6a00d8341c574253ef00e54f5875238834-800wiThe McCallum Varsity came home last Friday night when they did battle with LBJ at House Park. McCallum came away a little tattered and bruised but brought home a victory with a score of 56 to 6.

McCallum started the game off kicking to LBJ, but the Knight defense let it be known that they were ready to play. The Knights D held LBJ to 3 and out on the Jaguars first possession. It didn’t take long for the Knight offense to show the fans that they had come to play also. Jerald Cooper ran for his first of three scores on the night with a 20-yard scamper. Paul Tearson added the extra point, bringing the score to 7-0 Knights. The Knights were forced to punt on their next possession, after Michael Miranda made a outstanding one-handed catch for a first down. Tearson and his teammates pinned the Jags deep in Jag territory on the 2-yard line. The Knight defense rose to the occasion when they tackled the LBJ player in the end zone for a 2-point safety. The Knights now led 9-0 and were starting to cruise. McCallum padded their lead on their next series when Cooper added his second score. With the PAT the score was now 16 to 0 Knights.

The start of the second quarter, McCallum’s QB Trey Henderson decided he wanted to get in on the scoring action when he ran for a score, and with the extra point, the scoreboard read Knights 23 Jags 0. The Jaguars attempted a rally when a questionable pass interference call against the Knights set up an LBJ score. As it turned out, that would be the Jags only score for the evening. After going 3 downs, MAC punted and again pinned the Jags deep in their end of the field. The Knights defense forced the Jaguars to punt, but Demetrius Moales had other plans. He blocked the punt, recovered the ball and scored another Knight touchdown. McCallum took it into the locker room at halftime leading 29 to 6.

The second half had the Knights well in control of the ball game. McCallum converted a LBJ fumble into another Cooper score bringing the score to 36 to 6. McCallum’s Andre Banks who was in playing defense, intercepted a Jag pass which set up a Marcus Mann score. At the end of the 3rd quarter, McCallum had a commanding 43 to 6 lead.

Paul Tearson added to his point total, by kicking a 39-yard field goal. Tearson was given a second opportunity to add to his total when he kicked another field goal, this one for 40-yards. Marcus Mann added his second score for the evening, ending the Knights scoring with a total of 56 points. The Knights defense during the fourth quarter held the Jag offense in check. The Knights forced the Jags to turnover the football on a fumble recovered by Jordan Cyphers, and a pass interception by Russell Roy. The game closed with the Knights victorious, 56 to 6.

McCallum’s offense produced an impressive 306 yards rushing, highlighted by Marcus Mann’s 162 yards, and Jerald Coopers 118 yard performance. The Knights defense held the Jaguars to 8 first downs, and 111 yards total offense. McCallum takes on the Johnston High Rams next Thursday at 7pm, at Nelson Field.

McCallum’s Junior Varsity Post’s Another Impressive Win

The Knights Junior Varsity traveled to Nelson Baseball Field and took on the LBJ Jaguar JV last Thursday evening. McCallum came out of the blocks and didn’t look back in it’s posting of an impressive 35 to 0 win.

In the first quarter, the Knights offense scored a touchdown on both of their possessions, while holding LBJ to four downs and out on each of their series. The Knights first touchdown came from Kevin Lusson passing to Van Franks, then Lusson called his own number and scored on a 10-yard run for the second touchdown. Each score was set up by the MAC defense giving the offense excellent field position.

The second quarter had the Knights caught on their heels when the Jags intercepted a Knight pass, then the Jags offense showed that they still had some life left in them. But the Knights said enough is enough and came back scoring on a 35-yard pass and run to Van Franks. McCallum’s defense bent a little but didn’t break with good solid plays coming from Lamar Bowman. The first half siren sounded with McCallum in control 21 to 0.

The second half had both teams exchanging possessions, when McCallum finally broke the scoring ice, on a 30-yard TD run by Lusson. The run was set up by an excellent fake handoff that faked the LBJ defense out of their socks, giving Lusson some running room.

The MAC defense shut down the LBJ offense the entire fourth quarter. Jeremy Winley became a one-man defensive backfield during the second half intercepting LBJ four times. McCallum nailed the LBJ coffin shut when Lusson added another touchdown on a 12-yard scamper. This added to Sam Richter’s perfect 5 for 5 points after touchdowns gave the Knights a 35 to 0 victory.

McCallum’s JV has a district bye this week due to Johnston not having a JV team. Instead, the Knights will travel to Vista Ridge to take them on in a fill-in-game.

Next week’s game is on Friday night at Vista Ridge, at 6pm.

McCallum Frosh Chalk – up another Convincing Win

The McCallum Freshman Knights scored early and scored often against LBJ last Friday posting a 35 – 14 win when all was said and done. The Knights, behind quarterback Ben Olasky and running back Vance Robinson, used an effective running game to keep the Jaguars off balance most of the game.

On the first play from scrimmage, Olasky handed off to Robinson who scored on a 70 + yard touchdown to set the tone for the game. After kicking off to LBJ and putting up a strong defensive stand, the Jaguars were forced to punt. Olasky took the first snap from center and galloped down the left sideline and scored an apparent touchdown but one which was brought back to where the quarterback had stepped out of bounds at about the 20 yard line. That didn’t deter Olasky who scored on the very next play on an option left putting the Knights up by 14 when kicker AJ Audain followed up with a point after touchdown.

To start the second quarter, the McCallum defense once again stepped up to the plate by making it very difficult for LBJ to run the ball with any success. Knights’ defensive lineman Colton Collins sacked the LBJ quarterback for a seven yard loss and on the very next play, McCallum’s Ben Rouse harassed the Jaguars’ quarterback in the backfield forcing him to make an ill-advised throw which was picked off by linebacker Hudson Stancliff at about LBJ 30 yard line.

The McCallum offense went to work again marching down the field and tailback Vance Robinson scored on a 1 yard dive to put the Knights ahead by 20 points after missing the point after. But LBJ was determined not to be shut out in the first half. On their next possession, the ground game began to come alive. Through sheer determination they proceeded to parade down the field and scored a touchdown followed by a two point conversion to leave the score at 20 – 8 at halftime.

The Knights continued with a strong ground game chewing up the clock in the third quarter with another apparent touchdown by Olasky on a 20 + yard sweep. However, it was not to be as the Knights were called for holding.

LBJ continued to grind it out in the fourth quarter managing to score a touchdown to claw their selves back into the game despite missing the point after, but now down only 20 – 14.

Olasky and company were not quite finished for the evening. They took the next kickoff and proceeded to drive down the field where the quarterback blasted across the goal-line on a 30 yard QB draw. Wide-out Xavier Jefferson got into the game with a two point conversion reception as the Knights extended their lead 28 – 14. On the following kickoff LBJ again turned the ball over when quarterback Case Donovan stripped the ball and it was recovered by the Knights’ David Pool in LBJ territory. With 37 seconds on theclock, Olasky found Jefferson in the end zone for a 7 yard TD reception. Audain converted the point after to end the game 35 – 14.