Even though the Hamburg Lions wanted to put the ball in the end zone, the fierce flying of the Candem-Fairview Cardinals kept them from scoring during their second game of the year.

Camden-Fairview High School’s football field served as the site for the game. The Cardinals compete in the 5A South Conference division, while the Lions are members of the 4A Region 8 Conference. 

The Cardinals claimed the win 52-0.

During the matchup, Camden-Fairview’s point breakdown was 14 points in the first quarter; 35 points in the second quarter; and 3 points in the third quarter.

Camden’s Maitavius Thomas had 14 pass completions out of 23 attempts, while his teammate Grant Jeffus completed six out of 10 passing attempts. The Cardinals rushed for 154 yards, averaging 19.3 yards per rush; the longest rush the Cardinals claimed was a 48-yard run by Jatoney McGhee.

Junior Aaron Alsobrook led the team in receiving with six; eight players received a total of 18 times for an aggregate of 342 yards.

All seven of the Cardinals’ touchdowns were scored by different players. Kicker Nasir Khan also put 10 points on the scoreboard. Four of the touchdowns were scored by receiving, and three were claimed by rushing.

The loss sets the Lions’ record at 0-2 for the season.

Their next game is at home, when they will host Rison on Sept. 17. 

Rison competes in the 3A Region 6 conference. The Wildcats have a 1-1 record. Their win for the season thus far was at home, and their loss was at an away game. So far they have faced Fordyce and Bald Knob. The Bald Knob game ended 24-0 in the Wildcats’ favor, while Fordyce claimed the victory in their matchup 20-16.

Hamburg’s first conference matchup will be the Homecoming game against the DeWitt Dragons.

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