Callaway pulls away in second half

Published 12:25 pm Saturday, October 28, 2017

By Kevin Eckleberry

COLUMBUS – The Callaway Cavaliers will be at home for the opening round of the state playoffs.

Callaway made that official by beating Spencer 38-7 on Friday night at Memorial Stadium to wrap up the number two spot in Region 5-AA.

Heard County secured the region championship with a win over Lamar County on Friday and the Spencer loss.

It was a competitive game at the half, with the Cavaliers clinging to a 14-7 lead, but they dominated the second half to win going away.

The Cavaliers scored on their first two possessions of the game.

On Troup’s first possession, Qua Hines scored on a 1-yard touchdown run, and Noah Stephens made the first of his five extra points.

The second time the Cavaliers got the ball, quarterback Kedric Ramsey threw a touchdown pass to DQ Wilkerson, and the lead was 14-0.

In the third quarter, Stephens made a 35-yard field goal.The Cavaliers put it away with three fourth-quarter touchdowns.

Early in the fourth quarter, Ramsey threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Jacob Freeman, and Callaway led 24-7.

Cartavious Bigsby got into the act with a 63-yard scoring run with 7:53 to play, and the Cavaliers capped the scoring with a 13-yard touchdown pass from Ramsey to Nathan Sapp.

Callaway closes the regular season with a home game against Jordan on Thursday.