Ellwood-Camden JV game moved to next week

Published 2:35 pm Wednesday, September 30, 2015

By Justin Fedich | The Selma Times-Journal

The Ellwood Christian junior varsity football team might be playing more than one game next Tuesday at Camden School of Arts and Technology. 

After Tuesday’s game against Camden was delayed due to lightning, Ellwood tried to reschedule the game at Memorial Stadium this week. Due to youth and high school football games already scheduled, however, the Eagles will likely be playing a game-and-a-half Tuesday.

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Ellwood has a road game against Camden scheduled Tuesday. The plan is to finish last Tuesday’s game, which was paused as Ellwood trailed 6-0 with 7:28 remaining in the third quarter, and then play another game directly after.

“That’s not definite yet, but that’s what it’s looking like,” said Ellwood head coach Derrick Edwards. “That’s more than likely what we’re going to do.”

Ellwood got off to a slow first half against Camden at Memorial Stadium Tuesday. The Eagles had -2 yards of total offense and committed eight penalties.

After recovering a fumble on the opening half kickoff, the Eagles were on the Jaguars’ 29-yard line when the game was called due to lightning.

Edwards is hopeful his team can complete the drive when the game resumes.

“I’m looking forward to going ahead and completing that comeback and that victory,” Edwards said. “It’ll be a big confidence booster for the guys and I think they came out sharp at the beginning of the second half, so if we can continue to build on that, we’ll be okay.”

While the players are only used to playing one game at a time, Edwards isn’t worried about the possibility of giving his kids an extra half of playing time.

“These kids, they’re so young and energetic,” Edwards said. “They are actually looking forward to it. They just want to play football.”