Kimbley sets interception record as NC football falls in opener

KINGDOM CITY -- The North Callaway Thunderbirds started Lane Kimbley at quarterback in Week 1, but his defensive play was more impressive.

Kimbley recorded a single-game school record four interceptions as North Callaway fell 22-6 in its season opener against the Westran Hornets Friday at North Callaway High School.

Riley Humphrey's rushing touchdown with 3:55 left in the first quarter was the Thunderbirds' only scoring play. He finished with 3o carries for 80 yards and a touchdown.

North Callaway's David Sapp had a team-high eight tackles, and Jaiden Galbreath -- playing his first career game -- led the Thunderbirds with two tackles for loss. Cashton Holloway recovered a fumble for North Callaway.

Westran's offense was led by Gage Adler, who totaled three touchdowns.

In 13 carries, Adler ran for 117 yards and two touchdowns. He completed 4-of-14 passes for 81 yards and a touchdown -- a 39-yard completion to Brennon Long.

According to North Callaway's statistician, Chop, Hornets linebacker Brady Hollmann was involved in at least 35 tackles and probably had six sacks.

"The team played hard the entire game," North Callaway football coach Kevin O'Neal said. "The defense played really well, gave us a chance to win. I have to do a better job of coaching the offense before our next game. I really have to improve on that."