Plenty of explosive plays for Cavaliers
Published 1:06 am Wednesday, September 11, 2019
By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY
After struggling at times to get things going offensively in the season opener against Opelika, Callaway had no such issues last week against LaGrange.
The Cavaliers found the end zone seven times on offense in the 56-10 victory over the rival Grangers, and they did it with big plays.
The Cavaliers had three scoring plays that went for at least 50 yards, and that included a 98-yard touchdown pass from Demetrius Coleman to Jacob Freeman.
Senior Cartavious “Tank” Bigsby, showing once again why he’s one of the state’s most highly-recruited running backs, was unstoppable.
Bigsby ran for 182 yards on 12 attempts with four touchdown runs covering two, five, 27 and 50 yards.
Charlie Dixon, Bigsby’s capable backup, only carried the ball twice, but he had 96 yards, and 88 of those yards came on a touchdown run.
Combined, Dixon and Bigsby averaged nearly 20 yards per carry.
Callaway’s explosive players weren’t limited to the running game, with junior quarterback Demetrius Coleman having one of his best outings as a high-school player.
Coleman completed 8-of-12 passes for 222 yards, and his lone touchdown went for 98 yards to Freeman.
Backed up after a punt, offensive coordinator Matt Napier called for a pass play on first down.
Freeman beat his defender and caught a perfectly-thrown pass from Coleman more than 50 yards down the field, and he raced untouched to the end zone for the 98-yard touchdown.
Coleman also completed a pair of long passes to Antinez Blount that set up touchdowns. Jymere Jones had multiple receptions as well, and Markus Morman had a catch.
With Freeman, Blount, Jones and Morman to throw the ball to, Coleman believes that every pass play has a chance.
“It’s real fun with them,” Coleman said. “I know wherever I throw it they’re going to make an effort to go get it.”
With all of the offensive weapons the Cavaliers, they have a chance to score from anywhere on the field, even when they’re backed up at their own 2-yard line.
“I think every play has a chance,” Coleman said.