The Red Devils notched their second consecutive district championship in two years with a 57-14 steamroll victory over the Parkway West Longhorns. Chaminade will host Jackson next week for the state quarterfinal.
Offensively, Chaminade dominated. The Red Devils totaled 502 all-purpose yards, rushing for 416 and throwing for an additional 86. This seven-touchdown performance proved to be the offense’s best showing thus far.
The running game has been Coach Torrey’s bread and butter all season, and it continued to be this game. Amar Johnson led the pack, tacking on 181 yards and 3 rushing touchdowns. Cam Epps was a close second, totaling 168 yards and 1 touchdown. Epps rushed for 100 yards in the first quarter alone.
Holding the Longhorns to just two scores and forcing 5 turnovers, the Red Devil Defense showed out as well. In addition, Chaminade held highly touted D-1 prospect Ja’Marion Wayne to just 46 receiving yards.
Chaminade super-Sophomore Peter Fessler earned himself some notoriety on Friday. Fessler took a scoop-and-score to the house after a botched backwards pass by Parkway West on kickoff.
The Red Devil not only got to sing their fight song after the game, but also got to ring the Victory Bell. Arguably the best victory celebration west of the Mississippi, the bell made its first appearance of the season.
Chaminade looks ahead to their notable opponent Jackson.
Parkway West Receives the opening kick
After a 19-play drive, Parkway West WR. Josh Gansen catches a touchdown from QB Isaac Kittrell (6-0 PW)
Matt Cosgrove’s extra point is good (7-0 PW)
CCP RB Amar Johnson responds with an 11-yard touchdown run (7-6 PW)
Bill Truong’s extra point is good (7-7)
CCP RB Jimmy Grumich fumbles, recovered by Parkway West
CCP RB Amar Johnson runs it in for a 12-yard touchdown run (13-7 CCP)
Bill Truong’s extra point is good (14-7)
CCP RB Amar Johnson brings in a 33-yard touchdown pass from QB Cam Epps (20-7 CCP)
Bill Truong’s extra point is good (21-7 CCP)
CCP DE Ryan Doehring sacks Parkway West QB Isaac Kittrell
Doehring’s first varsity sack
CCP RB Amar Johnson hauls in not his 1st, not his 2nd, not his 3rd, but FOURTH touchdown of the half off a screen pass from QB Cam Epps (27-7 CCP)
Bill Truong’s extra point is no good (27-7 CCP)
CCP Safety Nick Divis intercepts Parkway QB Isaac Kittrell
Chaminade Kicks off to Parkway West
CCP’s Peter Fessler recovers a muffed backwards pass, and brings it in for a touchdown before the half (33-7 CCP)
Bill Truong’s extra point is no good (33-7)
CCP CB Gary Barbour intercepts Parkway West QB Isaac Kittrell to end the half
Chaminade receives the opening kick
Parkway West attempts the onside kick
Parkway West CB Trey Bell Intercepts CCP QB Cam Epps
CCP DT Carson Gylnn sacks Parkway West QB Isaac Kittrell
Parkway West WR Ja’Marion Wayne runs in a toss from QB Isaac Kittrell for a touchdown (33-13 CCP)
Matt Cosgrove’s extra point is good (33-14 CCP)
Parkway West attempts the onside kick again
CCP RB Amar Johnson fumbles
Parkway West recovers
CCP Defense stops Parkway West on downs
CCP K Thomas Prevost attempts a field goal on Parkway West’s 8-yard line
Kick is good (36-14 CCP)
CCP OLB Louis Prevost recovers a fumble
CCP QB Cam Epps finds the endzone for the first time with a 5-yard touchdown run (42-14 CCP)
Bill Truong’s kick is good (43-14)
CCP OLB Ryan King Intercepts Parkway West QB Isaac Kittrell
CCP RB Amar Johnson caps the night off with a 54-yard touchdown, his fifth of the night (49-14 CCP)
Bill Truong’s kick is good (50-14 CCP)
CCP CB Gary Barbour has his second fumble recovery of the night
CCP RB Kyouta Setoyama seals the victory with a 27-yard touchdown run (56-14 CCP)
Bill Truong’s kick is good (57-14 CCP)
24 rushes, 181 yards
3 rushing touchdowns
15 rushes, 168 yards
1 rushing touchdown
3-5, 86 yards
2 passing touchdown
2 receptions, 61 yards
2 receiving touchdowns
1 reception, 25 yards