Callaway topples LaGrange in flag football

Published 8:15 am Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Tuesday was a flag football bonanza at Callaway Stadium. Callaway, LaGrange and Northside converged on the stadium with winning on its minds. 

The first and second game saw Northside beat the home teams fairly comfortably. 

This set up the final game of the day, a showdown between the Grangers and the Cavaliers. 

What a game it was as the Cavaliers edged their rivals 20-19 in a back-and-forth affair. The winning points ended up coming on a two-point conversion after a touchdown by Keiyunna Maddox put the Cavaliers up 18-13 late in the second half. Constance Hall made a sensational grab on the two-point conversion that saw the Cavaliers take a seven point lead. The Grangers thought they had an answer when Corriah Williams hit Sam Cotton for a 60-yard touchdown strike with under a minute left in the game. The Grangers went for a one-point conversion, but the ball fell harmlessly to the turf as the Cavaliers celebrated heading back to the sideline.

How it got there:

Callaway took a quick 6-0 lead in the opening stages of the first half and looked like they would  add on to it later in the half before Cottle intercepted the pass with 5:30 left in the game with the Cavaliers driving. The Grangers put together a good drive on the ensuing drive as they marched into the red zone. Callaway’s Maddox intercepted a pass with under a minute to play, but it was wiped out by a penalty. This gave the Grangers the ball back and they made no mistake this time as Williams connected with Cottle on a 10-yard touchdown to give the Grangers their first lead of the game (7-6). 

The Cavaliers answered the call when Mary Kate Baswell hit Malaysia Parham for a 70-yard touchdown with just 15 seconds left in the first half. 

It was not a back breaker for the Grangers who took the opening possession of the second half and scored on a one-yard run by Williams.

LaGrange falls to 3-6 overall on the season and 1-2 in region play. The Grangers are scheduled to play Hardaway and Shaw next Tuesday on the road.

Callaway improved to 4-4 overall and 3-3 in region play. The Cavaliers are set to play Washington and Northgate on the road on Nov. 17 in their final regular season games.