1/27.0
Fumbles/Lost 2/0 1/1
Penalties-Yards 11-125 2-25
Passing Comp Att Pct Yds Int TD
Noah Boriack 16 22 .727 225 1 3
Brady Beene 7 8 .875 124 0 5
Rushing Att Yds Ave Lg TD
Noah Boriack 29 270 9.3 31 2
Jeff Camp 4 15 3.8 7 0
Zack Fasenmeyer 2 12 6.0 10 0
Receiving No Yds Ave Lg TD
Jeff Camp 12 202 16.8 50 8
Cristian DeLeon 5 101 20.2 40 1
Brady Beene 2 24 12.0 17 0
Zack Fasenmeyer 4 22 5.5 9 0