When it comes to Callaway High football, character does count. Cavaliers head coach Pete Wiggins wants more out of his players than just blocking, tackling, and winning. Callaway High and the coach are seeking good players, responsible people, and those who make wise decisions on and off the field.
“We are building character. We have a lot of blue-collar guys, and they represent our school. We want commitment. We want leaders. We’re creating a family atmosphere, and I’m proud of our work ethic and camaraderie,” said Wiggins.
In other words, as the head coach puts it, “We are building young men to be successful.”
Exactly how the Cavaliers go about that is no secret. It requires toil and sweat for anyone who wants to put on a Callaway High football uniform.
“We work around here. We work in the weight room. We have expectations of being successful. We work through adversity. We accomplish things. We believe in each other,” said Wiggins.
What else could there possibly be? There is more for the Callaway High football program and the players who win in the name of sportsmanship.
“Our kids have a positive demeanor and confidence,” said Wiggins. “I love what we’re doing.”
The Cavaliers are leading in the class room, on the field, and out on the city streets. Callaway High is also winning games at a high rate. The Cavaliers have followed in Wiggins’ footsteps and have racked up a record of 115-42 in the last 13 years with 11 winning seasons and 12 years of state playoff football.
Callaway High is succeeding with dominant offensive linemen like John Curtis, Lawrence Thompson, and Keiondre Jones (6-foot-4, 315 pounds).
The Cavaliers are winning with some supremely gifted skill players like D.J. Atkins, Kedrick Ramsey, Cartavious Bigsby, Jacob Freeman, Qua Hines, Courtney Williams and Kobe Jackson.
Callaway High is also winning football games with a ball-hawking defense with the likes of Lichon Terrell, Jamie Sellers, Tely Fanning, Jonathan Leonard, Jalin Shephard and Jabari Smith.
The Cavaliers are just winners all around. The Callaway High players are becoming better people, and they are learning all of the intricate details that are necessary on the field of play.
Coach Pete Wiggins has built a top notch football program at Callaway High, and the entire state of Georgia knows it.