Calhoun won its 87th straight region game on Friday night with a 63-10 victory over visiting Armuchee.
The Yellow Jackets (7-1, 5-0) continued their dominance from last week, tallying 376 total yards of offense while holding the Indians to 121 total yards in the game.
Quarterback Fields Chapman threw for 114 yards and three touchdowns in a little more than a quarter’s worth of work before leaving the game when the Yellow Jackets had a commanding lead. Chandler Curtis picked off a pass and scored; he also scored on a touchdown pass. Five others scored touchdowns for the Yellow Jackets as well.
“It was homecoming and it was a great win for us,” said Calhoun coach Hal Lamb. “We had some things go our way early and things kind of got out of hand early. Give credit to coach (Preston) Cash and his staff, their kids continued to play hard and that is all you can ask. I was proud of our team. We had a couple of turnovers that I didn’t like and in big games, you can’t turn the ball over. Other than that I think we played well on both sides.”
The Yellow Jackets remain tied with Model for the lead in Region 7-AA. The two teams square off next week in arguably the biggest game of the year for both squads.
“Next week is for the region championship and I’m sure our kids will be excited,” Lamb said. “But we have to come back in on Monday and go to work.”
Calhoun scored on six of its first seven possessions on Friday, rolling up 42 points by the 10:25 mark of the second quarter. By that time most of the starters had departed. The Jackets needed just six plays to score their first 21 points and held a 35-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. Armuchee (1-7, 1-3) capitalized on a couple of Calhoun turnovers in the second quarter to score a field goal and a touchdown to make it 49-10 at the half.
In the second half, Calhoun just continued to impose its will, scoring on its first two possessions. For the night, the Yellow Jackets scored 63 points on just 24 plays.