Camden County was efficient offensively and stingy defensively when it needed to be, and the Wildcats rolled to a 42-0 victory against Peachtree Ridge in the Corky Kell Classic at the Georgia Dome on Saturday.
It was the sixth victory in seven appearances in the event for Camden County.
Camden County took control with touchdowns on two of its three possessions in the first quarter. After Camden missed a 38-yard field goal on its first drive, the Wildcats’ defense forced a Lions punt after three plays. A low snap led to a 7-yard punt, giving Camden possession at the Peachtree Ridge 29. Four plays later, Antonio Wimbush scored from the 2 for a 7-0 lead.
Camden County drove 80 yards in five plays, aided by a 15-yard penalty against the Lions, for its second score. Jaccob Johnson capped the drive with a 19-yard run with 1:22 remaining in the quarter to make it 14-0.
Camden County ran just eight offensive plays in the second quarter but added to the lead when Brice Ramsey threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to J.J. Green with 8:02 to play before halftime.
The Wildcats pulled away in the third quarter. Kalvarez Bessent returned an interception 48 yards for a TD to make it 28-0, and Ramsey added touchdown passes of 8 yards to Conner Lockhart and 61 yards to Marcus Jordan.
Ramsey, who has committed to Georgia, was 6-for-8 passing for 132 yards and three touchdowns. Green, who also is headed to Georgia, had 89 yards rushing on eight carries. Camden County finished with 366 yards of total offense.
Peachtree Ridge had its chances in the first half. Twice the Lions drove deep into Camden County territory but came away with no points. Trailing 7-0 midway through the first quarter, Peachtree Ridge drove 60 yards to the Camden 23 but missed a 40-yard field goal attempt.
Peachtree Ridge’s best scoring opportunity came in the second quarter after Camden County had taken a 21-0 lead. Peachtree Ridge took possession on its 20 and went on a 15-play drive to the Camden 10 but missed a 27-yard field goal attempt.
The Lions had 161 yards of total offense in the first half but hurt themselves with eight offensive penalties.
Peachtree Ridge – 0-0-0-0 – 0
Camden County – 14-7-21-0 – 42
C – Antonio Wimbush 2 run (Hudson Jordan kick)
C – Jaccob Johnson 19 run (Jordan kick)
C – Brice Ramsey 34 pass to J.J. Green (Jordan kick)
C – Kalvarez Bessent 48 interception return (Alexander Monreal kick)
C – Ramsey 8 pass to Conner Lockhart (Monreal kick)
C – Ramsey 61 pass to Marcus Jordan (Monreal kick)