Calhoun’s dominance continues

It’s hard to believe Calhoun’s football team can turn things up yet another notch, but it seems it perhaps has.

Ask Wesleyan, Friday’s 42-10 victim in the first round of the Class AA playoffs.

The top-ranked defending state champions led the Wolves 35-3 by halftime, and sparked by Taylor Lamb’s 242 yards and two touchdowns passing, rolled to their 26th consecutive victory.

Not only might Calhoun (11-0) be on pace for a fifth straight state championship game, but here are some other things reinforced Friday:

– Tristen Jackson is a playmaker: The running back’s two scoring runs and a TD catch helped No. 7 Jefferson (10-1) beat Kendrick 42-8 and reach the second round against Westminster, according to the Athens Banner-Herald.

– Lovett continues to amaze: Believed washed up by some after starting the season 2-0 and dropping to 2-4, the No. 8 Lions (7-4) ripped off a fifth straight by ousting Coosa 27-0. In advancing to face Manchester, the Lions gained 374 yards, including 293 on the ground.

– Brooks County can weather storms: Their 15-0 halftime lead was severely challenged by Macon County, but the No. 2 Trojans stayed unbeaten with a 22-18 win, despite gaining only 93 yards in the second half, according to the Valdosta Times. The victory put the Trojans in the second round against McIntosh County, a 27-6 winner over East Laurens.

– Rafe Chapple continues to propel: Greater Atlanta Christian’s quarterback was a play maker again Friday, as the No. 9 Spartans shut out Model until the game’s final play and won 35-6, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post. Chapple’s 162 yards and three touchdowns passing, in addition to another rushing, made up for running back Kyle Scales’ absence because of injury.

– Can anyone stop Vidalia?: Juan Foster’s 139 rushing yards and a touchdown, together with D.J. Mincey’s two scoring runs, helped the No. 3 Indians drub Westside Macon 57-0 and reach the round of 16 round against No. 4 Fitzgerald, the Savannah Morning News reported. The Indians now haven’t allowed more than a touchdown in three games.

– Westminster’s offense is staunch: Harrison Woodward and Joe Bridges both returned interceptions for TDs in the Wildcats’ 34-0 elimination of Pepperell. Westminster allowed Pepperell just 108 rushing yards, 53 on all but one play, the Rome News-Tribune reported.

7 comments Add your comment


November 17th, 2012
10:07 am

As a graduate of Washington-Wilkes I was impressed with the way we took care of business against Bowdon last night, too bad Calhoun is next.


November 18th, 2012
12:37 pm

Was It raining wayyy down south ?


November 18th, 2012
5:38 pm


WW Tigers

November 18th, 2012
11:22 pm

Buck Robinson was 13 of 17 for over 400 yards. Guess yall missed that. Over 600 yards of offense and 66 points. Guess that’s not good enough to report on in the AJC. Oh, well. Maybe if we get real lucky and slip up on Calhoun, yall will notice.


November 19th, 2012
6:59 am

Offense like that ain’t luck, Jackets will be ready, the have to.

why not

November 19th, 2012
7:17 pm

Hey, how bout some love for the undefeated Braves from Heard County. Offense is rolling and defense is tough. Good team play from all of the Braves.


November 19th, 2012
10:38 pm