Losing streak continues, Calhoun falls to Geneva 49-0 for homecoming

Published 1:20 am Saturday, November 4, 2017

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By Fred Guarino

The Lowndes Signal

A huge crowd turned out Friday, Nov. 3 for Calhoun’s Homecoming 2017. Unfortunately, they witnessed the Tigers fall to Geneva 49-0 to close out the year winless at 0-10, 0-6 in Class 2A Region 3 and with a 31-game losing streak.
Calhoun head football coach Ervin Starr said, “Everyone knew what we were coming into, a 21-game losing streak, now its 31. Probably the hardest thing to do is convince guys who have been losing for a long time that they could actually win.”
He said his entire squad included only about four players who had actually played football from an early age. And they played entire teams, he said, who have played since an early age.
While he said his team didn’t win this season, he said, “We made some strides. Regardless of our record – -and I mean points scored and any of this stuff – – you can tell Kyle Brown is a doggone special special athlete.”
Starr said Brown has a great arm, knows the game of football, is tough, and he believes Brown can play at the next level.
Starr said he was proud of the nine seniors on his team, three of whom were playing football for the first time.
He said his guys got to experience something they never experienced before and that he wished it could have turned out better.
But Starr said of his team’s future, “We are not going to stop the process. We are going to find a way to get the guys in the weight room, get them coached up in the off season.” And with a spring and summer, he said, “We are going to be better prepared next year and go from there.”
Starr said his team got on its heels Friday night defensively, but did move the ball on offense with what he called at least four scoring opportunities.
He concluded, “But this time next year we’ll be able to execute those things.”
2017 Calhoun Class Representatives included:
Miss Cheerleader Kimdasia McMeans; Mr. and Miss Basketball Jeremy Bogan and Toni Young; Mr. Football Timwuan Carter; Mr. and Miss Band Titus Carpenter and LaDaja Davison; Mr. and Miss ROTC Monderius Myles and Quinezsha McCall.
The 2017 Homecoming Court included:
Mr. and Miss Freshman Kalil Bibb and Natiya Simmons; Second Attendant to Miss Sophomore Trinity Allen, First Attendant to Miss Sophomore Quenterria Washington; Mr. and Miss Sophomore Donterius Robinson and Shameria Thigpen; Miss Junior Tykerria Axel; First Attendant to Miss Senior Talisa McCord; Mr. and Miss Senior John Poole and Jaleel Russell; Attendant to Miss Calhoun Jahkena Ray; Miss Calhoun Mya Simone Smith, Mr. Calhoun Kyle Brown; Second Attendant to Miss Homecoming Jaelin Reed; First Attendant to Miss Homecoming Nicondra Benion; Miss Homecoming DeAndrea Truitt; and Mr. Homecoming Lorenzen Jones.

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