BUIES CREEK — The Orange notched seven sacks and Bryant Barr posted 102 total yards with a touchdown for a 10-0 win over Black in Campbell’s 2018 Orange and Black spring football game Saturday at Barker-Lane Stadium.
Wale Ashaye, a redshirt junior defensive lineman, collected 3.5 sacks with a team-high five tackles to pace the Orange, while Jamah Mitchell added three stops, including 1.5 sacks. Levi Wiggins tacked on three tackles with a pair of pass breakups.
Austin Pluckhorn also made three tackles, while Dre Reid picked off a pass and added a tackle.
On the offensive side for the Orange, Barr rushed for 88 yards on 10 carries, including a 36-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. The redshirt freshman added a 14-yard catch. Colin Gary’s 20-yard fourth quarter field goal gave Orange its 10-0 edge.
Caleb Snead, another redshirt freshman, hauled in five passes for 76 yards. Freshman Lex Goodwin added two grabs for 29 yards, while Kahlil Dixon (Harnett Central) rushed for 24 yards on eight carries. Newcomer Jesse Fiske completed eight of 22 passes for 104 yards.
Sophomore linebacker Tywuan Rivens led Black with a game-high seven tackles, while Terence Harper posted five tackles and also assisted on a sack. Tyrek Haywood added four tackles. Lester Axon, Jr. made three tackles and broke up a pass.
Darius Barnes totaled 33 yards on four carries, adding a two yard catch, while Jeremy Wood gathered two catches for 15 yards. Jayson DeMild connected on six of 16 throws for 38 yards with an interception.
The game featured 12-minute, running clock quarters. The teams were drafted this week. Saturday’s scrimmage closes out the Camels’ spring practice period, which began March 1.
Campbell finished 2017 at 6-5 overall and 5-3 in its final season of Pioneer Football League play, matching the program’s best overall and conference records in its 10 year history.
The 2018 season will mark Campbell’s first as a member of the Big South Conference in football.
The Camels open the season at Barker-Lane Stadium on August 30, against Chowan.
(Campbell media relations provided the basis for this report)