Simple math proves the difference between 3 and 6 is 3.
That theory was validated in a Class 3A showdown of state-ranked teams Friday night.
Third-ranked Camden got a 55-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter from Trae White — its only offensive score of the game — and held off No. 6 Westview 13-10.
The Lions remained unbeaten with the help of three turnovers by the Chargers (2-2), one of which was a 36-yard interception return for a touchdown by Kyle Blackburn in the second quarter.
Abraham Haddad’s 18-yard scoring scamper with five minutes to play got Westview within the final margin, but Camden ran out the final 5:03 without Martin regaining possession.
Charger quarterback Tanner Spencer, who threw for more than 200 yards in last week’s one-point upset of Milan, was picked off twice and held to 66 yards passing on 6-of-14.
In other games of area interest from Week 3 Friday night:
Milan 27, Humboldt 7
Rodney Nance scored all four Milan’s TDs, three on runs and the other on a 70-yard pass from Caleb Powell.
The fifth-ranked (3A) Bulldogs limited standout H’boldt running back Quan Campbell to 28 yards on 19 carries and the Vikings had just 126 yards all totaled.
McKenzie 20, Trenton 12
For the second straight week, Richie Clark scored every touchdown to lead the state’s No. 4-ranked Class 2A team.
Clark, who had 366 all-purpose yards and four TDs against Dresden last week, ran for 112 yards and two scores and caught a caught a 15-yard touchdown toss from Max Arnold to push the Rebels (3-1) past Peabody.
Jerry Rogers threw for one score and ran for another to account for the Tide’s points.
As in its earlier loss to Dresden, Trenton wasted a pair of red-zone scoring chances that could’ve been the difference in the second half, fumbling at the McKenzie five, and also botching a field goal attempt with a high center snap.
Crockett Co. 17, Dyer Co. 10
Austin Taylor’s late nine-yard touchdown broke a 10-all tie and propelled fourth-ranked (4A) Crockett County to its third win in as many starts and second straight in dramatic fashion.
The Cavaliers, who rallied past Obion Central with a Taylor TD run with less than two minutes to play in Week 2, used its ball-control offense to keep the explosive DC offense off the field and forced a pair of key turnovers defensively.
Taylor ended up with 93 yards rushing on 24 attempts and scored both CC touchdowns.
Dylan Dye threw for 202 yards and a score for the Choctaws (2-2).
Greenfield 27, West Carroll 14
Kadeem McDonald ran for 104 yards and two TDs and Dalton Potts rushed for one score and threw for another to help G’field (2-1) post back-to-back victories and exceed its victory total from a year ago.
Potts threw for 147 yards and was a vital part of a 21-point fourth quarter for the Yellowjackets who broke a 6-all tie with the flurry.
Bruceton 34, Scotts Hill 21
The streak is over.
Chandler Jordan ran for 147 yards and all five Bruceton touchdowns as the Tigers broke a 23-game losing skid that dated back to the 2007 playoffs.
Jordan found paydirt on four short scoring plunges and a 24-yard TD scamper.