Cougar defense leads the way

MEREDITH – Two weeks down, and Campbell High School’s football team is yet to be threatened or even scored upon. Campbell took the long bus ride and knocked off Inter-Lakes/Moultonborough on Saturday, 42-0, to make it 83-0 on the year in two victories.

“I like the way our defense is playing, we’re playing fast and our guys are playing smart,” said Campbell coach Greg Gush.

“Our linebackers have a million tackles, and that’s because they’re able to flow and make plays. That’s only happening because the guys up front are doing a great job.”

Offensively, the Cougars have had no issues, and such was the case on Saturday where they built a 20-0 lead by the half and never looked back.

Ryan Yanuszewski scored on TD runs of 14 and 67 yards, while Keegan Mills added a pair of scoring runs on his own, from 4 and 8 yards. Mills also tossed a 22-yard TD pass to Dylan Boucher.

Devin Ventura added a running TD, the sixth score on the day for Campbell.

“Both The offensive and defensive lines are playing exceptionally well,” said Gush. The backs are getting a lot of love because of the yardage, but again it starts with those guys up front.”

Tackles Nick McCarthy and Jake Pucillo, guards Logan DeCarolis and Leo Carten and center Matt Graveline are the guys getting it done in the trenches.

Campbell hits the road again Saturday when it travels to Farmington-Nute, which is off to an 0-2 start.