LEBANON -- Cumberland soccer player Helena Dimantas Farias was named the TranSouth Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after scoring four goals with three assists in two Cumberland victories.
It is the second straight TSAC Offensive POW honor for Dimantas Farias, who continued her hot streak with four goals and three assists in wins over rival Trevecca Nazarene and Division II Kentucky Wesleyan last week. The Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, native netted three goals in a victory against Trevecca and actually missed a penalty kick in the match.
In last Friday’s 3-1 triumph at Kentucky Wesleyan, the junior assisted on two Rhianne Parsons goals and then tallied the final score of the match.
Dimantas Farias has 10 goals and four assists in the last seven matches, as Cumberland has put together a 5-1-1 stretch.
She has posted 12 goals and 10 assists this season, ranking second in the TranSouth in points (34) and goals and leading the league in assists. Cumberland plays its final regular season match Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Freed-Hardeman and will begin play in the TranSouth Championships Saturday against a yet-to-be-determined opponent.
LEBANON -- A monstrous first quarter was all Friendship Christian needed to secure a win in their regular season finale against Monterey Friday at Pirtle Field – scoring 42 points in the first quarter en route to a 49-0 victory.
Junior tailback Dekolas Reeves helped spark the FCS scoring outburst by ripping off touchdown runs of 29 and 78 yards on the Commanders' first two drives. Reeves finished with 130 yards on just seven carries.
The Wildcats (4-6, 3-5 Region 4A) struggled to get anything going offensively against the tough Commander defense.
The Commander attack didn't slow up throughout the duration of the first quarter, scoring four more touchdowns in addition to those scored early by Reeves.
Senior tailback Dylan Boyd also played a big part in the offensive attack, collecting two touchdowns on 6- and 74-yard runs respectively.
The Commanders (8-2, 6-2 Region 4A), ranked No. 7 in Class 2A, pulled the plug after the first quarter, adding just one more touchdown late in the third period.
The win locked up a home playoff game for FCS, Friday, Nov. 6 vs. Marion County.
MAYNARD, NEAL RUN WILD
By TOMMY BRYAN
LEBANON -- Imagine buying a ticket for high school football game and seeing a track meet break out.
That's what happened Friday as Station Camp and Lebanon burned up Nokes-Lasater Field in a 53-48 shootout won by the Blue Devils.
The two teams combined for an incredible 1,061 yards in total offense, 20 first downs and eight scoring plays of 42 yards or longer.
"I've got to give Station Camp all the credit in the world," said Lebanon head coach Bobby Brown, "we were up 21 in the first half, 20 in the second half and they never quit. We had to keep scoring. It must have been a great game to watch."
Banging away at the Station Camp front, Lebanon jumped to a 20-0 lead with 6:52 left in the second quarter on the strength of TD runs of 10 and 74 yards by QB Patrick Maynard and an 87 yard burst up the middle by halfback Jarvon Neal.
The Bison finally scratched as wingback DeMarquise Johnson broke free on a 42 yard run down the Station Camp sideline at the 4:45 mark of the second period to trim Lebanon's margin to 20-6.
The teams proceeded to swap scores as Station Camp matched Lebanon touchdown for touchdown until early in the fourth quarter when the Blue Devils attempted a rugby-style punt from deep in their own territory. Cody Romines broke through and blocked the punt, which was recovered by Rico Nutter at the Blue Devils' 3-yard line. Johnson powered in on the next snap and trimmed the deficit to 41-34 with 9:34 left in the game.
Lebanon followed by piecing together a six-play, 65 yard drive that ended with Maynard ramming in for a seemingly safe 47-34 Blue Devil lead.
On the ensuing kickoff, LHS lofted a high kick, angled toward the Station Camp sideline. Nutter fielded the ball at his own 30, raced across the field and headed for the end zone for a 70 yard touchdown return, trimming Lebanon's lead to one score at 47-41.
However, Lebanon answered with another big play as Maynard raced 59 yards to pay dirt on the second play from scrimmage -- and a 53-41 LHS lead with 4:25 remaining.
Nutter's one-yard plunge with 00:57 left ended the game's longest scoring drive of 14 plays, 57 yards.
An onsides kick attempt was recovered by Kammerzell, but was ruled to have come prior to the referee whistling the ball ready for play. A second onsides attempt was recovered by Lebanon, allowing the Blue Devils to end the game with two kneel downs.
Johnson paced the Bison with 185 yards rushing on 25 attempts -- numbers that paled in comparison to Lebanon's 1-2 punch of Maynard and Neal.
Maynard ran for 308 yards on 27 carries and scored four times, while Neal rushed for 287 yards on 12 carries -- an average of nearly 24 yards per try – and three touchdowns.
Station Camp ended the season 1-9 overall, the worst mark for the Bison since the school opened.
Lebanon packed it in with a record of 4-6.
LEBANON -- Cumberland linebacker Ben Miller was named the Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after collecting 11 tackles, two for loss, forcing a fumble and starting a 15-point fourth quarter comeback with a safety in CU’s 29-18 victory over Union College Saturday, Oct. 30.
Cumberland trailed 18-4 heading into the fourth quarter until a 67-yard punt from Tyler Emmetts put Union at its own two yard line. On second down Miller tackled Chandler Priest in the end zone for a safety with 13:55 remaining in the contest, starting a 15-point rally that put the Bulldogs into a first-place tie in the MSC West Division at 3-1 with the Univ. of the Cumberlands.
The Gallatin native has 25 tackles in the last two games after registering 14 at Bethel Univ. on October 23. Miller ranks second on the club with 62 tackles this season and leads the Bulldogs with 10.0 tackles for loss.