The Greyhounds held a 32-29 lead heading to the fourth quarter, but a fumble by Mike Kemper with less than 11 minutes to play was recovered by Cambridge’s Josh Kaina. It was Pope’s sixth turnover of the game.
The Bears’ J.D. White scored on a 1-yard touchdown run 30 seconds later to give Cambridge a
The Bears sealed the victory on a 1-yard quarterback sneak by quarterback Bryan Moore on their next possession.
Moore finished the game with 310 yards passing and two touchdowns, and he added 100 yards rushing and another score.
The Cambridge victory was only the second in the program’s short two-year history.
The other coming on a
45-13 win over North Springs last season.
“Credit to Cambridge as their kids played hard and played excited,” Pope coach Matt Kemper said. “Region play starts next week and we’re going to circle the wagons because we can’t play with that kind of effort and execution like we did (Friday).
“We can’t beat ourselves with so many turnovers.”
Cambridge jumped out to an early 12-0 lead in the first quarter with two field goals from Clayton Hammer and a 24-yard touchdown catch by Christian Johnston.
The Greyhounds came back with 26 unanswered points on two touchdown runs by Taylor Wolf, one by Logan Carr and a 70-yard touchdown catch by Carson Day, pushing the lead to 26-12.
“We moved the ball on offense and our line played solid as a whole,” Kemper said.
Defensively, Chris Harbin had a first-half interception for Pope.
Wolf finished the game with 192 yards passing, two touchdown passes and he ran for two scores in the loss.
Day had 90 total yards of offense with a one touchdown and Carr added 92 yards on the ground.