Tigers maul Rams, get third win

Published 12:37 am Saturday, November 3, 2012

By Fred Guarino

The Lowndes Signal

In what was their most productive game of the season on both sides of the ball, the Calhoun Tigers spoiled homecoming for the Francis Marion Rams Friday night by downing the home team 48-14.

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The third win of the season for Calhoun was reportedly the first time the school accomplished that feat in 14 years. “Disappointed, disappointed, disappointed, disappointed,” was the way Francis Marion head football coach Javaris Jackson summed up his feelings following the game.

“My team laid down on me. They quit on me, and they don’t care,” Jackson said. “I’m very disappointed because I felt like they should have played harder and better than what they did.”

Jackson called also called the 0-10 season posted by his Rams a disappointment. ” So, hopefully we can get things back squared away and hopefully we can do better.”

Calhoun head football coach Bill Williamson was basking in his team’s accomplishment. He called their play “really good.”

He said had his team allowed the Rams to stay in this contest, it would have been tough. “So, it was nice to get a lead on them,” he said.

“We’ve got some really good athletes and all our kids played really well,” Williamson said. He acknowledged the play of Jamine Jordan, Jamarcus Davison and Jeffery Moss.

But always seeking improvement, Williamson said his team was not happy winning three games.

The first half was defensive struggle that ended with the Tigers leading 8-0,

Davison scored the first touchdown of the night on a 50-yard interception return at the 3:49 mark of the second quarter. Jordan kept for the 2-point conversion.

The second half was like an entirely different ballgame.

Jordan scored on a 3-yard run and called his own number for the 2-point conversion to the put the Tigers up 16-0 at the 8:23 mark of the third quarter.

Davison scored next on a 5-yard run at the 4:41 mark of the third quarter to put the Tigers up 22-0.

The Rams got on the board with a 31-yard pass from David Billingsley to Jallen Kelly with 2:52 remaining in the third quarter to make a 22-6 contest.

But Jordan scored on a 3-yard run with 18.4 seconds left in the third quarter to put the Tigers up28-6.

Jordan connected with Davison on a 70-yard pass play to up the lead to 34-6 at the 11:49 mark of the fourth quarter.

The Rams kept their heads in the game, however, and scored on 6-yard pass to Kenneth Mickens and a 2-point conversion pass to Desmond Essex to make it a 34-14 contest at the 8:27 mark of the fourth quarter.

But the Tigers could not be contained. Davison scored on an 8-yard run. And Jordan connected with Moss for a 2-point play to make it 42-14 with 4:52 left in the game.

Finally, Jordan connected with Davison on an 80-yard pass with 50:04 seconds left in the game to make the final 48-14.