MURFREESBORO – Jaxson Campbell did a little more with his feet Friday then with his arm to lead Independence High School to a 28-7 non conference win at Blackman.
Campbell rushed for three touchdowns and 85 yards on a dozen carrier and threw for another 180 yards completing 12-of-23 passes with a TD to lead the Eagles. The senior QB, who was an All-State defender a season ago, has 12 total touchdowns through three games.
Campbell scored twice in the second quarter, including a 17-yard run with 3:31 to play in the half for a 14-0 lead at the break. With 5:47 to play in the third, Campbell hit Calvin Wilson for a 12-yard strike and then the senior closed Indy’s scoring by darting 29 yards for his third rushing TD with 3:01 to play in the frame.
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His top target was Ty Lockwood, who hauled in six passes for 84 yards. Wilson closed with three grabs for 57 and Tre Hartwell added 55 yards on the ground on nine carries for Indy.
Blackman, which fell 38-9 at Ravenwood in Week 2, got on the board with 4:28 to play when Drew Beam connected with Jeremy Wagner for a 10-yard TD.
The Blaze slipped to 1-3. Independence improved to 2-1.
The Eagles head to Franklin in Week 5 for a crucial Region 6-6A contest. The Admirals stopped Summit 27-20 Friday.
Lipscomb Academy 41, Page 0
The Mustangs threw out a couple big storylines entering the night and used four touchdowns from Alex Broome to race past Page and earn their first win after a couple tough losses against stiff competition to open the season.
Broome rushed for 68 yards and added another 60 more receiving with two TDs rushing and receiving. Maurice Sherill Jr. added 83 yards rushing for Lipscomb Academy on just 10 carries with another TD on the ground.
The Mustangs faced Jake McNamara for the first time. The Page starting QB is the former backup for the Mustangs starter Luther Richesson and younger brother of Michigan freshman Kyle McNamara, the league’s offensive MVP from a season ago. Richesson threw for three touchdowns in the win Friday.
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