CMS Bulldogs rout South Giles
Cornersville Middle School took its unbeaten record to Pulaski on Tuesday night in a matchup against South Giles Middle, a collective team composed of players from Elkton and Minor Hill Junior Highs. As against previous opponents, the Bulldogs scored fast and plenty on the way to a 50-14 victory.
Brady Calahan raced 35 yards for a touchdown and added the two-point conversion for an 8-0 lead just two minutes into the game.
The Eagles recovered quickly, however, returning the ensuing kickoff 60 yards for a touchdown to make it 8-6 after the failed conversion attempt.
"We needed to play someone who could challenge us a little bit," Coach Ray Stockstill said. "If they hadn't have lost that good kid we would've had a much closer ballgame."
Right back at 'em
The Bulldogs were able to quickly bounce back as Tyler Wolaver ran 34 yards before throwing a 41-yard bomb to Brady Calahan for another TD.
Calahan struck again for the Bulldogs three minutes into the second quarter, rushing 16 yards into the end zone after a botched punt by the Eagles to stretch the lead to 22-6 heading into the half.
South Giles made an attempt at a comeback, cutting the lead to 22-14 on the opening kickoff of the quarter, but Calahan struck again with a 6-yard run, giving CMS a 28-14 lead.
The Bulldogs put the game away on the next possession when Wolaver threw his second touchdown of the contest to Tilden Jackson on a 36-yard play to push the lead to 36-14.
Wesley Calahan and Tilden Jackson scored late TDs for Cornersville.
The combination of Calahan and Wolaver continues to be deadly for Cornersville opponents as the duo combined for 152 yards rushing and three scores along with 77 yards in the air and two TDs by Wolaver.
The Bulldogs outgained the Eagles 288 to 112 yards despite running two fewer plays. "Calahan and Wolaver are just really hard workers," Stocstill said. "They've just made themselves better football players through hard work."
James Mathis also came in at quarterback late in the game to rush for 24 yards on two carries while leading the Bulldogs on the last scoring drive of the night.
Bryan Giles led the defense with four tackles and a sack while Reece Morton added 3.5 tackles and one for loss.
Brady Fitzgerald and Wolaver each had three tackles.
The Bulldogs play at South Lincoln at 6 p.m. Tuesday.