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PAGE 10-A HOGANSVILLE HERALD - THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 2013 By Jim Grimes BIG TIME HIT! - Callaway High's Devin Powell and Justice Perkins puts a big hit on Buford's Joshua Thomas during the Class AAA state football semi-finals Friday night in Buford. / By JOHN KUYKENDALL The community turned out Friday to give the Callaway Cavaliers a send off to remember as the team traveled to Buford to participate in the semi- final game of the Georgia High School Association's Class AAA state playoffs against the top ranked Wolves. Everyone, espe- cially the Cavaliers were ready to see the Cavaliers challenge the. Woves, Callaway came up a littl short, 24-14, but in eyes of the community they are still champions. Furniture HomeStore Lafayette Parkway La Grange, GA Monday - Friday. loam-7pm. 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HomeStores are independently owned and operated, ~2012 Ashley HomeStores; Itd, Expires 12t14!2013 BUFORD has average scoring 49 points per game this season, but the By Jim Grimes Cavalier defense stood tall TOUGH CAM.AWAY DEFENSE! - Buford found the going hard the entire game and when last week in the Class AAA state playoff semi-final as the the final buzzer blew, the Callaway High Cavalier defense played extremely well. In the Wolves had only manged to score 24 points. By the photograph above, the Cavaliers stop a Buford back at the line same token, the Wolves of scrimmage. had only allowed oppo- respondedinthesecondquar-ball and the xelationships nents to score an average of ter. they'ye built, they'll take it six points per game, and the This time Parks connect- with them for a lifetime. It'll Cavaliers more than doubled ed with Terry Godwin who help them in whatever they that. broke loose on a big run to the choose to do." When the whistle blew to Buford 3-yard line. Then Thecavaliersfinishedthe start the game, the Cavaliers Eddie Culpepper rammedtheseason witha 12-2 record. The won the toss and elected to ball across the goal line on a only losses came from Class take'the football the second fourth and one play to regain AAAAAHarrisCountyeearly half. The Wolves took the kick the lead for the Cavaliers. in the season and at the hands and made a good drive, but a Freeman was true on his sec- of top ranked Buford. missed fieldgoalleft the game ond extra point attempt of the The Cavaliers finished the tied, but not for long. night and the Cavaliers were season undefeated in Region leading by a score of 14-7. 4-AAA and earned its second ON Callaway's first pos- Unfortuantely, in the sec- Region Championship. session, quarterback Tez ond half things went Buford's Parks hit Devon Rosser on a way with the Cavaliers mak- Score by Quarters screen pass and he raced from ing a couple of turnovers and Callaway 7-7-0-0 - 14 the 20-yard line to mid-field. Callaway came up a littleBuford 7-0-17-0- 24 It appeared disaster was short as Buford manged to about to occur when Rosser win by a score of 24-14. Buford was stripped of the football, Callaway Coach Pete Callaway but Ed Daniel recovered the Wiggins, in spite of the loss, First downs 22 8 football and took it all the way realizes what a special group Total Yards 388 176 to the Buford 35 yar-line, of young men he coached this Rushes-Yards46-328 38- Three plays later, Parks season. 106 scored on an option play from "We've got 14 seniors that Yds. Passing60 70 20-yardsoutandtheCavaliers are such a special group of Comp-Att-lnt4-9-0 3- hadtakenanearlylead.Chase young men," Wiggins said.7-1 Freeman pushed the extra "They represent our program Fumbles-Lost1-0 3- point through to give the extremely well, and they 0 Cavaliers a 7-01ead in the first always have. I hate to see a Punts-Avg. 1-21.0 4- quarter, season like that end for them. 41.2 Buford tied the score "I know they'll take whatPenates-yds.4-32 3- before the end of the first they've learned through foot- 15 quarter, but the Cavaliers