Cam Tucker stars in opening region win for the Cavs

Published 10:57 pm Friday, September 22, 2023

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Callaway put on an absolute show in its region opener on the road Friday, trumping Redan 38-6.

Cam Tucker was the star at the center of the show. The do-it-all player had a short receiving touchdown, a long receiving touchdown and a punt return for a touchdown all in the first half.

He could not be contained, scoring his first receiving touchdown late in the first quarter and his second early in the second to put Callaway up 21-0.

Starting quarterback DeShun Coleman was slinging the ball around the field with three passing touchdowns in the first half. He threw two to Cam Tucker and another to Treyonn Tucker in the second quarter to put the Cavaliers up 28-0.

Despite the aerial attack from offensive coordinator Zach Giddens’ offense, it was the running game that opened the scoring when Tyren Buggs broke the goal line on a one-yard run after a methodical drive from the offense.

The Callaway defense, led by defensive coordinator Dusty Hubbard, were flying around making plays throughout the game. 

Linebacker Jonathan Freeman had a couple chances to force turnovers in the first half, but it was sophomore Jeremiah Dunn who got the opening takeaway, an interception on the first defensive play after the Cavaliers went up 28-0.

The defense surrendered a touchdown late with the reserves in, but it did little to impact the final score other than making it look slightly more flattering for the Raiders.

Greyson Batchelor was outstanding in the kicking department, making all five of his extra points and a 28-yard field goal late in the third quarter to put Callaway up 38-0.

Callaway was in complete control in all three phases of the game.

The Cavaliers were able to deploy their bench in the second half, which did not last long with a running clock.

Callaway (2-2) starts off region play 1-0. The Cavaliers will be back at Callaway Stadium for the first time since Sept. 1 next Friday when they host region foe Columbia.