Cavalier back finding the end zone

Published 11:45 pm Monday, October 16, 2017

By Kevin Eckleberry

HOGANSVILLE – Through five games, Callaway running back Cartavious Bigsby had scored two touchdowns.

Two games later, and Bigsby has nearly quadrupled that number.

After scoring two touchdowns in a home win over Lamar County, Bigsby had three touchdowns in last week’s showdown with Heard County.

Bigsby had touchdown runs of 24 yards, 35 yards, and seven yards in the 35-28 loss.

Bigsby ran for 118 yards on 12 carries.

DJ Atkins, who ran for 107 yards on 20 attempts, added a 6-yard scoring run for the Cavaliers.

Bigsby, who is a starting linebacker on defense, is a powerful runner who also has the speed to leave opposing defenders behind.

Bigsby got the scoring started for Callaway with a 24-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter, and the Noah Stephens extra point deadlocked the score at 7-7.

With his team trailing 14-7, Bigsby had a 35-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter, and it was tied once again.

After Heard County went back on top, Atkins’ 6-yard touchdown run and the Stephens extra point tied it at 21-21 with 10 minutes to play.

Heard County reclaimed the lead three minutes later, and Callaway answered once again, with Bigsby scoring on a 7-yard run with five minutes to play, and it was a 28-28 game.

After Heard County went back on top, Callaway had the ball with two minutes to play, but an interception ended the suspense.

Heard County had a running standout of its own.

Aaron Beasley ran for 192 with three touchdowns, and his 4-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter proved to be the game-winner.

Quarterback Emory Jones ran for 106 yards with two touchdowns, and he also hrew for 100 yards, including a 74-yard completion to Alijah Huzzie on the game-winning drive.