During the regular season, the Camden-Harmony Grove Hornets (9-1) were one game better than the Barton Bears (8-2). For the first four minutes of Friday night’s playoff game the two teams played as evenly as their record indicated.

 

During the regular season, the Camden-Harmony Grove Hornets (9-1) were one game better than the Barton Bears (8-2). For the first four minutes of Friday night’s playoff game the two teams played as evenly as their record indicated.
At the 8:17 minute mark of the opening quarter Barton’s Wilbourn brothers – quarterback Marsalias  and wide receiver Demarius Burton  ¬- hooked up for a 32-yard touchdown  pass ¬– and for the next four minutes the Barton Bears had control of the contest.
But with 4:14 to play in the first quarter, Harmony Grove scored on a 4-yard run and with the extra point the Hornets took a 7-6 lead, a lead they would not relinquish en route to a 35-24 victory.
Harmony Grove went up 14-6 on a 30-yard run with 6:40 to play in the half.
Barton closed the gap to 14-12 with 3:59 to play on 25-yard run by Torrius Burton. A touchdown pass covering 43-yards and a successful 2-point conversion put Harmony Grove up 22-12 at the intermission. The Hornet touchdown came with nine seconds left in the half.
Defense dominated most of the third quarter action. Harmony Grove finally broke the scoring drought with 2:50 to play. The 47-yard drive took 3 minutes off the clock culminated with a 1-yard touchdown run. The score gave the Hornets what Harmony Grove fans thought was a commanding 29-12 advantage.
However, the Bears refused to roll over and die. On the ensuing kickoff, Burton out raced the Hornet defenders for an 85-yard kickoff return touchdown.
Harmony Grove put the game out of reach with 9:30 to play on a touchdown pass that covered 51 yards.
The Wilbourn brothers connected for what turned out to be Barton’s and the game’s final touchdown on a 29-yard pass play.
Penalties, turnovers and some missed tackles turned out to be the Bears undoing. Barton completes the 2010 campaign with an 8-3 record.