GLADEVILLE — Josh Malone proved to be the real deal Friday night as Station Camp’s star receiver thwarted Wilson Central’s best defensive efforts to stop him in the Bison’s 48-27 triumph.
Malone caught 13 passes for 286 yards and four touchdowns from Kyle Anderton, who hit Jace Alford for two fourth-quarter scores covering 13 and 44 yards as Station Camp snapped a 20-20 tie with a 28-point fourth.
Air Anderton was in full flight as the junior completed 19 of 30 passes for 378 yards and six scores.
Wilson Central maintained pace for a while as both teams took advantage of the other teams’ turnovers. But the Wildcats had a few too many drops and deflections at the wrong time which the Bison took advantage of. Phillip Frazier’s diving interception off a deflection set up Anderton’s second scoring pass to a wide-open Alford to break open a one-touchdown game.
Central had to go for it on fourth down on the next series and was stopped. Anderton found a double-covered Malone for a 28-yard score and the rout was on with just under six minutes to play as Station Camp climbed to 4-2 for the season and 3-1 in District 9-AAA. The Wildcats fell to 3-4, 1-3 with Beech coming to Gladeville at 7 p.m. next Friday.
“They’re two really good players,” Wildcat coach Brad Dedman said of Malone and Anderton. “We were trying to double-cover Malone quite a bit and he still made plays on that. Those two just made some plays.
“We preached coming in turnovers were going to be a key and we had a few and they had a few and it probably evened out. That’s just something we got to do a better job of.”
The Wildcats kept pace for the first three quarters as Malone’s opening 33-yard score on a fade to the end zone [which was followed by Preston Reed’s block of the extra point] was answered by Alex Price’s 48-yard burst up the middle for a 7-6 Central edge after Brad Cavanough, the starting cornerback as well as the kicker and punter, intercepted Anderton.
Malone came right back by catching a pass from Anderton in the right flat and spinning around Wildcat tacklers before outrunning them down the sideline for a 73-yard score. Colt Russell intercepted Anderton’s two-point pass, leaving Station Camp with a 12-7 lead early in the second quarter.
Wilson Central punted on the next possession but got the ball right back when tackle Dillon Smith recovered a fumble at the Station Camp 7. Vic Johnson, returning from an injury, muscled his way into the end zone from 3 yards out to put Central back in front 14-12 with just under five minutes left in the first half.
Station Camp had to punt on the next series. But the Bison got the ball right back when free safety Ty Chilcutt intercepted Roundtee near midfield.
Anderton then found Malone on a fade to the end zone from 20 yards out for a 20-14 lead 1:09 before the break.
Roundtree, who hit 11 of 25 passes for 161 yards, found receiver Zack Dover for 38 yards to put Central in scoring position. Anderson passed to Gabe Angel for 17 yards to the 8 before Station Camp held.
Cavanough’s 22-yard field goal on the final play of the half pulled Central to within 20-17.
An interception by Russell set up the only third-quarter scoring, Cavanough’s 28-yard field goal which tied the game 20-20.
Central’s defense held Station Camp’s running game in check with the exception of a 32-yard run by Josh Gilley, which set in motion a Bison drive which ended with Anderton’s 13-yard tiebreaking flip to Alford on the first play of the fourth quarter.
Central got a late score when Roundtree flipped a swing pass to Johnson, who raced 42 yards down the sideline to the end zone.
Station Camp, coached by former Mt. Juliet and Cumberland player Shaun Hollinsworth, then ran the ball to run the clock out. Dedman spent Central’s timeouts to keep the game going. Sherman Dunlap, who handled all seven rushes, scored on a 9-yard run to wrap up the scoring.
Station Camp 48, Wilson Central 27
Station Camp 6 14 0 28—48
Wilson Central 0 17 3 7—27
Station Camp—Josh Malone 33 pass from Kyle Anderton [kick blocked], 4:45.
Wilson Central—Alex Price 48 run [Brad Cavanough kick], 9:51.
Station Camp—Malone 73 pass from Anderton [pass intercepted], 9:14.
Wilson Central—Vic Johnson 3 run [Cavanough kick], 4:58.
Station Camp—Malone 20 pass from Anderton [Josh Gilley run], 1:09.
Wilson Central—Cavanough 22 FG, 0:00.
Wilson Central—Cavanough 28 FG, 2:34.
Station Camp—Jace Alford 13 pass from Anderton [Bryson Shaw kick], 11:55.
Station Camp—Alford 44 pass from Anderton [Shaw kick], 10:21.
Station Camp—Malone 28 pass from Anderton [Shaw kick], 5:56.
Wilson Central—Johnson 42 pass from Jordan Roundtree [Cavanough kick], 3:57.
Station Camp—Sherman Dunlap 9 run [Shaw kick], 1:22.
Station Camp Wilson Central
First downs 22 14
—Rushing 6 5
—Passing 15 9
—Penalty 1 0
Rushes-yards 38-72 36-149
Passing yards 378 161
Comp.-Att.-Int. 19-30-2 11-25-2
Punts-avg. 3-36.3 5-35.8
Penalties-yards 4-35 7-77
Fumbles lost 1 0
RUSHING—Station Camp: Josh Gilley 15-62, Kyle Anderton 7-[-17], Sherman Dunlap 8-27. Wilson Central: Alex Price 8-79, D’Sean Osborne 6-6, Vic Johnson 10-38, Gabe Angel 4-24, Jordan Roundtree 4-[-19], Cody Ray 1-3, Tyler McBurney 2-2, Cameron Thomas 1-16.
PASSING—Station Camp: Kyle Anderton 19-390-2—378. Wilson Central: Jordan Roundtree 11-25-2—161.
RECEIVING—Station Camp: Josh Malone 13-286, Austin Janco 1-11, Josh Gilley 1-8, Austin Lackey 1-14, Sherman Dunlap 1-2, Jace Alford 2-57. Wilson Central: Blake Lea 1-10, Alex Price 5-39, Gabe Angel 3-32, Zack Dover 1-38, Vic Johnson 1-42.