Callaway back home for semifinals

Published 2:40 am Friday, May 11, 2018

By kevin eckleberry

Daily News

For the second time in three years, teams from Callaway and Benedictine will be meeting in the semifinals of the state playoffs.

Callaway is hoping for a better result this time around.

In November of 2016, Benedictine’s football team beat Callaway 49-10 on the way to the Class AA state championship.

Next week, the baseball teams from those two schools will square off with a trip to the state-championship series on the line.

In 2016, Callaway had to travel to Savannah to play Benedictine.

This time around, Callaway will get to be the home team, and it will host a doubleheader on Tuesday, with the if-game scheduled for Wednesday.

On the other side of the bracket, Jeff Davis and Berrien County will meet in a semifinal series.

Callaway, the Region 5-AA champion, has beaten Douglass-Atlanta, Rabun County and Thomasville to reach the semifinals for the first time since 2007.

As satisfying as it is to make it this far, the Cavaliers don’t feel like their work is done.

“I don’t believe, and I know (the other players) don’t believe, we’re not done,” said Chandler Lott, one of four seniors on the team. “We’ve got a lot of fight left. We’ve got a lot of work to put in the next four days, and then we’ll go back to work.”

Benedictine, the champion of Region 2-AA, has swept Early County, Screven County and Social Circle.



Jeff Davis at Berrien County

Benedictine at Callaway