Tigers play best game in falling to Flying Squadron 56-0

Published 10:37 pm Friday, September 14, 2018

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By Fred Guarino

The Lowndes Signal

The Calhoun Tigers lost in Class 2A Region 3 football action 55-0 to regional opponent Highland Home on the road, Friday, Sept. 14. But Calhoun head football coach Ervin Starr called it his team’s best game.

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Regardless of failing to score, giving up more than 50 points to an opponent and extending their losing streak to 34 straight games, Starr said of Friday’s contest, “This was the best game” his Tigers “have put together so far this season.”

He said Eddarius Simpson impressed at offensive tackle, and Demareus Cheatham playing quarterback in place of the injured Travon Brown didn’t do a bad job.

Starr said Cheatham held the ball too long at times and took sacks, which were costly, he “connected on some nice throws.”

Starr said Travon Williams was Cheatham’s go to receiver and the main target for most of his big completions.

On the night, Cheatham was five of 11 passing for 68 yards with three interceptions.

On the other side the coin, the Calhoun Tigers caused and recovered three fumbles with Dontarius Robison recovering two.

In falling 56-0, Calhoun trailed 14-0 after the first quarter and 35-0 at the half.

The  03, 0-2 Tigers face regional foe Zion Chapel at home for homecoming Friday, Sept. 21.