Buies Creek – Campbell held its 2017 Spring Game Saturday at Barker-Lane Stadium.
On field action included positional drills, a special teams period, then 7-on-7. A Campbell student was chosen from the stands to catch a punt at the end of the special teams period.
Other action included live interviews on the sidelines, closing the day with a live scrimmage, where a fan was also invited to call the opening play from the stands.
The game marked the 11th practice for the Camels this spring, which began on March 21. Four practices remain for Campbell this spring, which closes on April 22.
The 10th season of Campbell Football kicks off August 31, when the Camels host Methodist at 7 p.m.
Barker-Lane Stadium ranked among the highest attended FCS venues in the country in 2016. Campbell was one of just four programs to average its capacity, averaging 100.42 capacity percentage, joining Mercer (110.17), Montana State (100.73) and Montana (100.63).
The Camels set program highs for average per game (5,523) and total attendance (33,138). Barker-Lane Stadium’s top two attendances in its nine year history came in 2016, including a record 6,673 on Oct. 22against Stetson. 6,610 witnessed Campbell’s overtime win over Butler on Sept. 24.
Campbell went 5-5 on the year and ranked third in the PFL in rushing offense this season, standing 19th nationally at 209 yards per game, as well as 17th in the country in total defense (322.1 yards per game) under fourth year head coach Mike Minter. Sophomore wide receiver Aaron Blockmon also led the PFL in receiving yards (1,038) and touchdowns (10), headlining a group of 11 Camels that earned all-conference accolades. Photos by Bennett Scarborough