A year of success for Godwin

By Kevin Eckleberry

May 12, 2014

It has been quite a run for Callaway High’s Terry Godwin.

During the fall, Godwin was an all-state wide receiver and defensive back for a Callaway football team that went 12-2, won a region title and advanced to the final four for the first time in the history of the program.

Godwin then made the transition to the basketball court, and the story was much the same.

The Cavaliers got red-hot, they won the region championship, and they also made it through to the final four.

When basketball season ended, Godwin picked up his glove and joined the baseball team, and it’s been more of the same.

The baseball team also won a region title - Godwin’s third of the school year - and if the Cavaliers beat Cartersville today, they’ll join the football and basketball teams in making it to the state semifinals.

It has been a remarkably busy nine months for Godwin, but while there hasn’t been a whole lot of free time, he has had the time of his life.

“I love doing what we’ve been doing at Callaway,” Godwin said. “Football, to have the best record in Callaway history, that was great. And in basketball to go all the way to the final four, that was great. And now baseball will hopefully make it to the final four. It’s been great just being at Callaway this year.”

Godwin obviously has been a key component on each of the teams.

He is one of the best football players in the state, and that’s the sport he’ll play when he gets to college.

Godwin was also an exceptional basketball player, and he has held down the third-base position in baseball while also filling a key role on the pitching staff.

Godwin is hitting .283, and he’s among the team leaders with 17 RBIs.

Three of those RBIs came with one swing of the bat against Appling County last week in the state playoffs.

In Game 2, Godwin came to the plate with the bases loaded, and his triple brought in three runs and broke the game open as Callaway went on to win 15-0.

On the pitcher’s mound, Godwin is 3-0 with a 1.87 earned run average, and he has 24 strikeouts in 15 innings of work.

Now here Godwin is, just two wins away from making a third trip to the final four since the school year began.

Callaway will take on Cartersville in a best-of-three series, with the teams playing a doubleheader today at 4 p.m.

“We’re all excited,” Godwin said. “We’re hoping to get up there and do what we have to do and take care of business the first two games. If everybody buys into what we’ve been doing the last couple of weeks and listens to coach (Dusty) Hubbard and all the other coaches we can win. We’ve got a game plan to win.”