Cavaliers claim critical region win

Published 12:35 am Saturday, October 5, 2019


Daily News

BREMEN – Jymere Jones had a night to remember to help the Callaway Cavaliers beat Bremen 20-14 on Friday night in a Region 5-AA showdown.

Jones not only had two long scoring receptions, but he also threw a touchdown pass to help Callaway (5-1 overall) improve to 2-0 in region play.

The game was tied 14-14 when Jones got behind the defense for a 68-yard touchdown catch from Demetrius Coleman with 8:55 to play.

Coleman rolled out and threw the ball deep to Jones, who reached up and snatched the ball away from the defensive back, and he raced the final 30 yards for the touchdown.

Bremen had the ball late with an opportunity to win it with a touchdown and an extra point, but Jacob Freeman’s interception on fourth down ended the suspense.

Callaway opened the scoring with 3:49 left in the first half, with Coleman and Jones hooking up for an 80-yard touchdown.

Jones caught the ball at midfield, and he shrugged off a would-be tackler and he sprinted into the end zone for the touchdown.

Coleman completed the two-point conversion pass to Freeman to give Callaway an 8-0 lead, and that was the score at the half.

In the third quarter, offensive coordinator Matt Napier dialed up a trick play that worked perfectly.

Coleman threw a backward pass to Jones, who hit Freeman in stride near midfield for a 90-yard touchdown.

After an unsuccessful extra-point attempt, Callaway led 14-0 with 7:57 to play.

Bremen answered moments later with a 65-yard touchdown run, and Callaway’s lead was down to 14-7.

Early in the fourth quarter, Bremen returned a fumble for a touchdown, and just like that it was tied 14-14.

That’s the way it remained until the Coleman to Jones connection gave Callaway the lead, this time for good.

Callaway hosts Lamar County on Thursday.