October 16, 20211st2nd3rd4thFinal
1st Quarter
CUMBERLATD06:39James Christian 10 Yd Run
CAMPBELLTD06:19Dequantay Shannon 77 Yd Run (Heath Carden missed kick)
CUMBERLATD03:12Kaleb Witherspoon 15 Yd Run (Hunter Mathis kick)
CUMBERLATD00:50Treylon Sheppard 4 Yd Run (Hunter Mathis kick)
2nd Quarter
CUMBERLATD13:13Ian Hafner 42 Yd Pass From Dylan Carpenter
CUMBERLATD10:59James Christian 45 Yd Run (Hunter Mathis kick)
CUMBERLATD05:58Dylan Carpenter 4 Yd Run (Hunter Mathis kick)
CUMBERLATD04:56Jaylen Taylor 16 Yd Pass From Dylan Carpenter (Hunter Mathis kick)
3rd Quarter
CAMPBELLTD04:16Dequantay Shannon 3 Yd Run
CAMPBELLTD00:01Tate Pringle 12 Yd Pass From Josh Meglis
4th Quarter
CAMPBELLTD07:32Patrick Oden 12 Yd Pass From Josh Meglis
CUMBERLATD04:09James Christian 65 Yd Run (Hunter Mathis kick)
CAMPBELLTD00:50Dequantay Shannon 5 Yd Run
1st Downs2722
3rd Down Conversions4-104-14
4th Down Conversions0-12-3
Passing (Comp-Att)309 (12-17) 237 (18-37)
Rushing (Att)321 (54) 201 (35)
Total Yards630438
Fumbles Lost21
Big First Half leads Phoenix to win at Campbellsville
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Big First Half leads Phoenix to win at Campbellsville
James Christian stiff arming a Tigers defender on his way to the endzone. (Credit: Kyle Allen)

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.--The Phoenix rolls through Campbellsville on the road as the offense explodes for 630 yards of offense in a 54-32 win on the road.

Cumberland (3-3, 2-1 MSC) erupted out of the gates in the first half for 46 first-half points. James Christian toted the rock 20 times for 229 yards and three touchdowns. Quarterback Dylan Carpenter completed 12-of-17 passes for 309 yards and two touchdowns. Styles Corder caught four passes for 141 yards, Jaylen Taylor had four receptions for 93 yards and a score, and Ian Hafner caught one pass for a 42-yard score.

Campbellsville (1-4, 1-2 MSC) came storming back in the second half, but had too much to overcome. Dequontay Shannon rushed for 105 yards and three scores. Quarterback Josh Meglis completed 16-of-34 passes for 218 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. 

Cumberland scored on the opening drive after Campbellsville allowed the Phoenix to extend the drive on a punt by having too many players on the field. Christian ran in his first touchdown of the game from 10-yards out. The Phoenix went for two and failed for a 6-0 lead.

The first play from scrimmage for Campbellsville, Lebanon native Dequantay Shannon exploded for a 77-yard touchdown rush. The point-after try was no good and the game was tied at 6-6 after six minutes of play. 

The Phoenix took just six plays to get in the end zone capped by a 15-yard touchdown rush by Kaleb Witherspoon to give Cumberland a 13-6 lead. 

On the next drive, Campbellsville quarterback Josh Meglis tried to find a receiver in the slot and Trevor Griffin jumped the route perfectly to set up the Phoenix in Campbellsville territory. Four plays later Treylon Sheppard scored on a four-yard rush and Cumberland held a 20-6 lead after the first quarter. 

The Phoenix defense forced a three-and-out on the next possession allowing quarterback Dylan Carpenter to throw for a 42-yard touchdown to Ian Hafner. The point-after by Hunter Mathis was good and Cumberland led 26-6 one minute into the second quarter.

After another quick go for the Tigers offense, the Phoenix handed it to Christian for three-straight carries, and on the third carry Christian broke loosed for a 45-yard score to put Cumberland up 33-6. 

The next Cumberland possession, Carpenter threw a bomb to Jaylen Taylor for 44-yards and the Phoenix drove it to the goal line. On a second down play, Carpenter scrambled out of the pocket and found enough daylight to rush for a four-yard score. 

The Phoenix would add one more touchdown in the half after Jayden Jobe forced a fumble, recovered on the Tigers 17-yard line. Two plays later, Carpenter threw a fade to Taylor and Taylor made a circus catch while being interfered with for the score to take a 47-6 lead into the break. 

Campbellsville put up 26 points in the second half to make the score look closer than the game actually was. Christian got loose for a 65-yard touchdown rush to put the icing on the cake as the Phoenix defeated Campbellsville 54-32. 

Cumberland will be back at home next Saturday for homecoming against Bethel University.