Skyline Too Much For Cole Camp

Johnie J. Logue
Enterprise Staff
It was a homecoming of sorts for Cole Camp’s head football coach Kevin Shearer last Friday at Skyline. Shearer was Skyline’s first football coach and helped build their football field. Their current head coach Brandon Shelby was Shearer’s assistant. After the game several of Coach Shearer’s former players met him on the field. 
The game itself saw Skyline’s junior quarterback Lawson Beem lead his team to a 50-7 victory over Cole Camp in the second round of district play.
Beem went right to work with a 25 yard touchdown pass to Zack Williams at the 10:37 mark. The PAT was no good, but it was quickly 6-0.
With Skyline’s defense holding Cole Camp at bay, Beem found an open Jayton DeFreece for another TD at the 4:34 mark of the first quarter.
Zack Williams intercepted a pass at the Cole Camp 46 to set up the next touchdown. Beem went back to pass and after looking deep, found a wide open DeFreece at midfield who took off down the right sideline untouched for the TD.
The kick was good at the 2:37 mark and it was 21-0. 
Shearer called timeout at the 2:30 mark to encourage and rally his troops but couldn’t score on the drive that went into the second quarter as Antonio Irizary sacked the Bluebirds' Ethan Shearer on 4th and 12 on the 31.
Beem would toss up one on the 20 that Williams would wait for and cradle between two defenders for the short run and the TD. The PAT pass was no good. It was now 27-0.
With no time on the clock, DeFreece caught  a 20 yard TD pass on third and ten. That PAT was no good either and it was 33-0 at half .
The second half saw new life for Cole Camp. Junior Ethan Corpening would break around his right tackle for a 65 yard touchdown. Corpening ripped the kick and it was 33-6 just minutes into the third quarter.
Shearer, the old chess master, called for an onside kick that Andrew Hahn fell on 13 yards deep. However, the referees called that Hahn touched it after nine yards. Coach Shearer was right by the play and had the best view in the house. He voiced his opinion but to no avail.
Skyline continued their scoring with a 27 yard TD pass to Williams. The PAT kick was on the money and it was 40-7.
Then Skyline would kick a field goal on fourth and ten from the ten to make it 43-7 with less than four minutes on the clock in the third frame.
In the fourth quarter and with a running clock, sophomore Ricky Woodhouse scored on a nice run from the 15. Williams kicked it through and was 50-7 and the game clock would eventually tick down to zeros.
Shearer commented on the Cole Camp touchdown, "Ethan has explosive speed if we can get him in the open. It was a counter play."
When asked to define the season, Coach Shearer said, "I am not one for excuses. It was a strange season. Covid had it effect, maybe not in wins or losses, but it  still effected us. I have been coaching for 20 years and I still have things to learn. This season was an interesting moment."
With Beem, DeFreece, Williams and other capable teammates, the Skyline Tigers, now 9-1 and ranked sixth in the state in one poll, will host Windsor this Friday for the district championship.