They took care of business.
Facing an overmatched B.E.S.T. Academy team on Tuesday in a Region 4-AAA match, the Callaway Cavaliers rolled to a 7-0 halftime lead, and they went on to win 10-0 in a game that was shortened because of the mercy rule.
The Cavaliers (8-3 overall) improved to 3-1 in the region, and they remained in contention for the region championship.
Callaway has two region games remaining, and it is in a tie with Chapel Hill for second place, one game behind unbeaten Central-Carroll.
Chapel Hill and Central-Carroll play next week, and if Chapel Hill wins, there would likely be a three-way tie for first.
If Central-Carroll beats Chapel Hill, Callaway would be in line to finish second in the region.
The top two teams in the region will be at home for the first round of the state playoffs.
“If it goes the wrong way, we’ll be on the road for the playoffs. That’s not the end we want to be on,” Callaway coach Jake Hembree said. “There’s something about home field.”
Callaway had no problem with B.E.S.T.
Once the Cavaliers scored their 10th goal about 10 minutes into the second half, the game ended.
Cameron Spinks led Callaway with three goals, and Kyle Jenkins and Kevin Craig had two goals apiece.
Jonathan Castillo, Noah Hill and Devin Eskew had one goal apiece.
Callaway will be back home on Thursday to take on Opelika at 7:30 p.m.
“I’m pretty good friends with the coach down there,” Hembree said. “He’s a great guy, so we’re looking forward to playing them this year.”
In Tuesday’s girls’ game, the Lady Cavaliers got back to .500 in the region with a 10-0 victory over Coretta Scott King.
The Lady Cavaliers are at 2-2 in Region 4-AAA, and they have two region games remaining as they look to solidify their playoff position.
In Tuesday’s game, Brittany Mitchell had no problem finding the net with five goals.
“She’s stepped up and played really well for us,” Callaway coach Matt Leonard said of Mitchell. “And a lot of girls have stepped up.”
Destiny Bridges added two goals, and Kyla Montgomery, Abbie Kennedy and Brianna Vaught had one goal apiece.
Callaway will host Chattahoochee County on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.