By Tyler Phillips
After a weekend of successful homecoming traditions, the Georgetown Tigers managed to cap off the weekend by securing a football victory over Campbellsville University. The game, with a final score of 19-14, propelled the No. 12 Tigers’ record to 3-2 on the year. Despite an unfortunate loss last week against Faulkner, this win signified a positive shift in energy toward the rest of the Tigers’ season. The victory also recorded the Tiger’s first home win of the year after a lengthy away stretch.
As for Campbellsville, this week’s game marks an end to a three game win streak and continues a streak of losses against Georgetown dating back to 2009.
This is not to say that Campbellsville did not put up a fight. As indicated by the score, the home team was presented with a significant challenge in coming out with the W. Competition began with an early Georgetown fumble, redeemed by a subsequent interception. This led to a five minute march by the home Tiger’s offense, gathering 89 yards and a touchdown reception by Logan Crocket, who celebrated a birthday the day of the game. After forcing the visiting team to punt, the Tigers responded again with a 48—yard drive, capped off with a quarterback sneak at the goal line. Georgetown led 12-0 at the end of the first quarter with a missed extra point, and a failed two-point conversion. Campbellsville and GC would each put a touchdown on the board during the second quarter, going into the halftime with a score of 19-7.
The second half of the game marked the end of points scored by the home team. The 19 points accumulated by Georgetown during the first two quarters of play were the only points added by the team during the competition. Campbellsville completed a pass play for 35 yards and a touchdown late in the third quarter to bring the game to its final score of 19-14. From here, the Tigers contributed to a strong defenseive effort to maintain the lead. During a final seveon and a half minute drive from Campbellsville, Georgetown accumulated three sacks and forced numerous incompletions. The victory was secured by a final sack and subsequent broken up pass by senior Brock Messina.
The Tigers will head back on the road next Saturday to challenge No. 2 University of the Cumberlands (5-0).