The annual rivalry game between the Callaway Cavaliers and Troup County Tigers resulted in the Cavaliers being victorious for a consecutive year, this time winning 28-7.

Both teams came into the game 1-0 seeking to not only stay undefeated but also claim the title as the best team in Lagrange.

Callaway did not waste time getting on the board early. On the second play of the game, quarterback Deshun Coleman threw a 71 yard bomb to receiver Quendarious Redding to lead 7-0.

Meanwhile, Troup County’s offense struggled all night long. Many promising offensive drives did not result in points on the board. This proved to be the case on the ensuing possession as the Tigers went downfield but missed the field goal to still trail 7-0.

In the second quarter, the Cavaliers were able to get another score, this time from their running back Jaquavious Whitfield took it to the house on a 30 yard run as the Cavaliers led 14-0 going into halftime.

The third quarter is where the Cavaliers stretched their lead. Coleman went deep to receiver Exavious Reed for a 45 yard touchdown as the Cavaliers were in total control with 1:44 to go in the third quarter.

An 80 yard touchdown run by runningback Amarion Truitt out the Cavaliers ahead by 28 with 7:47 to go in the fourth.

Troup County was able to add a score late but Callaway won convincingly 28-7.

The Tigers will be idle next week while the Cavaliers will play Hardaway High School at home next Friday.

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