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[, .. ..... [ The Hogansville Home News S I-B Thu00day' Sept. 28, 2005 It Could Be A Long Fall All Georgia fans should be happy after winning their first four games this fall, but some of us, including me, have expressed disappoint- merit. I am thankful for win- ning these games; it's the way these wins came about that disturbs me. Actually, we were fortu- nate we didn't lose the South Carolina game. It seems to me that our defense has played pretty well. It's our offense that boggs down and keeps the ball from moving. I wanted badly to see D.$. Shockley do well as quarterback since he had paid the price of being a backup to David Green for three years. Of course, it is not too late, but he has given no indication he can fill Green's shoes to date. It seems to me that Shockley is nervous and fidgety and cannot get his nerves under control. QUARTERBACK is a very important position on any football team - high school, college or profes- sional. Players at other posi- tions on the team seem to follow the leadership 6f the quarterback. The Bulldogs have a quarterback from Mississippi and one from ]'40rth lina already in Athens d m@he.x~ hot prospect7 frbm Texas who has pledged to sign with Georgia .in February. Unless a severe injury happens to Shockley, I am sure the starting job belongs .to him. I'm just wishing he ! would snap out of his nerv- ! ous habits and resort tolead- ! ing the football team as i many thought he was capa- i ble of doing. o : THE BULLDOGS are at ! the crossroads of their sea- ! son. If they continue to play as they have the first four "games against Tennessee, Auburn and Florida, there is little hope for them to con- tinue winning. Other teams they must play this fall include Vanderbilt, :Arkansas, Kentucky and "Georgia Tech. Any of these teams playing good, sound football are capable of beat- hag Georgia. It could be a long fall. It appears to me Coach Richt and his staff have done the best recruiting job the :last few years than any coaching staff in recent his- :tory. However, its one thing to sign five star recruits, and another to watch them pro- ::,duce on the field. :. I'm not down on Coach . Richt by any means. ! I would not trade him, ,nor his judgement, for any ,  coach I know. I am confident he will have the Dogs back ;:-near the top, though it may take a longer period of time than some of us expected. Greenville Game Looks 'Huge' Callaway's Outcome Tonight May Determine Role in Playoffs By JOHN KUYKENDALL There is only one way to describe the Callaway High game against Region 4 AA opponent Greenville High School set for tonight at Callaway Stadium in LaGrange: HUGE. "There is no doubt this is a huge game for us," said Callaway Coach Pete Wiggins. "Greenville is 4-1 and only has one loss in Region 4-AA, we The Greenville High Patriots lost to Jackson High School 34-6 last week, while the Cavaliers are coming off a 12-6 win over Rutland High: "Coach Jeremy Williams does a great job at Greenville High School," Wiggins said. "I know he'll bring his team into Callaway Stadium ready to play. "Greenville has a potent offense with a good quarterback, excellent receivers and a good running game. They will test our defense, no doubt are 2-2 in region play. No doubt the about that." winner of this one will take some Wiggins and the Cavaliers have advantage in the playoff standings." been preparing for the Greenville game and feel confident going into the match-up. "We've worked extremely hard in practice this week to prepare for Greenville," Wiggins said. "We know they are going to spread us out defen- sively because they have such a good passing game. We also have to be well aware that the Greenville backs are quick and break loose at any time." Wiggins and the Cavalier coach- ing staff does have a game plan for the Greenville Patriots. "We try every week to go out and establish the run," Wiggins said. "By establishing a running game, it allows us to throw some play action passes. That is exactly what we are going to try and do Thursday night as well. We are going out there and try to establish our running game. "I'm really proud of this team," he said. "Every player on this team has worked hard week after week to get better. We are an improved team and I think we will continue to improve as the season continues." Wiggins and the Cavaliers ask all the CaUaway High fans to come out tonight and help cheer the team in their efforts against the Greenville High Patriots. Kickoff time is 7 p.m. By Chad Harrington NEW ENTHUSIASM - Still fired up after their win against Rutland last Friday, the Cavaliers have been working hard this week for the crucial showdown with Greenville tonight. By Chad Harrington AND THE CROWD GOES WILD - After a discouraging start, the Callaway Cavaliers have turned red hot with two wins in a row, giving the hometown crowds plenty to cheer about. Callaway Wins Second Straight Cavaliers Defeat Rutland 12-6 Cavaliers had taken a 6-0 lead. By JOHN KUYKENDALL "McDowell ran extreme- ' ly hard and blocked extreme- The Callaway Cavaliers ly well the entire night," have won