Calhoun City opens region schedule with 26-7 win at Baldwyn

By JOEL McNEECE
Calhoun City utilized a bruising ground game to run over Baldwyn 26-7 in the region 1-2A opener for both schools.


By JOEL McNEECE
Calhoun City utilized a bruising ground game to run over Baldwyn 26-7 in the region 1-2A opener for both schools.
The Wildcats, 6-1, rushed for 341 yards while limiting the Bearcats to just over 100 total yards heading into their final drive.
“I thought we played really solid,” Calhoun City Head Coach Perry Liles said. “We were definitely a lot better defensively.”
Calhoun City QB Tae Lawrence, who completed all five of his pass attempts for 71 yards and rushed for a team high 133cats60, scored the first touchdown on a 2-yard run. Jordan England’s extra point gave ‘City an early 7-0 lead.
Wildcat TE Ryne Lee scored on a 10-yard pass from Lawrence in the second quarter to give ‘City a 13-0 lead at the half.
The Wildcats put the game away in the third quarter with a 12-yard touchdown run by Lawrence and a 27-yard scoring run by Cartin McBride, who finished with 115 yards on 11 carries.
Baldwyn’s only score came on the final drive of the game against the Wildcats’ JV defense. Duke Upshaw scored the touchdown on a 69-yard run.
Calhoun City’s defense held Baldwyn to only three first downs in the first half. They only earned two in the second half before the JV entered the game.
“I really thought we were more focused this week,” Liles said. “I kept telling our team at some point someone’s going to get our attention. Amory got our attention. We can’t just show up and expect to win, but if we do what we’re supposed to do, I think we’re a very solid team.”
Calhoun City welcomes Walnut, 3-4, this Friday for Homecoming.

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