Gridiron Report - Campbell County Camels

Submitted: August 18th, 2017

By, Aaron Groff

Micah Christensen, Campbell County Camels Head Coach: "They're all grit. No quit."

Same Camel toughness, but a completely different look from last year's Campbell County team that made the semi-finals. Just about every returning player heading across town to play for the newly formed Thunder Basin Bolts. It is a young Camels bunch. Senior Zane Fichter is one of the few guys with any varsity experience. 

Zane Fichter, (Sr.) Camels Center/Defensive End: "I think it is going to be different this year, definitely, because we're down a lot of returners. But with all the new guys coming up we can prove we're here to stay and keep our tradition."

Four state titles, two in the last 12 years, but the 2017 group can already hear others counting them out.

Morgan Merchen, (Jr.) Camels Wide Receiver: "How wrong they are. We are going to come out and fight hard and show them who we are."

That is a message echoed by the entire team, especially when talking about their match-up with the Bolts. 

Cameron Kirkwood, (Jr.) Camels Quarterback: "I'm ready. I've known those kids since I was little. Now its going to be a little bit of a rivalry."
Tyler Wilson, (Jr.) Camels Defensive Tackle, Center: "Thunder Basin, all those other schools, they don't know what's coming. They don't know what we're like yet."

This year's question, what is Campbell County football?

Merchen: "Young, hard working, playing like its the 4th quarter down by six, have to score."

The Camels and Bolts play Week 4, September 22nd at CCHS.