Saturday, August 31, 2013

Charlotte Crushes Campbell 52-7 in First Ever Game

CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte 49ers made history on Saturday with the program’s first ever football game. A capacity crowd was on hand to watch the hometown team take on the visiting Campbell Camels. Linebacker Mark Hogan intercepted a pass on the first play from scrimmage and ran it back for a score, giving Charlotte a lead it would not relinquish on its way to crushing the visiting Camels 52-7.

Quarterback Matt Johnson (Maiden) was on fire for the 49ers throughout the first quarter, throwing touchdown passes to Justin Bolus, Austin Duke (Independence), giving the Niners a 22-0 lead after the first fifteen minutes.

Kicker Blake Brewer (Cannon) added a field goal and running back Kalif Phillips (A.L. Brown) found paydirt before Campbell ever found themselves on the scoreboard. Brewer added another field goal before the half, giving the home team a 35-7 lead.

Scoring in the second half was not at the same pace as the first, but 49ers fans were already in full celebration mode. Matt Johnson added another scoring toss in the third quarter, a 47 yarder to Trent Bostick, and Blake Brewer hit a 40 yard field goal in the third quarter.

Corey Nesmith’s (West Mecklenburg) 33 yard rushing touchdown finished off the scoring for the game and students crowded the field as the clock wound down, giving Charlotte its first every football victory. The Niners go for two in a row next Saturday against Chowan.