two games in a row Wiggins said of his back. after defeating Rutland 12-6 It looked as though the in Macon on Friday, Sept. 23. Cavalier lead would be short- According to Head Coach lived, when on the ensuing Pete Wiggins the Cavalier kickoff a Hurricane back defense played a big hand in broke the return kick for 60 the victory, yards all the way to the "We played well defen- Cavalier 14 yard line. sively, especially in the sec- Cavalier Hashawon Leslie ond half," said Wiggins. made the tackle for the "They kept us in the game all Cavaliers on the 14 yard line night, rm proud of these to save a touchdown. guys, especially the defen- The Cavalier defense sire line and linebackers." rose to the occasion and Wiggins also praised the would not allow the Cavalier quarterback Marty Hurricanes to move the foot- Bonnet, who made his first ball an inch. The Hurricanes start of the season for the missed a field goal attempt team. and the Cavaliers haddodged "Bonner kept his compo- a bullet and still led the game sure at quarterback and did by a score of 6-0. a great job leading the team tonight. He came off the A LITTLE LATER in the bench in the Pike County third quarter, the Cavalier game and played extremely defense forced a Hurricane well for usas well. So, I fumble at the Cavalier 44 expected him to play pretty yard line. On the very next well tonight against offensive play, Cavalier quar- Rutland." terback Marty Bonner con- nected with Carlenton Martin INDIVIDUAL statistics who raced 56 yards to score were not available as of press as the clock expired to end time from Friday night,s the third quarter of play. The game. However, Cavalier point after attempt failed, but backs rushed for 126 yards the Cavaliers had taken a 12- and Bonner had 56 yards 0 lead. passing to give CaUaway 182 The Cavalier defense was yards of total offense, tested again. The Hurricanes Linebacker Cedric took the return kickoff and Wortham led the Callaway began a solid drive that final- defensive unit with 11 and a ly ended on the Cavalier 18 half tackles on the night, yard line as the Callaway "That was by far the best defense bowed its neck and game Wortham has had so far forced the Hurricanes to turn this season," Wiggins said. the ball over on downs. Defensive tackle Rico Later in the fourth quar- Mitchem finished the game ter however, the Hurricanes with six and a half solo tack- found the end zone when les and one sack. Bobby Burgamy connected "He went out there and with Corey Robinson on a 70- got the job done," Wiggins yard touchdown pass to cut said. "He really stepped it up the Cavalier lead to 12-6. a notch." The Cavalier defense The Cavaliers drew first rose to the challenge for the blood in the game, when remainderofthegametohelp Demarian McDowell broke the team collect its second through the stubborn straight victory. Rutland Hurricane defense Callaway is now 2-3 over- to score from four yards out all, but more importantly 2- with 7:50 remaining to play 2 in Region 4-AA, which puts in the third quarter. The point the Cavaliers back in the hunt after attempt failed, but the for a playoff spot. Flint River 35, Terrell 6 Heard Co. 38, Macon Co. 20 Schley Co. 47, Central of Talbotton 6 Jackson 34, Callaway 12, , Greenville 6 Rutland 6 Bowdon 44, Our Lady of Mercy 12 Brookstone 51, Taylor Co. 7 Lamar Co. 17, Crawford Co. 7 Peach Co. 35, Mary Persons 7 Terrell Co. 15, Pacelli 14 David Emmanuel 26, LaGrange 40, Kendrick 7 Randolph-Clay 40, Calhoun Co. 0 Wolverines Host Four-Game Tournament If you are looking for some great sports entertain- ment this weekend at the fan- tastic price of free, you need to plan to be in Warm Springs this Saturday. The West Georgia Wolverines will host a four- game mini tournament on Saturday, Oct. 1 in the Ruzycki Center for Therapeutic Recreation at the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation in Warm Springs. This will be the local fans' only chance to see the Wolverines playing soccer at home this year. The Wolverines will play in Atlanta on Oct. 8 and Macon on Oct. 29. The Wolverines are look- hag forward to a great season and participating in the State Tournament in Atlanta on Nov. 12. Games begin at 10 a.m. with the Wolverines facing the DeKalb Silver Streaks. At noon the Atlanta Wolfpack will play the Macon Bears. The Wolverines will then compete against the Wolfpack at 2 p.m. The final match of the day will pit the Bears against the Silver Streaks at 4 o'clock. Wolverine boosters will have concessions open all day. Proceeds from the conces- sions will help the Wolverines pay for some overdue main- tenance on their equipment. "The Wolverines are com- ing off a rebuilding year in which they were moved up to the A Division," said Coach Richard McIntyre. "We need to be aggressive and jump out front this Saturday. This is a very competitive field with any team capable of taking the championship. We hope that all our loyal fans, and many new ones, will come out to sheer us to victory. The fans are just as important to us as they are to the Falcons, Braves or Hawks." If you need more infor- mation you can call the coach at 655-3969.