Calhoun earns homecoming victory
Published 12:18 am Saturday, September 29, 2012
By Fred Guarino
The Lowndes Signal
The Calhoun Tigers celebrated homecoming in Letohatchee with a 44-22 thrashing of the Georgiana Panthers Friday night.
“Very disappointing,” was about all Georgiana head football coach David Watts could say.”We don’t know how to tackle. We won’t put our heads in there… and until we do it’s not going to matter.”
He said when you give up close to 400-yards rushing against anybody, it will beat you.
Calhoun actually rushed for 332 yards, most of which was due the running of Jamarcus Davison, who along with quarterback Jamine Jordan accounted for most of the Tiger scoring.
“It’s a relief,” Calhoun head coach Bill Williamson said of his team’s first win this season.
“It ought to help us,” he said, “give us a little confidence.”
Calhoun drew first blood on a 49-yard Davison run with Jordan adding the 2-point conversion at the 9:30 mark of the first quarter.
Georgiana answered with a 50-yard run by Jacquez Payton and 2-point conversion by Turner Cartwright to make an 8-8 contest at the 1:34 mark of the first quarter.
Davison returned the favor with a 24-yard run at the 10:41 mark of the second quarter.
And Georgiana’s Javonte Williams answered with a 14-yard pass reception. Devin Bonner connected with Payton for the 2-point conversion to make it a 16-14 contest in favor of the Panthers at the 6:42 mark of the second qarter.
Calhoun would strike back with a 14-yard pass from Jordan to Jeffery Moss to make it 22-16 at the half in favor of Calhoun.
But this contest would get away from the Panthers. The Tigers scored on a Jordan 13-yard run and Davison 2-point conversion, followed by a Jordan interception and Davison 2-point conversion to put the home team up 38-16 as the third quarter ended.
A 65-yard pitch and run by Davison ended the Tigers’ scoring at 44 points.
Payton would score for the Panthers from 3 yards out to make the final 44-22.
The Panthers next host Pleasant Home while Calhoun travels to Luverne.