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J ! I ,I I By JOHN KUYKENDALL The tradition continued at Callaway High School last week when the Cavaliers easily defeated Douglass - Atlanta in the first round of the Class AA state football playoffs by a score of 28-8 marking the ninth time in 10 years the Cavaliers have won the first game in the state tournaments. The Cavaliers improve to 10-1 on the season and advanced to the second round with the victory. It appeared early that Douglass could play with the Cavaliers when the team scored on a 74-yard touchdown run, but a penalty flag negated the score and forced Douglass to punt and it was all Callaway from that moment on. It didn't take the Cavaliers long to take the lead. On a sec- ond down play, Cartavious Bigsby racked 60 yards to score with 3:36 left to play inthe first quarter. Sure footed Noah Stephens added the point after and the Cavaliers had taken an early 7-0 lead. The Cavaliers forced Douglass to punt early in the sec- ond quarter and the Callaway offense was off and running again. The Cavaliers took over on the Douglass 31-yard line and took advantage of the short field position. Kedrick Ramsey scored on a 1-yard run and Stephens scored his second extra point of the night to give the Cavaliers a 14-0 lead. The score stood at 14-0 at the end of the first half. The Cavaliers began to slowly take Douglass out of the game in the third quarter. Bigsby,who had a 76-yard touch- down called back in the game on a hold penalty, gave the Cavaliers a three touchdown lead on an unbelieveable play. Jacob Freeman put the Cavaliers in scoring position with a run to the Douglass ll-yard line. On second down Ramsey attempted to pitch to Bigsby but the football hit the ground. Rather than falling on the football, Ramsey picked it up and raced 14-yards to score. Stephens hit his third extra point of the night and the Cavaliers had taken a 21-0 lead. On the ensuing kickoff, Douglass make a mistake and fumbled the football. A Cavalier recovery set up the final touchdown of the night for Callaway. Ramsey hit DQ Wilkerson on a 25-yardpass to the Douglass ll-yard line. The Cavaliers were hit with a holding penalty that backed the Cavaliers up to the 21-yard line. The penal- ty didn't matter. Atkins came through with a 13-yard run to set up a first and goal for the Cavaliers at the 9-yard line. On the next play he raced 9-yards to score with 3:50 left to play in the game. Stephens was true again on the extra point attempt and the Cavaliers had nailed the coffin lid shut on Douglass with the score at 28-0. Douglass didn't quit however, and eventually scored with 1:22 left to play in the game and converted a two-point con- version to cut the Callaway lead to 28-8, but it was too little, too late as the Cavaliers advanced to the second round of the playoffs and will travel to Rockmart this Friday night to take on the Yellow Jackets. By JOHN KUYKENDALL The Callaway Cavaliers (10-1) will travel to Rockmart Friday night to take on the Rockmart Yellow Jackets (9-2) in the second round of the Class AA state football playoffs. Callaway's only blemish on its record this season came by way of the region champions Heard County. The Cavaliers are coming off a 28-8 win over Douglass Atlanta in the first round of the state tour- nament. The Rockmart Yellow Jackets are coming off a 47-7 win over Monticello in the first round. Rockmart lost two close games, the first to Cedartown on the road by a score of 34-26 and the second on the road in Cartersville to Woodland by a score of 31-30. The Yellow Jackets are primarily a running team, although they can throw the football. Rockmart has rushed for an average of 321.1 yards per game and passed for an average of 74.6 yards per game. Junior Zabrion Whatley leads the Yellow Jackets in rushing this season with 1,409 yards on 108 carries for an average of 13 yards per carry. Jurnior Markus Smith is the second leading rush- er for the team with 802 yards on 94 car- ries. Junior Dylan Barley has rushed for 526 yards on 60 carries and junior Ant Lester has rushed for 397 yards on 40 carries. With strong running backs, the Yellow Jackets like to establish a run game, but can take to the air offensively as well. Bailey, also the team's qdarterback, has passed for 835 yards this season and completed 44 passes out of 95 attempts. Bailey's favorite receivers are soph- omore Juke Boozer who has 378 receiv- ing yards on the season, sophomore Reed Couch who has 170 receiving yards and senior Michael Gay who has 131 yards this season. The Yellow Jackets have averaged scoring 41.5 points per game this season. The Yellow Jackets have a good defense as well The team has only allowed an average of nine points per game this season andhave recorded three shutouts. The Cavaliers are just as solid. The Cavaliers are averaging 36.8 points per game and allowing only an average of 13.6 points per game and have two shutouts. This should prove to be a very phys- ical and exciting football game. The Cavaliers invite the entire Callaway nation to make the trip to Rockmart Friday night and make some noise and help lift the team to victory. Kickoff time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. NO JOB TOO LARGE OR TOO SMALL 713 NORTH BOYD ROAD HOGANSVILLE, GA 30230 HOME CELL 706-637-4988 706-523-2451 4iiKobe Jackson 5 [Courtney Williams i iDJ Atkins 36iNoah Stephens 8~, icalei~ ............................... !Ware .......... 2 iDQ ~Wilkerson 37 iJymere Jones 85 iOsiris Rivas .3.8.!.D!.'.C~u.e r.! u.s ............... B..nn.e.r ........... 88 iTaylor Smith 6 !Kedrick iRamsey ......... i ............................................... G.-: ........................... 7 iTravis ~Tray or 8 i Lichon ~Terrell 89 i Kaden Rogers 139 iYi'i erio; ....................... Bor;ner ........... 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