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Callaway fares well in Director’s Cup

By Kevin Eckleberry

kevin.eckleberry@lagrangenews.com

HOGANSVILLE – When it came to boys’ sports in Region 5-AA, nobody did it better than Callaway High.

The final Georgia Athletic Director’s Association Director’s Cup standings were released this week, and Callaway finished second overall in Region 5-AA.

When just the boys’ sports were counted, Callaway was the big winner, finishing well ahead of Lamar County.

Callaway was fourth in girls’ sports, and the school was second overall behind Lamar County.

In Class AA, Callaway finished 23rd overall, and it was 14th in the boys’ standings.

Callaway’s top points earner was the football team, which made a run at a state championship under head coach Pete Wiggins.

Callaway went 13-1, won a region championship and made it to the final four before losing to eventual state champion Benedictine.

“It was a great year,” Callaway quarterback Dylan Johnson said. “I couldn’t ask for more. The guys, it’s a brotherhood that never ends. We gave it our best. I know everybody did. That’s the only way to go out.”

Four other Callaway teams won a game in the state tournament, and that included the girls’ soccer team that snared an historic victory.

When Callaway beat Rockmart 6-3 in the first round of the Class AA playoffs, it gave the soccer program its first every win on the state level.

Also collecting a win at state was the Callaway volleyball team, while the baseball and boys’ basketball teams both won first-round games at state before falling.

Making it to the state tournament were the boys’ and girls’ tennis teams, the girls’ basketball team, the softball team, and the boys’ soccer team.

In wrestling, Ken Wilson finished third in the state tournament, and the boys’ cross-country team qualified for  thestate meet.

DIRECTOR’S CUP

REGION 5-AA

OVERALL

1 – Lamar County (572), 2 – Callaway (484), 3 – Heard County (451), 4 – Temple (414), 5 – Jordan (304), 6 – Spencer (258)

BOYS

1 – Callaway (303), 2 – Lamar County (239), 3 – Heard County (232), 4 – Temple (187), 5 – Jordan (179), 6 – Spencer (169)

GIRLS

1 – Lamar County (333), 2 – Temple (227), 3 – Heard County (219), 4 – Callaway (181), Jordan (125), Spencer (89)