Cavaliers ease to road win
By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY
BARNESVILLE – It was all Callaway.
The Cavaliers scored touchdowns on each of their five first-half possessions on the way to a 45-6 road victory over the Lamar County Trojans on Friday night.
Jacob Freeman had a pair of touchdown runs, and he threw a scoring pass to Jymere Jones.
Cartavious “Tank” Bigsby and LaQuize Gilbert both had scoring runs, and Demetrius Coleman tossed a touchdown pass to Dre’lin Potts.
Hunter Williamson made a 37-yard field goal, and he was perfect on each of his six extra-point attempts.
Lamar County’s lone touchdown came late in the third quarter, long after Callaway’s starters had left the field.
It was a complete performance by the Cavaliers (6-1 overall), who improved to 3-0 in Region 5-AA heading into next Thursday’s homecoming test against Spencer.
“I thought we had a good week of practice in preparation for the game,” Callaway head coach Pete Wiggins said. “I was proud of our kids and the way they executed from an offensive and defensive standpoint. Offensively, the guys did a good job up front, and our backs ran hard. Defensively, we ran to the ball, and put ourselves in good situations. I was proud of kids’ effort overall. It was a big win on the road.”
It took the Cavaliers less than a minute to put the game’s first points on the scoreboard.
The Cavaliers were at midfield when Freeman took off on a 50-yard touchdown run, and Williamson’s extra point made it a 7-0 game.
Lamar County went three-and-out on its first possession, and it took Callaway one play to pad its lead.
Bigsby, who was coming off a 300-yard rushing performance against Bremen, beat Lamar County’s defense for a 71-yard scoring run, and the lead was 14-0 with 4:48 left in the opening quarter.
The Trojans put something together on their next possession, but they missed a field goal, and the Cavaliers got the ball back at their own 20-yard line.
Bigsby flipped the field with a 50-yard run, and he caught a 9-yard pass from Coleman to put the ball on the 11-yard line.
On the next play, Coleman found Jones for the touchdown, and Callaway led 28-0 with 6:28 left in the first half.
The Trojans promptly went three-and-out, and the Cavaliers had the ball at their own 39-yard line with less than two minutes to play.
Callaway had just enough time to put another touchdown on the scoreboard.
A pass-interference penalty followed by a 15-yard completion from Freeman to Bigsby placed the ball on the Lamar County 19-yard line.
Two plays later, Freeman scrambled, and he threw a strike to Potts in the back of the end zone as time expired.
Williamson’s extra-point attempt was true, and Callaway took a 35-0 lead to the break.
Jalin Shephard’s interception early in the third quarter gave the ball to the Cavaliers, and that led to Williamson’s 37-yard field goal, and the lead was 38-0.
The Trojans responded with their lone touchdown to make it a 38-6 game, and that was the score at the close of the third quarter.
The Cavaliers answered with their final score of the night.
Charlie Dixon had a couple of nice runs to give Callaway a first down on its own 42-yard line, and Gilbert showed off his speed with a 58-yard touchdown run, and Williamson’s extra point capped the scoring.