Rolla football stymies Camdenton in regular season finale

The Rolla Daily News

Rolla’s offense ran as an efficient machine and Camdenton's offense had trouble getting in gear in the regular season finale for both sides Friday night.  

The Bulldogs played host to the Lakers for and got the upper hand in the Ozark Conference battle after securing a 14-3 lead at halftime and keeping the momentum on the way to a 28-10 win. 

Rolla’s rushing attack proved to be relentless and it also ate up some clock as the Bulldogs finished with 324 rushing yards as a team while piling up 20 first downs. Hayden Fane paced the Bulldogs with 30 carries for 213 yards and two scores and Gage Klossner added 74 yards on the ground with 15 carries of his own while also hauling in a 21-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Adam Hounsom who finished 3-6 on the night for 66 yards and a touchdown pass. 

Meanwhile, Camdenton finished with just 11 first downs. Camdenton quarterback Jacob Wormsley completed 13 of his 19 pass attempts for 137 yards and a touchdown pass that went to Jadin Faulconer who hauled in three catches for 58 yards. Receiver Kam Durnin finished with a trio of catches for 33 yards and fellow receiver Cooper Ezard also had three receptions for 19 yards. The Lakers finished with 33 rushing yards as a team with Faulconer leading the way on 14 rushes for 52 yards.

Rolla finishes the regular season 4-3 and will be the third seed in the Class 5 District 4 Tournament. The Bulldogs will visit host No. 6 Capital City (1-6) in the first round Friday night at 7 p.m. The winner will move on to the district semifinals at No. 2 Columbia Battle (6-1) the following week.