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HOGANSVIIJ J HOME NEWS - FRIDAY, .I DECEMBER 4, 2009 t By BOBBY LANE i The Callaway Cavalier football season came to an end iast Friday with a heart- breaking 35,21 loss to the Fitzgerald Hurricanes. ! Fitzgerald scored first tzith a touchdown coming on The Cavalier offense struck back before the half when quarterback Quan Bray hit Quantavious Leslie with 55 yard pass that was taken into the endzone. Josh Ham kicked the extra point and the half ended with Fitzgerald leading, 21-7 30 yard pass play. The extra imint kick was good and with FITZGERALD scored {5:22 remaining in the first earlyinthethirdquarterwith quarter, the Hurricanes led a touchdown coming on a two 7-0. yard run. The extra point kick : Two minutes later, the was good and the Hurricanes Hurricanes scored again with had taken a 28-7 lead with 9:27 h touchdown coming on a six left in the third quarter. yard run into the endzone. The Cavaliers put theball The extrapointkickwas good in play on the Callaway 35. and Fitzgerald was leading On the second play, Bray kept i4-0 with 4:16 left in the first the ball and ran 65 yards for ituarter, the touchdown. Ham kicked With less than two rain- the extra point and the utes remaining in the half, Fitzgerald lead was 28-14 Fitzgerald scored again, this entering the fourth quarter. time on a 15 yard pass that The Hurricanes was carried into the endzone, answered with a 35 yard pass The point after kick was good good for a touchdown. After and the Hurricanes were the extra point kick, enjoying a 21-0 lead. Fitzgerald was leading 35-14 with 9:27 left in the game. THERE WAS no quit in the Cavaliers as they marched down the field and scored on a seven yard pass play from Quan Bray to DJ Rutledge. Ham made the extra point kick and Fitzgerald led 35-21 with five minutes remaining in the game. The Cavaliers made a valiant effort as they recov- ered an onside kick at the Fitzgerald 45 yard line and drove to the Hurricane five yard line but the Hurricane defense held and the game ended with the 35-21 score. There were several ques- tionable calls in the game by the officials that marred play, but this has. been a great year for the Cavaliers as they made school history byreach- ing the third round of the playoffs. Callaway played an excel- lent game and never gave up. From / From l; j Photo By BOBBY LANE RUNNING THE GAUNTLET - Cavalier quarterback Quan Bray (2) almost gets through the Fitzgerald defensive line. Also shown are Joe "ligner (56) and Sterling Benford (11). / After a heartbreaking double o vertime loss to B'fiford in the 1978 state playoffs, the 1979 Greenwave were on a mis- sion to claim the state title. The Greenwave rolled a 10-0 regular season, aver- aging 38.8 points per game, and were ranked # 1 in Class A football. All that stood between them and the Region 5-A title was a one game region playoff game against Greenville. Thanks to long runs by quarterback Terry Rhodes and backs Eric Rutledge, Stanley Patterson and Doug Pritchett, the Greenwave had a 71 yard first quarter drive. Unfortunately, it stalled at the Greenville 17. Mark Hammond's 34 field goal attempt was no good. GREENVILLE took over at their 20 and engi- neered a 13 play, 80 yard drive. The Patriots scored when halfback Darryl Ogletree threw a 12 yard touchdown pass to Anthony Johnson on a broken play. The extra point was no good, So Greenville led 6-0 with 10:24 left in the second quarter. Hogansville responded with a four play drive, scor- ing in less than three min- utes. Key plays were a 22 yard run by Rhodes and then a 57 yard touchdown pass to David Rutledge. Hammond's extra point gave the Greenwave a 7-6 lead. Greenville countered with a four play, 72 yard drive that lasted less than two minutes. Ogletree had runs of 21 and 39 yards on the drive before scoring on a short dive play. Halfback Alexander Lakes scored the two point conversion to put the Patriots ahead, 14-7. ON THE third play of the second half, Greenville's Fred Darring recovered a Hammond fumble at the Hogansville 23. Ogletree scored four plays later on a three yard run. Fred Robertson's extra = p0int kick gave Greenville a 21-7 lead with 9:52 remain- ing in the third quarter. Hogansville's next pos- session resulted in a 72 yard touchdown drive highlight- ed by a 46 yard pass from Rhodes to Doug Pritchett. Rhodes scored on a one yard sneak With 5:37 left in the third period. The extra point attempt failed, so Greenville led 21-13. Three possessions later, Greenville drove to the Hogansville 10 yard line. On a third and goal play, David Rutledge intercepted his second pass of the night. FROM THE 2O, Hogansville gained no yards on their first three downs. On fourth and 10, and less than three minutes remaining, the Greenwave had to go for a first down. Rhodes threw a bomb to David Rutledge who caught it at the Greenville 35 before outrunning the defenders for an 80 yard score. Unfortunately, the Greenwave's two point con- version attempt failed, so they still trailed 21-19 with less two minutes remaining in the game. Mark Hammond's onside kick was recovered by Cal Massengale, giving Hogansville one last chance at the Greenville 42. Two pass completions to half- back Doug Pritchett gave Hogansville the ball at the two yard line, first and goal, with one minute on the clock. Stanley Patterson See PIKE, Page 8 Arrington * 222 31811