Calhoun tops Central 30-6 in shortened contest
Published 1:03 am Saturday, October 26, 2013
By Fred Guarino
The Lowndes Signal
The Calhoun Tigers came away with a 30-6 win over their archrivals, the Central Lions, Friday night in a shortened contest due to the landing of the Air Evac Lifeteam early in the third quarter to transport what was reported as a possible stroke victim.
With the score standing at 30-6 with 10 minutes left in the third quarter, the contest was shorten to three minutes for the remainder of the third and three minutes for the entire fourth quarter.
The regional loss drops Central to 1-8, 1-6 on the season. The win improves Calohoun to 2-7, 2-5.
“We just couldn’t contend with the athleticism Calhoun has,” said Central head football coach James Bibb following the game.
Bibb said the person who was airlifted as one of his player’s father and said, “We are just praying for a speedy recovery for him.”
Dewayne Williams, who replaced third-year head football coach Bill Williamson upon his resignation prior to the Luverne football game, got his first win as the Tigers’ head coach.
Williams said his team worked hard the week leading up to the game. “And by being disciplined, doing what we ask them to do… they’re having fun,” he said. He also said the feeling on the sideline from his team is one of “unity.”
The Tigers struck first when Arthor Phifer Jr. rang up a 56-yard run for a touchdown, and Demarcus Jackson added the two-point conversion at the 6:06 mark of the first quarter.
The Lions responded when T.J. Saffold went about 84 yards for a score to make it an 8-6 contest with 3:11 left in the quarter.
Unfortunately for Central, the catfight was over from there.
Jamarcus Davison, who would go on to have a big night, scored for Calhoun on a 8-yard run and added the two-point conversion to make it a 16-6 contest with 4:26 left in the first half.
Davison would score again on the receiving end of a long pass play to make it 22-6 with 1:15 left in the second quarter.
The final score came when Davison ran 44 yards for a touchdown, and Jackson added the two-point conversion to make it 30-6 with 10 minutes left in the third period.
Due to a helicopter airlift by the Air Evac Lifeteam, which landed on the football field, the contest was shortened thereafter.
Central will close out the season looking for one more in against Flomaton in a non-regional contest on the road.
Calhoun will play host to Francis Marion for homecoming in a non-regional contest.