Caden Campisi rushed for more than 300 yards and he scored five TDs. (Photo by Touched By Grace Photography)
Kaplan head coach Cory Brodie figured out the way to win games is to just give senior running back Caden Campisi the football.
Campisi ran for a season-high 305 yards on 33 carries. He also scored five touchdowns in Kaplan’s 49-35 win over the Crowley Genets.
The Pirates improved to 4-2 overall and 1-0 in district. They will be back in action on Thursday at home against the Erath Bocats.
The game turned into be a shoot out.
Kaplan led 6-0 after the first quarter. Quarterback Raine Mire had an 11-yard run for a score.
The Pirates blew it open in the second quarter by scoring 22 points and leading 28-6 at halftime.
Mire completed a 12 yard pass to Campisi. Later, he had a two yard TD run and a five-yard TD run. Kicker Gannon Smith nailed two extra points for a 20-0 lead.
The Pirates scored again in the third period on a Campisi 28-yard run to extend the lead to 35-6.
The Gents made the game interesting and cut the Kaplan lead to 35-21 at the start of the fourth quarter.
But it was too much Campisi in the fourth quarter. He iced the game by scoring a 6-yard touchdown at the 8:53 mark in the fourth quarter and a 5-yard TD run with 2:40 to play in the game.
Kaplan had 407 yards of rushing offense and 32 passing for 439 total yards.
Bradyn Bearbe had eight carries for 47 yards and Jed Devoltz had five totes for 25 yards.
Mire had two carries for 31 yards and a touchdown.
He also completed three out of six passes for 31 yards and a TD.
Campisi had two catches for 17 yards, and Carter Petry had one for 15 yards.